Lucas Gaspard

Heather Horst, Larissa Hjorth

Lucas Gaspard is a PhD candidate in the school of Media and Communication at RMIT University. Having won academic prizes at both Masters and undergraduate level from the University of East Anglia and University of East London in fields as varied as Television & Film Studies and Journalism, he is now undertaking funded research in an area where audience, children, new media and television studies intersect. Having enjoyed successful careers in the IT industry constructing physical networks and in band-management exploiting those networks, his current professional practices lie in education as a qualified classroom teacher with experience of teaching in the UK, Spain and now Australia.

Thesis Title: 
Play School: Exploring Children’s Consumption of, and Engagement with the Televisual Across Various and Converging Media Platforms