Dr Kenneth ( Phillip ) McIntyre
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School of Design Communication and IT
The University of Newcastle, Australia
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Dr Phillip McIntyre is a social scientist who researches how new things are created by human beings. He seeks to answer a basic question: what is the most rational way to explain how novel things are bought into being? In addition to this basic research question, he also seeks to answer an applied question: How can these explanations help to increase human kind’s ability to generate new and useful things? As well as having a research focus on creativity and innovation, Dr McIntyre also teaches media production and media studies courses in the Bachelor of Communication program. He is the Head of Discipline for Communication and Media in the School of Design, Communication and Information Technology. He was recently a Visiting Fellow at Leeds Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom working with a research group in sound production in the Faculty of Information and Technology. He is an Executive Member of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA), a current member of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) and the Association for the Study of the Art of Record Production (ASARP). He sat on the Editorial Board of Perfect Beat: The Pacific Journal of Research into Contemporary Music and Popular Culture between 2006-2011 and is a reviewer for the Art of Record Production international conference proceedings, 2007-2011. Phillip is currently a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of the Art of Record Production (JARP) and is the Conference Proceedings Editor for this journal. His most recent media production was a documentary series on the wine industry for ABC Radio. Previously Phillip McIntyre was involved in the music industry where he was a songwriter, instrumentalist, musical director and manager for various groups dealing with promoters, record companies and distribution labels. He managed a section of a large music retailer and his work as a music journalist entailed interviewing and writing feature stories on a wide range of musicians including David Bowie, John Fogerty, Paul Kelly, Don Walker, Daniel Johns, Mandawuy Yunupingu, Tim Rogers and many others. He has produced and presented a local music radio program on 2NUR FM as well as currently sitting on its Advisory Board. A number of the music videos he produced, directed and edited have been broadcast on ABCTV and he continues to produce and engineer music CDs for local artists. He has taught in the Ausmusic Basic Music Industry Skills course at TAFE, which included Daniel Johns from Silverchair as a student in the songwriting course he taught, as well as teaching courses for the Music Industry Training Package at WEA. His doctoral research investigated the creative process of songwriters as cultural producers. He has since published widely in this area. His recent book, 'Creativity and Cultural Production: Issues for Media Practice' (2012) was published by Palgrave MacMillan.
- PhD, Macquarie University, 2004
- Graduate Certificate (Practice-Tertiary Teaching), University of Newcastle, 2005
- Bachelor of Arts (Communication Studies)(Honours), University of Newcastle, 1995
- Bachelor of Arts (Communication Studies), University of Newcastle, 1994
- creativity and cultural production
- creativity and innovation
- media practice
- popular music industry
- record production
- sound production
Dr Phillip McIntyre is a researcher who has also had over twenty-five years of relevant industrial and professional experience in all facets of the Australian music industry. He has been part of the Emerging Research Leaders program and has stimulated research through his role as Head of Discipline in Communication and Media and through his international contacts particularly those at Leeds Metropolitan University in the UK. He was instrumental in forming the Communication and Media Research (CAMR) group where he is the Group Facilitator.
He was awarded his PhD in March 2004, and has been publishing material in refereed publications and delivering his research to an international audiences in conference settings. His academic research is centred on the production phase of the communication process and the relationship between creativity and cultural production. For his doctoral thesis he tested and verified the systems model of creativity, developed by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, by conducting an extensive ethnographic study of popular music songwriting. This research involved participant observation facilitated by operating in the milieu of the music industry. It was triangulated with audience surveys, document analysis and a significant number of in-depth interviews with local, national and international level songwriters.
Apart from this ongoing ethnographic research focus which he has extended to record production he also has an interest in the use of innovative research methods to examine the creative process, such as Practitioner Based Enquiry. As a result of these interests, a wide-ranging knowledge of the theories of creativity and ample practical experience in project management, sound and video production, and music journalism, he brings a valued set of skills which are directly applicable to his research.
Dr McIntyre has been successful with internal grants plus a $20,000 Collaborative Research Grant being awarded in conjunction with Newcastle City Council and a $16,000 grant coming from the ABC Regional Production Fund to produce a radio series for ABC regional radio.He has established active and ongoing international research links with colleagues at Leeds Metropolitan University and Goldsmiths College in the UK and has been involved in applications for internal and ARC grants garnering $100,000 of industry commitment for his latest Linkage application.
