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Team

Research Staff

N&MRC researchers conduct both critical and applied projects with partners and institutions in Australia and internationally. Click on their profile pictures for their full biographies, qualifications, publications, grants and awards.

Director

Sora ParkSora Park
Research expertise: Digital inclusion policies, media industry studies.
Sora has written widely on the economics of television and other information industries. She is also interested in media user patterns in the digital media environment.

Centenary Research Professor

Deborah LuptonDeborah Lupton
Research expertise: Digital sociology, digital health, big data studies.
Deborah is an international authority on critical digital health studies, having written 15 books and over 150 articles on the cultural dimensions of medicine, risk and digital technologies.

Emeritus Professors

Warwick BloodR. Warwick Blood
Research expertise
: Warwick  has published widely on risk communication, especially the news reporting of health issues, such as suicide, mental illness, obesity and influenza. He has conducted research in these areas for several government departments.

Peter PutnisPeter Putnis
Research expertise: Peter researches media history. He has been an Expert Panel Member of the Australian Research Council in the area of Humanities and Creative Arts, and has contributed to scholarship on international communication and global news networks.

Researchers

Sally BurfordSally Burford
Research expertise: Web information architecture, Information and Knowledge practices.
Sally researches the practice of web information architecture and how social media is incorporated into existing information practices.

Caroline FisherCaroline Fisher
Research expertise: Political public relations.
Caroline is as Assistant Professor of Journalism and a former reporter and producer for ABC News and Radio National and former ministerial media adviser to Anna Bligh.

Glen FullerGlen Fuller
Research expertise: Media events, social media, media and enthusiasm.
Glen's research explores the relation between media and enthusiasm (affect); both in the context of technology, experience and the shifting composition of relations.

Kate HollandKate Holland
Research expertise: Health, media studies, qualitative analysis.
Kate's recent research analyses media reporting and audience understandings of health and social issues including swine flu, obesity, suicide, and mental illness.

Kerry McCallumKerry McCallum
Research expertise: The 'mediatization' of political discourse.
Kerry conducts research on political communication with a focus on media, public opinion and policymaking practice in Australian Indigenous affairs and related social policy.

Mathieu O'NeilMathieu O'Neil
Research expertise: Online communities, fields, and social movements.
Mathieu's research analyses and the diffusion of innovation and activism on the Internet, work in the digital economy, and organizational and environmental communication.

Yoonmo SangYoonmo Sang
Research expertise: Digital culture, Media law and policy.
Yoonmo researches the intersections of new media technologies and the law, focusing on how socio-cultural and technological changes advantage and/or disadvantage different stakeholders.

Barbara WalshBarbara Walsh
Research expertise: Public sector communication, communications leadership, critical public relations.
Barbara is a Senior Lecturer in Communication and the convenor of the Faculty of Arts & Design's Work Integrated Learning program.

Teaching Fellow

Catherine Page JefferyCatherine Page Jeffery
Research expertise: Contemporary ICTs and families.
Catherine’s research explores parental anxieties in relation to teenage children’s use of digital technologies, as well as how parents manage and negotiate their children’s use of technology.

Digital News Report Research Associate

Jee LeeJee Young Lee
Research expertise: Policy issues and digital environment.
Jee's research utilises a user-centric inclusion framework to explore the role of digital divide policy in addressing exclusion, namely those who are exposed to technologies yet cannot use the benefits.

Visiting Scholars

Chen HeDr Chen He
Research expertise: Ethics in media communication, media literacy, digital journalism, risk communication and privacy protection in the age of big data. Visiting from the School of Literature and Journalism, Hunan University of Commerce, China, February 2018- February 2019.

Eli SkogerboProfessor Eli Skogerbø
Research expertise: Political Communication, Media institutions, media structure, policy and politics, Local media and democracy. Distinguished International Visitor, visiting from the Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo, July 2018.

Professional Staff

Megan DeasMegan Deas
Research Support Officer, Analysis and Policy Observatory (APO) Communication and Media Editor

Centre Associates

Virginia Haussegger , Director,  50/50 by 2030 Foundation

Michael Jensen, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis, University of Canberra

Greg Jericho, Columnist for Guardian Australia and The Drum, Sessional Lecturer in Communication

David Marshall AM, Director, Talkforce Media Consultants

Sarah Maslen, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Canberra

Catherine Middleton, Canada Research Chair in Communication Technologies in the Information Society, Ryerson University

Katharine Murphy, Deputy Political Editor, Guardian Australia

Lesley Osborne, former head of the Digital Society Policy and Research team, Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)

Franco Papandrea, Adjunct Professor of Communication, University of Canberra

David Pearson, Adjunct Professor, University of Canberra

Luke Pearson, @IndigenousX founder and Aboriginal Education Consultant

Robert G. Picard, Professor and North American Representative of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, Oxford University

Mike Santer, Adjunct Professor ICT4D and Founder Director, BluPoint

Luke Toy,  Director, Medical Practice, Australian Medical Association