Doctor David McInnes

Doctor David McInnes

Senior Lecturer,
Languages, Linguistics, I&T, TESOL



Dr David McInnes’s career in higher education spans three decades. He is a skilled and experienced academic leader and manager, researcher, writer and teacher.

Over the course of his career, Dr McInnes has been responsible for significant course development and redevelopment processes, leading teams of academics through processes of curriculum and pedagogical design. He has also been responsible for and skillfully executed the development, implementation and improvement of quality assurance systems for educational programs and for the administrative systems that support quality educational delivery. He is skilled in risk management as a core part of educational quality assurance.

Dr McInnes’s research over the three decades of his career has been dominated by his passionate interest in education. His passion centres on the transformative capacity of education. His passionate scholarly engagement with educational research is manifest in his collaborative and action-based research into community education and literacy education. His commitment to scholarly educational research also drives his critical engagement with modes of education in the pedagogies of yoga and in higher education, most recently his research-led development work in entrepreneurial education.

Dr McInnes is a gifted and innovative teacher with a student-centred approach to learning. He has a practiced commitment to quality teaching and learning through constructive alignment, especially through innovations in interactive and engaged forms of delivery and assessment.

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  • PhD University of Sydney
  • BA University of Sydney


  • Academic Literacy
  • Blended Learning in Tertiary Organisations
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • The musical genre
  • Undergraduate Teaching and Learning
  • Yoga pedagogy

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Languages, Linguistics, I&T, TESOL


Phone: (02) 47360 816
Location: 1.1.64
Penrith (Kingswood)

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Chapters in Books

  • McInnes, D. (2015), 'Yoga : cultural pedagogy and embodied ethics', Cultural Pedagogies and Human Conduct, Taylor and Francis 9781138014411.
  • Davies, C. and McInnes, D. (2012), 'Speaking violence : homophobia and the production of injurious speech in schooling cultures', Rethinking School Violence: Theory, Gender, Context, Palgrave 9780230576698.
  • Mcinnes, D. and Davies, C. (2008), 'Articulating Sissy Boy Queerness within and against Discourses of Tolerance and Pride', Queer Youth Cultures, State University of New York Press 9780791473375.
  • Mcinnes, D. (2007), 'Sissy boy melancholy and the educational possibilities of incoherence', Judith Butler in Conversation: Analyzing the Texts and Talk of Everyday Life, Routledge 9780415956536.
  • Mcinnes, D. (2004), 'Melancholy and the Productive Negotiations of Power in Sissy Boys Experience', Youth and Sexualities: Pleasure Subversion and Insubordination In and Out of Schools, Palgrave Macmillan Ltd 1403964874.

Journal Articles

  • McInnes, D. (2013), 'The performance of academic identity as pedagogical model and guide in/through lecture discourse', Teaching in Higher Education, vol 18, no 1 , pp 53 - 64.
  • Mcinnes, D., Bradley, J. and Prestage, G. (2011), 'Responsibility, risk and negotiation in the discourse of gay men's group sex', Culture, Health and Sexuality, vol 13, no 1 , pp 73 - 87.
  • Mcinnes, D. and Murphy, D. (2011), 'Knowledge distribution and power relations in HIV-related education and prevention for gay men : an application of Bernstein to Australian community-based pedagogical devices', Sex Education, vol 11, no 1 , pp 61 - 76.
  • Mcinnes, D., Bradley, J. and Prestage, G. (2009), 'The discourse of gay men's group sex: The importance of masculinity', Culture, Health & Sexuality, vol 11, no 6 , pp 641 - 654.
  • Prestage, G., Hudson, J., Down, K., Bradley, J., Corrigan, N., Hurley, M., Grulich, A. and McInnes, D. (2009), 'Gay men who engage in group sex are at increased risk of HIV infection and onward transmission', AIDS and Behavior, vol 13, no 4 , pp 724 - 730.
  • Prestage, G., Hudson, J., Jin, F., Corrigan, N., Martin, P., Grulich, A. and Mcinnes, D. (2009), 'Testing for HIV and sexually transmissible infections within a mainly online sample of gay men who engage in group sex', Sexually Transmitted Infections, vol 85, no 1 , pp 70 - 74.
  • Mcinnes, D. and James, B. (2007), 'Critical Discourse Analysis in academic writing pedagogy: more reflexive considerations', Quaderns de Filogia Estudis Linguistics, vol 11 , pp 159 - 174.
  • Mcinnes, D., Mcdonnell, L. and Dowsett, G. (2004), 'Accumulating reflexivity in collaborative HIV educational research: a model in theory and practice', Reflective practice, vol 5 , pp 209 - 224.
  • Mcinnes, D. and Couch, M. (2004), 'Quiet Please, There's a lady on the stage - Boys, gender and sexuality non-conformity and class', Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, vol 25 , pp 431 - 443.
  • Bollen, J. and Mcinnes, D. (2004), 'Time, Relations and Learning in Gay Men's Experiences of Adventurous Sex', Social Semiotics, vol 14 , pp 21 - 36.

Conference Papers

  • Dong, A., Davies, K. and Mcinnes, D. (2005), 'Exploring the relationship between lexical behavior and concept formation in design conversations', ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference - DETC2005 , .

Previous Projects

Title: High or Dry - Drugs and alcohol in the lives of gay and homosexually active men in Adelaide
  • Adelaide Diocesan AIDS Council
Western Researchers: David Mcinnes
Years: 2001-06-21 - 2001-08-30
ID: P0010942
Title: Adventurous Sex Project
  • AIDS Council of New South Wales
Western Researchers: David Mcinnes
Years: 2002-11-18 - 2003-09-01
ID: P0012766
Title: Mapping Sex on Premises
  • AIDS Council of New South Wales
Western Researchers: David Mcinnes
Years: 1999-03-27 - 2000-12-31
ID: P0012768
Title: Sexual pedagogies
  • NSW Department of Health
Western Researchers: David Mcinnes
Years: 2001-06-01 - 2002-06-30
ID: P0011286
Title: Sissy boys and schooling
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: David Mcinnes
Years: 2004-02-16 - 2005-02-05
ID: P0011586
Title: HIV/AIDS Education Research
  • AIDS Council of New South Wales
Western Researchers: David Mcinnes
Years: 1999-01-01 - 1999-12-31
ID: P0012764
Title: Compliance Supportive Communication in HIV Clinical Settings
  • NSW Department of Health
Western Researchers: David Mcinnes
Years: 1999-11-30 - 2000-12-31
ID: P0011278


Doctor McInnes is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: On the Outskirts: An Investigation of 'Roller Culture' in the Women's Sport of Roller Derby
Field of Research:

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