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Dr Luk Swiatek

Lecturer in Communication and Public Relations

School of Comm, Journalism and Marketing (WLG)

Lukasz Swiatek mainly researches strategic communication, especially in relation to awards and prizes. Other research areas include entertainment, creativity, and teaching and learning (in higher education). He has taught a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and his teaching and learning blog regularly receives visitors from around the world. Previously, Luk worked in Australia in publishing and news (as a reporter and editor) and in integrated communication, in both the corporate and not-for-profit sectors.

Academic Memberships:
- Australia and New Zealand Communication Association
- Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (Associate Fellow)

Professional Memberships
- Public Relations Institute of New Zealand
- Public Relations Institute of Australia

Lukasz Swiatek mainly researches strategic communication, especially in relation to awards and prizes. Other research areas include entertainment, creativity, and teaching and learning (in higher education). He has taught a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and his teaching and learning blog regularly receives visitors from around the world. Previously, Luk worked in Australia in publishing and news (as a reporter and editor) and in integrated communication, in both the corporate and not-for-profit sectors.

Academic Memberships:
- Australia and New Zealand Communication Association
- Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (Associate Fellow)

Professional Memberships:
- Public Relations Institu...

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Professional

Contact details

  • Location: physical address: Level F / Block 5 / Massey University / Mt Cook / Wellington 6021 / New Zealand
  • Location: postal address: School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing / Massey University Wellington Campus / PO Box 756 / Wellington, 6140 / New Zealand
  • Ph: DDI (Direct Dial In): +64 4 979 3712

Research Expertise

Research Interests

  • Strategic communication
  • Public relations
  • Organisational communication
  • Awards
  • Prizes
  • Entertainment
  • Creativity
  • Teaching and learning

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Communication and Media Studies (200100): Cultural Studies (200200): Globalisation and Culture (200206): Languages, Communication And Culture (200000)

Research Outputs

Book

Swiatek, L., & Brevini, B. (2017). Australia: The perpetual battler. In C. Herzog, H. Hilker, L. Novy, & O. Torun (Eds.) Transparency and Funding of Public Service Media. (pp. 133 - 143). Wiesbaden: Springer VS
[Chapter]Authored by: Swiatek, L.
Swiatek, L. (2016). Accessing the finest minds: Insights into creativity from esteemed media professionals. In Exploring the Benefits of Creativity in Education, Media, and the Arts. (pp. 240 - 263).
[Chapter]Authored by: Swiatek, L.
Brevini, B., & Swiatek, L. (2016). Mediaset (gruppo mediaset). In B. Birkinbine, R. Gomez, & J. Wasko (Eds.) Global Media Giants. (pp. 181 - 190). New York: Routledge
[Chapter]Authored by: Swiatek, L.
Swiatek, L. (2015). Constructing the cosmopolitan arena concert. In B. Halligan, K. Fairclough-Isaacs, R. Edgar, & N. Spelman (Eds.) The Arena Concert: Music, Mediation and Mass Entertainment. (pp. 87 - 97). New York: Bloomsbury Academic
[Chapter]Authored by: Swiatek, L.
Swiatek, L. (2014). Rewarding work, representing work: The serious side of entertainment in globalised award shows. In Handbook of Research on the Impact of Culture and Society on the Entertainment Industry. (pp. 203 - 224).
[Chapter]Authored by: Swiatek, L.