Dr McIntyre has published widely with a number of book chapters, journal articles and refereed international conference proceedings listed on his Researcher Report (link above). His recent book, 'Creativity and Cultural Production: Issues for Media Practice' (2012) was published by Palgrave MacMillan.
The 2013 Humour Studies Network conference organiser, Michael Meany, wrote recently that ‘Dr McIntyre’s standing as a world authority on creativity research is confirmed by his published research outputs and esteem factors such as invited keynote addresses. The most recent keynote address was given at the 19th Australasian Humour Studies Network (AHSN) Colloquium, Newcastle 7 - 9 February 2013. The colloquium theme of ‘Humour and Creativity’ was specifically chosen by the AHSN Review Committee due to Dr McIntyre’s position at the University of Newcastle and his national and international reputation.’
Communication and Media, Creativity and Innovation, Creativity and Cultural Production, Popular Music, Record Production, Creative Practice as Research.
Fields of Research
|190499||Performing Arts And Creative Writing Not Elsewhere Classified||10|
Body relevant to professional practice.
- Member - Australian and New Zealand Communication Association
- Member - International Association of the Society of Popular Music
- Member - Journal of the Art of Record Production
Leeds Metroploitan University (United Kingdom)
|01/01/2010 - 01/06/2010|
Dr Phillip McIntyre is currently the Head of Discipline of Communication and Media and sits on the School of DCIT Executive Committee. He was the Program Convenor for the Communication and Media Honours Program. In this role he was the Chair, Bachelor of Communication (Honours) Review Committee for the Faculty of Science & IT in 2004.
He currently sits on the School of DCIT Executive Committew and the DCIT Research Committee. In 2005 he was a member of both the Faculty of Science & IT and the School of DCIT Research Training Committees. He has also been a member of the School of DCIT RHD Progress Committee and sat on the School's CT&L Committee, as well as being the Library Liaison Officer for the Department of CAMA between 1998 and 2001 he was also, for a short period, the Acting Head of Department in 2001.
Dr McIntyre is also the VC Representative on the Advisory Board of the University radio station 2NURFM and is Chair of the Peter Pickhover Trust Fund Committee that reports to that Board.
In his prior professional life Dr Phillip McIntyre's aptitude for project management and administration can be seen in his active involvement with the award winning band Supersonic. The most recent project Phillip was involved in for Supersonic ran from 2003 to 2004 and was primarily funded by a group of investors. Phillip was instrumental in negotiating this funding. The project involved the coordination and oversight of the recording, manufacture, release and promotion of a popular music single, an album of songs and a video, as well as the business management of the musical group involved. Phillip undertook the planning, budgetary and oversight responsibilities during this project period (2003-2004). The project required engaging a PR firm (AMB), a manufacturing plant (MAD) as well as negotiating conditions and terms with a commercial distributor (MGM) for the product. The project also saw him acting as the producer of a promotional videoclip using an eight person crew. The administration of this entire project by Phillip McIntyre eventually involved the organisation of the work and transportation of five personnel touring across the east coast of Australia. Dr Phillip McIntyre's professional management, creative capability and administrative expertise was instrumental in the success of this project.
- communication and media studies
- creativity and cultural production
- media practice
- media production - radio
- media production - sound
- popular music studies
When Dr Phillip McIntyre commenced studying for his BA(CS) Honours degree as a mature age student at the University of Newcastle in 1994 he was asked to lecture at the same time into the Communication & Media Arts program at the University. Following this Honours year, he continued to lecture and tutor in a variety of courses at the University for the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, the Department of Leisure and Tourism as well as continuing to teach into the Communication and Media program. At this time he also taught into the BMIS Music Industry Skills course at the Hunter Institute of Higher Education (TAFE). He has also taught courses in the Music Industry Training Package for WEA. Since he achieved a full time continuing position at the University he has taught into a significant number of courses in the Communciation and Media program.
His teaching philosophy encompases an observable congruence between theoretical understanding and professional practice. His emphasis on mentoring is premised on the realisation that learning can be facilitated through interactions built on concrete experience, reflective observation, abstract conceptualisation and active experimentation. This approach dovetails well with the overall PBL approach espoused by the University.
Dr McIntyre undertook and completed the Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching in 2005. His SET and SEC scores have been consistently high and he has received commendations from the PVC of the Faculty Science & IT for his contribution to teaching in the Faculty.