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Dr Catherine Archer’s early research examined the way parents as social media influencers were monetising their work, and digitising their children, childhood and family life in new ways. As an Associate Investigator, Catherine will work with other researchers in fields related to social media [...]
Dr Kate Mannell is a media studies researcher whose work analyses the design, governance, and use of digital platforms, with particular focus on understanding the role of technologies in everyday life and the practices people use to regulate or resist their use. As a Research Fellow, Kate will contr [...]
Andy Zhao is a sociologist who is interested in studying and researching digital media, transnational mobility, young people, and the intersections of them. His doctoral thesis was an ethnographic study of how Chinese young migrants in Australia make sense of and use social media in their everyday l [...]
Dr Leesa Costello’s areas of expertise include qualitative research methodologies; public health projects that utilise ethnographic, netnographic, and narrative techniques; social marketing and health communication; and early childhood education and care nutrition.
Leesa will contribute to the [...]
Professor Tama Leaver is a recognised expert in online communication and media, with specific research interests in social media, big data, privacy, surveillance and agency, mobile gaming, and the changing landscape of media distribution. As Chief Investigator in the Connected and Educated Child pro [...]
Professor Catherine Beavis believes that the skilful use of good digital games can enable their powerful capacities to be used to complement and extend young children’s learning. As Chief Investigator in the Healthy and Educated programs, Catherine’s work focusses on how making and playing digit [...]
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