Prof Jean Burgess

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PhD (Queensland University of Technology), M.Phil (University of Queensland), B. Arts (Hons) (University of Queensland), B. Mus (Hons) (University of Queensland)

Jean Burgess is Professor of Digital Media and Director of the Digital Media Research Centre (DMRC), one of QUT’s nine University Research Centres. She is incoming Associate Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society (2020-2027) and a current member of the ARC College of Experts. Her research focuses on the social implications of digital media technologies, platforms, and cultures, as well as new and innovative digital methods for studying them. She is co-author or editor of more than 120 scholarly publications on these topics. Her latest book is Twitter – A Biography (with Nancy Baym, New York University Press, 2020).

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Community and industry partnerships have included:

  • Telstra
  • Australia Post
  • Open Data Institute Australian Network
  • State Library of Queensland
  • Cooperative Research Centres Association (CRCA)
  • The Conversation
  • True Relationships and Reproductive Health
  • Queensland Department of Community Safety
  • Eidos Institute
  • The Australia Council for the Arts
  • Australian Centre for the Moving Image
  • Goolarri Media Enterprises
  • Briz 31
  • Community Broadcasting Association of Australia
  • Queensland Museum
  • Queensland Association for Healthy Communities
  • Surestart (UK)
  • Gold Coast City Council
  • St. Peter Claver College
  • SeniorNet (Ipswich)
  • Flying Arts
Type
Appointment to State/National/International Reference Group or Government Committees
Reference year
2020
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Member of the ARC College of Experts (2020-2023)
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2018
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Recipient of a Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence
Type
Editor of a Prestigious Work of Reference
Reference year
2018
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Burgess, J, A Marwick & T Poell (2017) The SAGE Handbook of Social Media. London: SAGE.
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2018
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Co-editor, International Journal of Cultural Studies, 2018-
Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2015
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Invited keynote speaker, opening plenary, International Communication Association conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Type
Editor of a Prestigious Work of Reference
Reference year
2013
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Hartley, John, Burgess, Jean, & Bruns, Axel (Eds.) (2013) A Companion to New Media Dynamics. Wiley-Blackwell, Malden, United States of America & Oxford, United Kingdom. http://au.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1444332244.html
Type
Visiting Professorships/Fellowships
Reference year
2013
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Visiting Researcher, Microsoft Research New England, February-June 2013
Title
VALiD: the Value of Augmented reality for improving medicine Literacy in Diabetes and hypertension
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
101415
Start year
2017
Keywords
Augmented Reality; Community Pharmacist; Diabetes; Health Literacy; Smartphone
Title
Amplifying Public Value: Scholarly Contributions' Impact on Public Debate
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP160100205
Start year
2016
Keywords
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Developing an innovative entertainment-evaluation model to evaluate the efficacy of digital comedy in engaging young men with sexual health knowledge
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP140100226
Start year
2015
Keywords
Media And Gender; Healthy Sexual Development; Digital Communication
Title
Social media in times of crisis: learning from recent natural disasters to improve future strategies
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP120100627
Start year
2012
Keywords
Natural Disasters; Social Media; Communication; Media; Internet
Title
Digital Storytelling and Co-Creative Media: The Role of Community Arts and Media in Propagating and Coordinating Population-wide Creative Practice
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP110100127
Start year
2011
Keywords
Co-Creative Media; Community Cultural Development; Digital Storytelling; Digital Media; Community Arts; Community Broadcasting
Title
New Media and Public Communication: Mapping Australian User-Created Content in Online Social Networks
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP1094281
Start year
2010
Keywords
User Created Content; New Media; Public Communication; Internet Studies; Social Networks; Web 2
Title
ARC Centre of Excellence - Australian Creative Innovation System
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
SR0590002
Start year
2005
Keywords
Creative Industries; Digital Content; Creative Workforce; Intellectual Property; Innovation; International Creative Markerts
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