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Major Projects

N&MRC conducts breakthrough research with industry, government and community partners, locally and internationally. Download our Centre Overview brochure for more information on our current partnerships and collaborations.

Digital Networks and Cultures

'Linked data policy hub stage II: Urban and regional planning and communications'

Jerry Watkins (co-Chief Investigator), ARC Linkage Infrastructure Project (2016) with RMIT, Swinburne University, Sydney University and Melbourne University.

'Mobile Indonesians: social differentiation and digital literacies in the twenty-first century'

Jerry Watkins (co-Chief Investigator), ARC Discovery Project (2013-16) with QUT, ANU.

‘Australian journalists on Twitter’

Mathieu O’Neil and Sora Park (co-Chief investigators). FAD Collaborative Project Development funding with VOSON Lab (ANU).

Health and Lifestyle

'Sensing, shaping, sharing: Imagining the body in a mediatized world'

Deborah Lupton (co-Chief Investigator), The Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences (2016-2018) with Halmstead University, Lund University, RMIT, Univerity of Helsinki.

'Mediating Mental Health: An Integrated Approach to Investigating Media and Social Actors'

Kate Holland, ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (2014-2016).

'Small technology, big data and the business of young people's health: an international investigation of the digitisation of school health and physical education'

Deborah Lupton (co-Chief Investigator), ARC Discovery Project (2015-2017) with Southern Cross University, Monash University and Northern Illinois University.

The digital health generation: the impact of healthy lifestyle technologies on young people's learning identities and health practices

Deborah Lupton (co-Chief Investigator), Wellcome Trust Grant (UK) (2016-2017) with University of Bath, University of Salford, UK.

Policy and Governance

'Deficit Discourse and Indigenous Education: mapping the discursive environment, assessing impact, and changing the conversation'

Kerry McCallum (co-Chief Investigator), ARC Discovery Indigenous Project (2015-2017) with the ANU, The University of Queensland, Notre Dame University and Deakin University. 

'The prevalence of deficit metrics in Indigenous education and their impact on public discourse, policy and educational practice'

Kerry McCallum, UC Collaborative Indigenous Research Initiative Research Grant Scheme (2016-2018).

State of the News Media

Digital News Report: Australia 2017

The third annual Digital News Report: Australia is part of a global survey by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford.

Digital News Report: Australia 2016

The second annual Digital News Report: Australia is part of a global survey by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford.

Digital Networks and Cultures

'Enhancing public organisations' digital literacy to facilitate online engagement'

Sora Park, Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia Australia-Canada joint-action program (2013-2014).

Health and Lifestyle

'Mobile digital communication and health management: An mHealth pilot program at the ACT GP Super Clinic'

Sora Park and Sally Burford, Funding: ACT Strategic Opportunities Program (2014-2015).

'Shrinking the food-print by creating consumer demand for sustainable and healthy eating'

David Pearson (co-Chief Investigator), ARC Discovery Project (2013-2015) with ANU, Deakin University.

'Conversations about Alcohol and Pregnancy: Investigating Media Portrayals and Women's Experiences'

Kate Holland, Kerry McCallum and R.Warwick Blood. Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education, (2014). $19,537.60.

The Australian Health News Research Collaboration

R. Warwick Blood (Co-Chief Investigator), Kate Holland and Melissa Sweet, with University of Sydney, University of Melbourne. National Health & Medical Research Council, Capacity Building Grant in Public Health (2009-2013). $1,897,375.

'Public and media understandings of A/H1N1 (swine flu) within a risk communication environment'

R.Warwick Blood (First Chief Investigator), with University of Sydney, University of Melbourne. National Health and Medical Research Council (2010).  $107,340.

Policy and Governance

'Opportunity Spaces - Community Engagement in the Planning, Use and Governance of Shared School Facilities'

Jerry Watkins (co-Chief Investigator), ARC Linkage Project (2012-15) with RMIT, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (Victoria).

'Australian News Media and Indigenous Policymaking 1988-2008'

Kerry McCallum (First Chief Investigator) and M. Meadows. Australian Research Council Discovery Grant, (2009-2011). $225,000

State of the News Media

Digital News Report: Australia 2016

The second annual Digital News Report: Australia is part of a global survey by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford.

Digital News Report: Australia 2015

The Digital News Report: Australia is part of a global survey by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford.

'Shaping the national outlook: International news in the Australian press, 1900-1950'

Peter Putnis (sole Chief Investigator), ARC Discovery Grant, (2010-2012).