|Professional Biography |
|Dr. Brand earned a Ph.D. in the Mass Media Program at Michigan State University 1995. His doctoral research focused on the social cognitive effects of counter-stereotyped portrayals of men on television. Professor Brand earned a Master of Arts in Communication Studies at the University of Michigan in 1989. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism in 1986 from Grand Valley State University. |
Dr. Brand joined Bond University in 1994. He lectures in Mass Communication, Research Methods and Statistics, Communication Technologies, Interactive Media and Computer Games.
His research program now focuses on the effects of computer games and interactivity on audiences.
Dr. Brand has published in The Journal of Communication, The Journal of Advertising Research, Educational Leadership and in leading edited texts in the communication field. He presents at conferences such as the International Communication Association, the Digital Games Research Association, the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association and the Centre for Values Research Conferences on Youth and Media. He is a reviewer to international and domestic communication journals and serves as a referee for international and domestic conferences.
Dr. Brand is consultant to the Office of Film and Literature Classification, Australian Broadcasting Authority, SBS Corporation, Interactive Entertainment Association of Australia, Australian Communications and Media Authority and ENERGEX.
|Doctor of Philosophy - Michigan State University |
Bachelor of Arts - Grand Valley State University
Master of Arts - University of Michigan
|Professional admission & memberships |
Information Technology Advisory Group
Emerging Technology Committee
HSS Higher Degree Research Committee
|Other professional appointments |
Consultant - Interactive Games and Entertainment Association
Consultant - Australian Communications and Media Authority
Classification Advisory Committee - Australian Law Reform Commission
Consultant - Special Broadcasting System - Policy Branch
Consultant - Australian Classification Board
|Recent Keynote Addresses |
- The Future of Enriched e-Textbooks in the Attention Economy
Pearson Annual Sales Leadership Conference (2011), Pearson Education Australia
- Smarter than you think! Video Games and the future of the knowledge economy
Professional Forum Industry Lunch - Customs House 2010, Bond University
- Games and society: The engine of digital life
2nd International ISFE Experts Conference 2007, Interactive Software Federation of Europe
- The Implications of Interactivity for Media Impact
International Ratings Conference 2007, OFLC