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Dr Mark Finn

Senior Lecturer
Doctor of Philosophy, Queensland University of Technology, Australia


I have published widely on various aspects of new media, including the historical development electronic commerce and the social implications of mobile computing technologies. For the past five years I have been specialising in the social and cultural dimensions of vldeo games, with my most cited work examining the debate over game censorship. My current work focues on the concept of mediatisation and its implications for a wide range of activities, including sport, politics and education.

My diverse academic background means that I can supervise research students working on a variety of different topics, but I am particularly interested in working with students wanting to explore the role the media is playing in changing social relations.

Research interests

Communication, Journalism and Media Studies; Video games; Educational Technologies; Intercultural Communications

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

PhD topics and outlines

Media and Global Citizenship: I am interested in supervising any students who wish to explore the role media is playing in the formation of global citizenship.

Mediatisation of Sport: Media is having a profound impact on the way sport is conducted, and I am interested in supervising students who wish to explore this phenomenon.

Fields of Research

  • Computer Gaming And Animation - 360502
  • Media Studies - 470107
  • Organisational, Interpersonal And Intercultural Communication - 470108

Teaching areas

Media Economics;Global Media;Intercultural Communications


  • 2017, Swinburne, Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, Swinburne University of Technology


Also published as: Finn, Mark; Finn, M.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2009: Future broadband services S2020 -02 *; Smart Services CRC: New Media Services

* Chief Investigator