Journal

Swiatek, L. (2017). Education for sustainable happiness and well-being. Higher Education Research and Development. 36(6), 1307-1309Retreived from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2017.1345604
[Book Review]Authored by: Swiatek, L.
Swiatek, LM. (2016). Public Relations and Participatory Culture: Fandom, Social Media and Community Engagement. Routledge, 2016. Edited by Amber L. Hutchins and Natalie T. J. Tindall. Asia Pacific Public Relations Journal. 17(2), 92-94 Retrieved from http://novaojs.newcastle.edu.au/apprj
[Journal article]Authored by: Swiatek, L.
Swiatek, L. (2016). Organizational Discourse: Communication and Constitution. Media International Australia. 160(1), 152-153
[Journal article]Authored by: Swiatek, L.
Swiatek, L. (2016). Constructing cultural memory: A memetic approach. International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics. 12(1), 129-142
[Journal article]Authored by: Swiatek, L.
Swiatek, L. (2014). An Educational and Inspirational Broadcast: The Oscars Red Carpet Pre-Show. Networking Knowledge. 7(4), 1-17 Retrieved from http://ojs.meccsa.org.uk/index.php/netknow/article/viewFile/354/184#
[Journal article]Authored by: Swiatek, L.
Swiatek, LM. (2014). Rewarding and promoting creativity: New approaches, old realities. Academic Quarter [Akademisk Kvarter]. 9, 73-86 Retrieved from http://www.en.aau.dk/
[Journal article]Authored by: Swiatek, L.
Swiatek, L. (2014). Theorizing borders through analyses of power relationships. Regions and Cohesion. 4(3), 124-126 Retrieved from http://berghahnjournals.com/view/journals/regions-and-cohesion/4/3/reco040308.xml
[Journal article]Authored by: Swiatek, L.
Swiatek, L. (2016). Review: Play: A Theory of Learning and Change, Tara Brabazon.
[Internet publication]Authored by: Swiatek, L.
Swiatek, L. (2014). Book Review: 85 Years of the Oscar. : 'Only Oscar' [now 'La La Film']
[Internet publication]Authored by: Swiatek, L.

Conference

Swiatek, L.(2017). Capital Creating Cultures of Peace? A Critical Analysis of Nobel Peace Laureates and their Organisations’ Activist Efforts. Paper presented at the meeting of the Cultural Studies Association of Australasia (CSAA) Annual Conference. Massey University (Wellington)
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Swiatek, L.
Swiatek, L.(2017). Crossing Divides through Podcasting? New Opportunities for Aural Connections, Old Limitations from Capitalist Inequalities. Paper presented at the meeting of the Cultural Studies Association of Australasia (CSAA) Annual Conference. Massey University (Wellington)
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Swiatek, L.
Swiatek, L., & Verhoeven, G.(2017). Building students’ enterprise skills through inductive teaching. Paper presented at the meeting of the Tertiary Education Research in New Zealand Conference. Massey University (Manawatu / Palmerston North)
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Swiatek, L.
Edgington, U., & Swiatek, L.(2017). Migration and cultural contexts: What are the lived experiences of overseas tertiary teaching staff who have moved to New Zealand?. Paper presented at the meeting of the Tertiary Education Research in New Zealand Conference. Massey University (Manawatu / Palmerston North)
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Swiatek, L.
Shekhawat, GS., & Swiatek, L. (2017). Self-paced, on-demand consultation times: A novel approach to providing assessment advice through instructor-made videos. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Tertiary Education Research in New Zealand Conference. Massey University (Manawatu / Palmerston North)
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Swiatek, L.
Swiatek, L. (2017). Rewarding Communication: From the Oscars to Oprah, and Beyond. Presented at the School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing Research Seminar Series. Massey University, Wellington.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Swiatek, L.
Swiatek, L. (2017). Breaking the news and breaking the ice: a short weekly way of fostering deep learning. Presented at the Massey University 2017 Learning and Teaching Symposium. Massey University, Wellington.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Swiatek, L.
Swiatek, L.(2017). Using industry news to enhance subject mastery and foster deep learning. Paper presented at the meeting of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Annual Conference. Sydney
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Swiatek, L.
Swiatek, L., & Brevini, B.(2017). The ABC as the quintessential Aussie Battler: challenging narratives of slow demise. Paper presented at the meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) Annual Conference. The University of Sydney
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Swiatek, L.
Swiatek, L.(2017). What’s Making Headlines? Reflections on a Novel Teaching Approach. Paper presented at the meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) Annual Conference. The University of Sydney
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Swiatek, L.
Swiatek, L. (2017). The growing inequalities produced by recognitional communications in the digital age. In G. Öztürk, & I. Eken (Eds.) First International Conference on New Trends in Communication. (pp. 543 - 552). Istanbul: International Conference on New Trends in Communication
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Swiatek, L.
Swiatek, L.(2016). Learning from the very best craft practitioners: Fostering student creativityusing models of excellence. . Newcastle, Australia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Swiatek, L.
Swiatek, L.(2016). Beyond certificates and statuettes: The growing media resources of accolade-conferring organisations. . Newcastle, Australia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Swiatek, L.
Swiatek, L.(2015). Developing Cultural Competence Through Deep Learning: A Tutor’s Approach. Paper presented at the meeting of the 2015 Sydney Teaching Colloquium. The University of Sydney
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Swiatek, L.
Swiatek, L.(2015). Cosmopolitan arena concerts: Dialogues and tensions. . Sydney, Australia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Swiatek, L.
Swiatek, L.(2015). From Award Shows to Award Museums: Investigating the Growing Communications of Accolade-Conferring Organisations. Paper presented at the meeting of the UNSW Arts & Social Sciences Postgraduate Conference: Research Horizons. The University of New South Wales, Sydney
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Swiatek, L.
Swiatek, L.(2015). Fragmentation and Specialisation in Cultural Industries: A Case Study of the Nobel Organisations. Paper presented at the meeting of the Division of Humanities & Social Sciences Postgraduate Conference. The University of Sydney Law School
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Swiatek, L.
Swiatek, L.(2015). Awards and prizes: Historic media and their coverage. . Canberra, Australia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Swiatek, L.
Swiatek, L.(2014). When is an elite public not elite? understanding the character and communications of laurelled elite publics. . Melbourne, Australia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Swiatek, L.
Swiatek, L.(2014). Counter prizes and counter publicity: a case study of the Food Sovereignty Prize. Paper presented at the meeting of the Cultural Studies Association of Australasia Conference. The University of Wollongong
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Swiatek, L.
Swiatek, L.(2014). The cultural activism of awarding organisations: From compassionate imagination to compassionate participation. . Wollongong, Australia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Swiatek, L.
Swiatek, L.(2013). Awards and Prizes: Changing Theory, Practices for Change. Paper presented at the meeting of the School of Arts and Media Postgraduate Symposium. The University of New South Wales
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Swiatek, L.
Swiatek, L.(2013). Nobel Social Justice: Considering the Novel Peace Center’s Community Engagement Activities. Paper presented at the meeting of the Higher Degree Research Conference on Social Justice. the University of Sydney
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Swiatek, L.
Swiatek, L.(2012). Awards and prizes: Beyond the material. . Sydney, Australia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Swiatek, L.

