Peter West - BA (Design / Advertising) is Lecturer in Communication Design in the school of Media and Communication at RMIT. Peter’s teaching methods combine, creative strategic thinking, action research, reflective practice and peer critique. These methods are contextualised by real world social issues. Peter’s professional career includes working as both an art director and copywriter on a freelance basis at several multinational advertising and communications agencies; servicing both retail and social issue communications across a broad range of media platforms.
Peter is a Partner Investigator on the Melbourne School of Government Research Cluster Grant: “Indigenous Nation Building: Theory, Practice and its emergence in Australia’s public policy discourse.” 2013- 2016 and a named Research Assistant on ARC Linkage Grant (LP14t: Indigenous nationhood in the absence of recognition: Self governance insights and strategies from three Aboriginal communities 2014 -2017. The thematic of how we engage with Indigenous storytelling and narrative, is a trajectory which runs through his research and comprises the enquiry and project components of his MA/PHD, commenced in 2015