Dr Russell Naughton Dr Russell Naughton

Ph.D. in Animation and Interactive Media

RMIT University, 1995-98
Melbourne, Australia

Honorary Research Associate
Centre for Telecommunications and Information Engineering
Monash University
Melbourne, Australia

July 1, 2004

Full Name :  Naughton, Russell James Grant

DoB :  December 10, 1946, Melbourne, Australia

Married :  to Rosalind, a Library Technician at Swinburne University

Family :  proud father of Alistair, b.1984, the best son in the world

Telephone :  +61 3 9874 3415

Mail :  P.O. Box 281, Nunawading, Victoria, 3131

eMail :

Education and Employment

1996 - 2001 :  Online Services Coodinator, Radio Australia (Ret. June 30)

1995 - 1998 :  M.A. and Ph.D. studies, RMIT University, Faculty of Art

1988 - 1995 :  Operations Manager, Radio Australia

1986 - 1988 :  Transmission Supervisor, Radio Australia

1984 - 1986 :  Production Operator, Radio Australia

1981 - 1984 :  Spoken Word Producer, ABC Radio

1979 - 1986 :  Freelance Photographer (Part Time)

1973 - 1981 :  Music Producer, ABC Radio and Television

1968 - 1973 :  Production Operator, ABC Radio and Radio Australia

1965 - 1968 :  Undergraduate Student, RMIT Faculty of Electrical Engineering

1965 - 1966 :  Professional Musician

1952 - 1964 :  Student, Brighton Grammar School

Career Highlights

2000 :  In addition to my ABC duties I continued to develop a number of websites that I created during 1998-1999. Hargrave, (Monash University : aviation history), Visioneering the Future (Monash University : digital television) and commercial website for a local hi-tech company specialising in the design, construction and global deployment of robotic aircraft (UAVs)

1999 :  Appointment as an Honorary Research Fellow with the Centre for Telecommunications and Information Engineering at Monash University. Presentation on Distance Education at the 1999 CILECT Conference held at the School of Film and Television, UCLA, Los Angeles, USA. Presented information to the review into the 'Multimedia 21' Project, Multimedia Victoria, Victoria State Government. (information embargoed). Ph.D. awarded.

1998 :  Ph.D. finalised and defended to a local and international panel of examiners. Presentation on Multimedia Convergence to the Parliamentary Committee, Department of Family and Community Development, Victoria State Government. Radio Australia Online is available in text and audio in English and five other Asia Pacific languages and receives some 1 million 'accesses' per month. Presentation on Multimedia in Broadcasting to members of the Victoria State Government.

1996 :  Established the dedicated Internet service for Radio Australia. Masters Degree studies upgraded from M.A. to Ph.D.

1995 :  Selected as one of three ABC staff to undergo an intensive two month training course in New Media at the ABC's Sydney Ultimo Complex, Sydney University of Technology (SUT), The Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS) and at Apple Computer Headquarters, Cupertino, California, USA. Began Adventures in CyberSound, a Master's Degree by Project at RMIT University. Documented via a web site, the project subsequentially gained international recognition, was promoted on other 'media' web sites and adopted as a teaching resource by Harvard, UCLA, UCBerkeley, Stanford and a number of other leading educational institutions.

1993 :  Co-designer of the user interface for D-Radio, the ABC's proprietary digital radio studio system. Consultant on the ergonomic, acoustic and electronic fitout of the some sixty plus transmission and production studios at the ABC's 'Southbank Centre'.

1991 :  Operations Manager for Radio Australia's coverage of the Persian Gulf crisis.

1989 :  Operations Manager for Radio Australia's coverage of the Tienenmen Square massacre.

1987 :  Production Operator for Radio Australia's coverage of the Fiji coup(s).

1986 :  Production Operator on assignment in Edinburgh, Scotland for Radio Australia's coverage of the 13th Commonwealth Games.

1985 :  Co-Awarded a United Nations Media Peace Prize, Gold Citation, with Radio Australia Current Affairs Producer Sue McAlister for the radio documentary 'Star Wars - The USA Strategic Defence Initiative'.

1984 :  Production Operator - Radio Australia's coverage of the Indira Gandhi assassination.

1981 - 1983 :  Producer - ABC Radio 3LO 'Drivetime' Shift (with Barbara Horn) including coverage of the 'Ash Wednesday' bush fires.

1979 - 1986 :  Founding Contributor (as photographer) - 'Dance Australia' Magazine, photographer to Dame Margaret Scott (The Australian Ballet, The Australian Ballet School), Anne Woolliams (The Victorian College of the Arts School of Dance, The Royal Ballet School), John Hopkins (The Victorian College of the Arts School of Music).

1976 - 1980 :  Music Producer - soundtracks to the feature films 'Mad Max' and 'The Blue Lagoon' and the TV Mini series 'The Last Outlaw'.

1974 - 1976 :  Music Producer - ABCTV youth program 'Countdown'.

1972 - 1981 :  Music Producer - Brian May's ABC Melbourne Showband.

1968 - 1972 :  Production Operator - Radio Australia's coverage of the Vietnam War and in 1969, ABC Domestic Radio's coverage of the first moon landing.

1965 - 1966 :  Professional musician whilst studying engineering at RMIT.

Outside Activities

1995 - 1996 :  Koonung SC: Learning Technology Working Party for School Development 1995 - 2000

1990 - 1991 :  Tenrikyo Mission School: Japanese language and cultural studies

1991&1993 :  Ringwood Heights Primary School: Vice President, School Council; Member, School Council Sub - Committees for Curriculum and Integration

1990 - 1993 :  Ringwood Heights Primary School: Member, School Council

1989 - 1994 :  Ringwood Heights Primary School: Parent in charge of computer network including installation and routine maintenance of computer hardware, advice on software purchases and site licensing


Professor Gregory (Greg) K. Egan
Head, Department of Electrical & Computer Systems Engineering, Monash University
Tel: +61 3 9905 1827

John Smithies
Former Director, Cinemedia, ACMI
Tel: +61 3 9651 0600

Dr Dale Spender
Tel: by request

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