Trevor is Associate Professor of Journalism and Acting Head of School in the School of Communications and Arts at the Faculty of Education and Arts.
- JOU2111 - Introduction to Journalism
- JOU3113 - Health Journalism
- JOU2103 - Media Law and Ethics
- JOU3110 - Freelance Journalism
Trevor worked in Central Africa as a missionary, lecturer and broadcaster for ten years in the 1980’s, and then as an intern at the BBC in London and as a reporter for CNS in Rome in the early 1990s. Trevor worked as a university lecturer at DWU and as a Media Officer for CBC in Papua New Guinea in the late 1990s. Since 2002, he has been a lecturer, Course Coordinator, Program Director and Associate Professor of Journalism at Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia.
Trevor has received several university and national tertiary teaching awards and two national research grants (ARC and OLT), and his research areas include health reporting, health communications and media coverage of infectious diseases, especially HIV. He is a member of the International AIDS Society (IAS), and he has been described as one of the top researchers in Australia on media and HIV. Trevor conducts workshops in Asia and the Pacific on reporting HIV and he works as a reporter at international AIDS conferences.
Trevor’s current projects include media training for AIDS organizations and HIV leaders, and teaching health communications as a Visiting Professor at the Communication University of China in Beijing and Koblenz-Landau University in Germany.
- 2009 - National Advisory Board on the reporting of mental health.
- 2007 - International AIDS Society, (IAS)
- 2007 - International Association for Media and Communication Research, (IAMCR)
- 2006 - Asian Media Information and Communication, (AMIC)
- 2006 - Amnesty International, (AI)
- 2005 - Australian Centre for Independent Journalism, (ACIJ)
- 2003 - Australian Catholic Press Association, (ACPA)
- 2002 - Australian Journalists Association, (AJA)
- 2002 - National Tertiary Education Union, (NTEU)
- 1999 - Australasian Medical Writers Association, (AMWA)
- 1998 - Journalism Education Association of Australia, (JEAA)
Awards and Recognition
University and National Teaching Awards
- 2010 - ECU Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Engagement in Learning and Teaching
- 2009 - ECU Professional Development Scholarship
- 2008 - Carrick Institute Citation Award for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning
- 2008 - ECU Vice-Chancellor’s Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning
- 2007 - ECU Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching
National and International Research Positions
- Accepted as a member of the European International Research Staff Exchange Program (IRSES)
- Visiting Professor at the Communication of ChinaVisiting Professor at Landau university in Germany
- Appointed as an Assessor for the Australian Research Council
- Appointed Research Fellow at the Pacific Media Centre, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
Research Areas and Interests
- Journalism education
- Curriculum development
- Developing communication skills
- Health communications
- HIV Journalism