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 a Professor of Digital Media and Director of the QUT Digital Media Research Centre (DMRC). Her research focuses on the uses, cultures and politics of digital media technologies and platforms, as well as new and innovative methods for studying them. Her co-authored and edited books include YouTube: Online Video and Participatory Culture (Polity Press, 2009; 2nd edition 2018), Studying Mobile Media: Cultural Technologies, Mobile Communication, and the iPhone (Routledge, 2012), A Companion to New Media Dynamics (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013), Twitter and Society (Peter Lang, 2014), and The SAGE Handbook of Social Media (SAGE, 2017). She has worked successfully with a range of government, industry and not-for-profit organisations to address the practical challenges and opportunities posed by digital and social media; as well as to deploy advanced digital methods to understand and engage with the concerns of their communities.

Projects

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Community and industry partnerships have included:

  • 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
Visiting Professorships/Fellowships
Reference year
2013
Details
Visiting Researcher, Microsoft Research New England, February-June 2013
Type
Recipient of a Nationally Competitive Research Fellowship
Reference year
2010
Details
DP1094281, APD, 2010-2012 "New Media and Public Communication: Mapping Australian User-Created Content in Online Social Networks"
Type
Editor of a Prestigious Work of Reference
Reference year
2013
Details
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
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2014
Details
Invited Keynote speaker, Creative Citizens Conference, London College of Art, September.
Type
Committee Role/Editor or Chair of an Academic Conference
Reference year
2015
Details
Organising committee, International Communication Association Regional conference, Brisbane, October.
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
Title
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