Dr Rosalie Gillett selected for ABC Top Five Media Residency Program

Dr Rosalie Gillett from the Digital Media Research Centre has been named one of five Australian researchers selected for the humanities media residency program for 2021.

“I’m delighted to have been selected for the residency,” says Dr Gillett, whose research sits at the intersection between criminology and digital media.

She adds, “the program is an excellent opportunity for me to communicate my interdisciplinary research on harm and safety in a digital age.”

Dr Gillett’s research focuses on how digital media and automated decision-making systems amplify and tackle everyday harmful behaviour, and digital platforms’ content moderation practices.

Now in its fourth year, the ABC Top 5 Humanities Media Residency Program enables some of Australia’s brightest minds to share their knowledge and expertise with a wide audience.

The two-week media residency at the ABC is designed to nurture the communication skills and media awareness of participants to help them share their knowledge and expertise with audiences seeking credible material and informed debate.

Successful applicants work alongside some of the country’s best journalists and broadcasters, training in media communication and developing content for different ABC platforms.

“I’m very eager to learn how to best translate and disseminate complex academic scholarship in ways that are meaningful for public audiences. In doing so, I hope to empower the public with evidence-based research,” says Dr Gillett.