Report

Swiatek, L., Brogt, E., Milne, J., & Sutherland, K.(2017). Report from the academic development symposium: Supporting academics over their career. Wellington: Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia New Zealand Branch
[Technical Report]Authored by: Swiatek, L.

Supervision and Teaching

Courses Coordinated

  • 219.100 Introduction to Business Communication
  • 219.303 Organisational Communication
  • 219.305 Public Relations Management

Media and Links

Media

  • 04 Jan 2018 - Newspaper
    'Get yourself a bigger pay packet in 2018'
    Co-authored with Grant Verhoeven, published in The Dominion Post on Feb. 10
  • 04 Jan 2018 - Newspaper
    'Get a foot in the door...'
    Co-authored with Grant Verhoeven, published in The Dominion Post on Feb. 7
  • 04 Jan 2018 - Newspaper
    'Prepare for the robots'
    Co-authored with Grant Verhoeven, published in The Dominion Post on Feb. 7
  • 04 Jan 2018 - Newspaper
    'Fast-track your brilliant career this year'
    Co-authored with Grant Verhoeven, published in The Dominion Post on Jan. 27
  • 03 Oct 2016 - Online
    Opinion: 'The Nobel Prizes’ controversial push...'
    Available at: https://theconversation.com/the-nobel-prizes-controversial-push-for-popularity-66118
  • 03 Oct 2016 - Radio
    Interviewed on ABC Radio Canberra
    Interviewed on ABC Radio Canberra (666 AM) about the Nobel Prizes, on the 'Breakfast' show with Philip Clark, Oct. 4
  • 03 Nov 2016 - Radio
    Interviewed on ABC Radio Adelaide
    Interviewed on ABC Radio Adelaide (891 AM) about the Nobel Prize for Literature, on 'Afternoons with Sonya Feldhoff', Nov. 17
  • 03 May 2016 - Radio
    Invited to speak on 2SER
    Invited to speak on 2SER (107.3 FM), on the ‘2016 Eurovision Special’ episode of 'The Election Nerds' radio show, May 14
  • 02 Oct 2015 - Magazine
    Feature article: ‘Prizing Time in Oslo’
    Available from: http://issuu.com/kulturaconnect/docs/kultura_connect_2015_11/28
  • 01 Dec 2013 - Magazine
    Feature article: 'Prizing Time in Stockholm'
    Available at: http://issuu.com/kulturaconnect/docs/kultura_connect_2013_10/27

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