Nicholas Richardson has been a Lecturer at UNSW since June 2014 and is currently convenor of the postgraduate media coursework (Masters) programs. His research has followed two trajectories. One is investigations into strategic communications in major policy and project development that has been made subject to news media scrutiny. His other research trajectory is commercial communications practice and how creative outcomes arise in commercial contexts. He draws on thematic discourse analysis and actor–network theory for the theoretical basis for these investigations.
Richardson N, 2019, 'Wandering a Metro: Actor-Network Theory Research and Rapid Rail Infrastructure Communication', M/C Journal, vol. 22, http://journal.media-culture.org.au/index.php/mcjournal/article/view/1560
Richardson NJ; Ryder P, 2017, 'Comfortably cocooned: onboard media and Sydney's ongoing gridlock.', Global Media Journal : Australian Edition, vol. 11, http://www.hca.westernsydney.edu.au/gmjau/?p=3302
Richardson NJ, 2017, '“Making It Happen”: Deciphering Government Branding in Light of the Sydney Building Boom', M/C Journal ; A journal of media and culture, vol. 20, http://journal.media-culture.org.au/index.php/mcjournal/article/view/1221
Richardson NJ, 2015, 'A Curatorial Turn in Policy Development? Managing the Changing Nature of Policymaking Subject to Mediatisation', M/C Journal, vol. 18, http://journal.media-culture.org.au/index.php/mcjournal/article/viewArticle/998
Richardson NJ, 2015, 'Political Upheaval in Australia: Media, Foucault and Shocking Policy', in Paterno D; Bourk M; Matheson D (eds.), ANZCA Conference Proceedings 2015, ANZCA Conference 2015, Queenstown, New Zealand, presented at ANZCA Conference 2015, Queenstown, New Zealand, 08 July 2015 - 10 July 2015, http://www.anzca.net/documents/2015-conf-papers/850-anzca15-richardson.html
Creative advertising, brand management, research methods.