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Dr Chris Drew

Chris Drew

About Chris Drew

Dr Christopher Drew is Senior Lecturer in Education. His work crosses media, cultural, childhood and education studies.

Chris has a PhD in Education from the Australian Catholic University, and B.Ed (Honours, first class) from Charles Sturt University. His work can be found in journals including Discourse: Studies in the cultural politics of education, Sociology of Education and Critical Studies in Education.

Chris is open for collaboration on research projects and supervision of research students in areas that align with his research skills.

Research interests and activities

Chris is currently working on research into good practice in podcast and vodcast design for higher education, with several publications in the works for 2017.

Concomitantly, he is continuing to collaborate with colleagues in Australia on projects exploring historical and contemporary understandings of the concept of childhood; and the impact of the marketization of education systems on education cultures.


Drew, C., Gottschall, K., Wardman, N.  & Saltmarsh, S. (2016). The Joy of Privilege: Elite private school online promotions and the promise of happiness. In A, Koh & J. Kenway  (eds.), Elite Schools: Multiple Geographies of Privilege. London: Routledge.

Symes, C., and Drew, C. (2016) Education on the rails: a textual ethnography of university advertising in mobile contexts. Critical Studies in Education: 1-19.

View Chris Drew's Publications on TeesRep