Dr Bernadette Hyland-Wood

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Lecturer - Master of Digital Communication, School of Communication

Doctor of Philosophy, Policy and Governance (University of Queensland)

Dr. Bernadette Hyland-Wood is a Lecturer on data science in QUT's School of Communication and is an Affiliated Investigator on the Computational Communication and Culture Program in QUT's Digital Media Research Centre. Her research is at the nexus of data science, organizational behavior and leadership, and examines the barriers and facilitators of public data supply, especially during compounded crises.

Bernadette has been involved in knowledge representation policy and technologies for more than 15 years. As chair of the W3C Government Linked Data Working Group, she edited and co-authored highly cited publications on data exchange standards and best practices. Her work has informed government communications on COVID-19, public trust, and national data legislation, including the U.S. DATA Act.

Bernadette has founded four tech startups in Australia and the U.S., including a semantic technology spin-out from MIT. She oversaw the development of pioneering graph-based data visualization and open source software (OSS) platforms. She is a co-founder of Women in Technology (WiT), Australia’s largest professional networking organization supporting women in IT and life science research. She received her Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Computational Linguistics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and a Ph.D. from the School of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Queensland (UQ) in 2021.