STEVE REDHEAD is Professor of Sports Media in the Faculty of Education and Faculty of Arts at Charles Sturt University, New South Wales, Australia.
Steve has honours and masters degrees from the University of Manchester and a Ph.D from the University of Warwick. Steve is currently supervising a number of postgraduate students on a variety of topics. He has supervised twenty-nine Ph.D candidates to completion in different countries around the world, including the UK, Canada and Australia, and is widely recognised as an international scholar in the study of sport and media cultures, accelerated culture, critical criminology and cultural theory. As Professor of Law and Popular Culture at Manchester Metropolitan University he directed the Unit for Law and Popular Culture and co-directed the Manchester Institute for Popular Culture (MIPC). As Professor of Sport and Media Cultures in the Chelsea School at the University of Brighton, Steve was Head of the Research Student Division and co-directed the Centre for Sport Research. As Professor of Interdisciplinary Legal Studies at University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) in Ontario, Canada, Steve was Chair of the International Committee for the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities.
Steve has published many books including Sing When You’re Winning: The Last Football Book (Pluto Press, London and New Hampshire, 1987), The End-of-the-Century Party: Youth and Pop Towards 2000 (Manchester University Press, Manchester and NY, 1990), Football With Attitude (Wordsmith, Manchester, 1991), Rave Off: Politics and Deviance in Contemporary Youth Culture (Avebury, Aldershot, 1993, reprinted 1995), The Passion and The Fashion: Football Fandom in the New Europe (Avebury, Aldershot, 1993). Unpopular Cultures: The Birth of Law and Popular Culture (Manchester University Press, Manchester and NY, 1995), Subculture To Clubcultures: An Introduction to Popular Cultural Studies (Blackwell, Oxford, 1997 and Golden Bough, Seoul,1999), The Clubcultures Reader: Readings in Popular Cultural Studies (Blackwell, Oxford, 1997), Post-Fandom And The Millennial Blues: The Transformation of Soccer Culture (Routledge, London and NY, 1997), Repetitive Beat Generation (Rebel Inc/Canongate, Edinburgh, 2000), Paul Virilio: Theorist for an Accelerated Culture (Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh/University of Toronto Press, Toronto and Buffalo, 2004), The Paul Virilio Reader (Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh/Columbia University Press, NY, European Perspectives, 2004), The Jean Baudrillard Reader (Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh/Columbia University Press, NY, European Perspectives, 2008, Edinburgh Scholarship Online, 2012) and We Have Never Been Postmodern: Theory at the Speed of Light (Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, 2011, distributed in North America by Columbia University Press, NY, Edinburgh Scholarship Online, 2012).
Steve has published hundreds of book chapters, articles, essays, reviews and reports and has carried out consultancy and advisory work with diverse bodies including the BBC, Granada TV, Department of Culture, Media and Sport, Lancashire County Cricket Club, Manchester City FC, Manchester United FC, Factory Records, WA Asthma Foundation, New Zealand Government and Wellington City Council. He chaired the Creative Industries Taskforce of the State Government of Western Australia for the Premier Geoff Gallop. He has also been a specialist policy advisor on mobile city cultures to the Minister of Culture and the Arts, the Department of Industry and Resources and the Office of the Premier in the State Government of Western Australia in Perth. He was co-editor of Ashgate’s Arena ‘Popular Cultural Studies’ book series. He has worked on various collaborative academic research projects including The Culture Industry, Culture of Cities and Whatever Happened to the Leisure Society? He is a regular contributor to the world renowned popular music website www.rocksbackpages.com., editor of Bloomsbury’s Subcultural Style book series, a reviewer for the Times Higher Education and is a member of many international journal editorial boards including IM Interactive Media e-journal, Sport in Society, International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies, and the Entertainment and Sports Law Journal. He has appeared in many TV and radio programmes and regularly produces podcasts on a variety of topics.
Steve has held numerous Visiting Professorships around the world. He is Visiting Professor of Accelerated Culture, University of Bolton, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom.
Steve has also been Visiting European Professor at the School of Communication, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, Visiting Professor on the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada ‘Culture of Cities’ project at McGill University and York University, Canada, Visiting Professor and Visiting Fellow in Communications and Cultural Studies in the School of Media, Communication and Culture at Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia, and Adjunct Professor of Sport and Media, School of Human Movement Studies, Charles Sturt University, NSW, Australia.