Steven Maras

Associate Professor, BA (Curtin), Hons (Murdoch), PhD (Murdoch), SFHEA (UWA)

    • The University of Western Australia (M257), 35 Stirling Highway,

      6009 Perth


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    Personal profile


    Steven joined the Media and Communication program at UWA in 2015.

    Since he began teaching in 1989 he has held senior positions at the University of Western Sydney (1995–2005) and the University of Sydney (2005–2015). He has been a visiting scholar at the Australian, Film, Television, and Radio School in 1998, the School of Cinema-Arts, University of Southern California in 2002, and at the School of Journalism, Fudan University, Shanghai in October-November 2012.

    A graduate of Curtin University in Western Australia (1988), Steven studied Honours at Murdoch University, and received his PhD in Communication Studies from Murdoch University (1994). Steven is open to inquiries regarding postgraduate supervision in any of his areas of key research, including media ethics, screenwriting, and communication theory.

    Roles and responsibilities

    Discipline Chair, Media and Communication, School of Social Sciences (2017-2020)

    Graduate Research Coordinator, School of Social Sciences (2015-2020)

    Previous positions

    Jan 2005-March 2015: University of Sydney
    Jan 1995-Jan 2005: University of Western Sydney


    media and communication ethics and critical practice
    screenwriting research
    the relationship of theory and practice
    theories of communication
    the history of the field of media and communication studies.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

    External positions

    WA Regional Representative, Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA)

    1 Sept 2019 → …

    Foundation Co-Editor, Palgrave Studies in Screenwriting Book Series

    Feb 2012 → …

    Research expertise keywords

    • Media Ethics
    • Screenwriting
    • Journalism
    • Communication Theory
    • Media Studies
    • Screenwriting research
    • Objectivity in journalism


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