Research & engagement

The School has developed a reputation for research that explores how changes in communication impact on the ways we live, work, interact and connect. The School’s research programs explore the history and meaning of niche and popular media; and how media forms and their distribution are transforming content and uses in constantly changing digital media landscapes.

The School is home to seven research programs that examine different media and social settings:

  • Culture, Media, Economy
  • Journalism & Political Communications
  • Screen Histories and Cultures
  • Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub
  • Environment and Media
  • Gender & Media Lab
  • Asian Cultural & Media Studies

Research centres and groups


Culture, Media, Economy (CME) is a key research group that Monash University's Faculty of Arts is investing in for talent enhancement and capacity building.

CME is a response to the current conjuncture in which new financial and business models, technologies, socio-cultural dynamics and geo-political configurations have radically transformed our understandings and practices of culture, media and economy.

For more information, visit the Culture, Media, Economy (CME) project website.

Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub


The Hub is a University-wide research grouping across six Faculties and two Institutes. It was first established with membership in MFJ in 2016 and has now grown to bring the research resources of a University to the world of climate communication. In doing so it builds toward media and policy infrastructure that adequately addresses climate change in Australia.

Our mission is to apply research strategies from media studies, journalism studies, social sciences, humanities, political science, and climate science to improve public understanding of climate change. Rigorous research of climate change reporting, public attitudes and the communication practices of climate scientists will identify what is needed to effectively inform all Australians of the dangers of, and solutions to, climate change.

For more information, visit the Research Hub website.