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Professor Andrew Hickey

Professor Andrew Hickey
Name Andrew Hickey
Position Professor (Communications)
Section School of Humanities and Communication
Office Q234
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 2337
Extension 2337
Qualifications BA USQ , BA(Hons) USQ , GDipAppSc Charles Sturt , MAppSc Charles Sturt , PhD USQ
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Andrew Hickey is Professor in Communications in the School of Humanities and Communication. Since his doctoral (Ph.D) research which explored the role and influence of mass communication and 'public pedagogical artefacts' on the development of a community, Andrew has published in areas of critical pedagogy, public pedagogies and emancipatory social practice. He has also led funded research projects exploring the role of community in the development of social harmony. Apart from these professional concerns, Andrew is an ardent advocate for blues music and the restorative properties of an overdriven electric guitar. He plays in a blues-rock band, and when not sending himself deaf at late night gigs, is usually found demonstrating classic riffs from the blues masters to his partner and two boys. Andrew can be contacted via the School of Humanities and Communication, USQ. E: andrew.hickey@usq,

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Economics, Business and Management) ( 130205 )
  • Sociology ( 160800 )
  • Cultural Studies ( 200200 )
  • Sociology ( 441000 )
  • Cultural Studies ( 470200 )
  • Humanities And Social Sciences Curriculum And Pedagogy (excl. Economics ( 390107 )
  • Curriculum And Pedagogy ( 390100 )

Research interests
Cultural Studies
Critical Theory
Community Identity
Popular Culture
Representation Politics
Qualitative Research Methodologies

Professional memberships
Associate of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA)

Executive Board Member of the Cultural Studies Association of Australasia (CSAA)

Industry affiliations
Member of the Australian College of Educators (MACE)

USQ Research affiliations

  • Institute for Resilient Regions (IRR)
  • Centre for Heritage and Culture (CHC)

Currently teaching courses/programs
CMS1010 Introduction to Communication Studies
CMS1012 Introduction to Media Studies
CMS2019 Global Hollywood
CMS2008 Self, Subjectivities and Communication
CMS2009 Celebrity and Society
CMS3008 Communication and Media Industries
CMS3009 Research and Inquiry in Communication and Media
HMT3001 Independent Project
CRI2211 Crime, Justice and the Media

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
15 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Chair- USQ Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC)

Research most recent
Hickey, Andrew and Riddle, Stewart (2021) Relational pedagogy and the role of informality in renegotiating learning and teaching encounters. Pedagogy, Culture and Society. ISSN 1468-1366

Hickey, Andrew and Riddle, Stewart and Robinson, Janean and Down, Barry and Hattam, Robert and Wrench, Alison (2021) Relational pedagogy and the policy failure of contemporary Australian schooling: activist teaching and pedagogically driven reform. Journal of Educational Administration and History. pp. 1-15. ISSN 0022-0620

Hickey, Andrew. (2020). Where Does Critical Pedagogy Happen? Youth, Relational Pedagogy and the Interstitial Spaces of School. In Steinberg, S. and Down, B. (eds.), SAGE Handbook of Critical Pedagogies. New York: SAGE.

Research most notable
Hickey, A. (ed) (2016). The Pedagogies of Cultural Studies. Routledge, New York.

Hickey, A. (2012). Cities of Signs: Learning the logic of urban spaces. Peter Lang, New York.

Hickey, Andrew and Smith, Carly (2020) Working the aporia: ethnography, embodiment and the ethnographic self. Qualitative Research.

Publications in ePrints

Halliwell, Sherree D. and du Plessis, Carol and Hickey, AndrewORCID: and Gildersleeve, JessicaORCID: and Mullens, Amy B.ORCID: and Sanders, Tait and Clark, Kirsty A. and Hughto, Jaclyn M. W. and Debattista, Joseph and Phillips, Tania M. and Daken, KirstieORCID: and Bromdal, AnnetteORCID: (2022) A Critical Discourse Analysis of an Australian Incarcerated Trans Woman’s Letters of Complaint and Self-Advocacy. Ethos. pp. 1-25. ISSN 0091-2131

Green, Bill and Hickey, AndrewORCID: (2022) Cultural studies and education: a dialogue of ‘disciplines’? Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies. pp. 1-13. ISSN 1030-4312

Hickey, Andrew ORCID: and Riddle, StewartORCID: and Robinson, Janean and Hattam, Robert and Down, Barry and Wrench, Alison (2022) Relational pedagogy and democratic education. In: New perspectives on education for democracy: creative responses to local and global challenges. Taylor & Francis (Routledge), New York, United States, pp. 200-212. ISBN 9780367703431

Hickey, Andrew ORCID: and Johnson, LaurieORCID: (2022) The location of Cultural Studies: a contextually contingent account of Cultural Studies’ praxis. Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies. pp. 1-11. ISSN 1030-4312

Hickey, Andrew ORCID: and Davis, Samantha and Farmer, Will and Dawidowicz, Julianna and Moloney, ClintORCID: and Lamont-Mills, AndreaORCID: and Carniel, JessORCID: and Pillay, Yosheen and Akenson, DavidORCID: and Bromdal, AnnetteORCID: and Gehrmann, RichardORCID: and Mills, Dean and Kolbe-Alexander, TracyORCID: and Machin, TanyaORCID: and Reich, SuzanneORCID: and Southey, KimORCID: and Crowley-Cyr, LyndaORCID: and Watanabe, Taiji and Davenport, Josh and King, Helena and Williams, Lucy and Timmins, Kurt and Thompson, Michael and Eacersall, DouglasORCID: and Maxwell, JacintaORCID: (2021) Beyond criticism of ethics review boards: strategies for engaging research communities and enhancing ethical review processes. Journal of Academic Ethics. ISSN 1570-1727

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Research supervisor in the area of:

  • Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Economics, Business and Management) ( 130205 )
  • Sociology ( 441000 )
  • Cultural Studies ( 470200 )
  • Humanities And Social Sciences Curriculum And Pedagogy (excl. Economics ( 390107 )
  • Curriculum And Pedagogy ( 390100 )