Greg Hearn

Creative Employment Mapping and Creative Business Benchmarker

Professor Greg Hearn is a Chief Investigator and Project Leader in the CCI, and Interim Director of the Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation at Queensland University of Technology.

Greg has been a pioneer in detailed mapping and integration of the creative industries into innovation policy. His work also includes applications development and evaluation of new technologies and services in the creative industries. Currently, he is a chief investigator on a number of applications development projects currently funded by ARC Linkage grants (e.g. the Youth Internet Radio Network).

These grants have been documented in scholarly publications and books, notably The communication superhighway: Social and economic change in the digital age (1998), and Public policy and the knowledge economy: Foundations and frameworks (2003), and The knowledge economy handbook (2005). His research outputs (5 books, 80 refereed papers or book chapters) bridge across psychology, economics, media and communication studies, cultural studies, forecasting, and management.

Greg also has extensive industry experience through research collaborations, commercial research, and consultancies. He has successfully negotiated and executed many high level industry research projects and has authored or co-authored over 20 major research reports including a national study of digital content industry research and innovation system, in association with Cutler and Company, for the Federal Department of Communications IT and the Arts.