Current Projects

Using positionality to assess humor and power on social media

Facebook’s Content Governance funding

2020 - 2021

Understanding user strategies for circumventing content moderation policies

Facebook’s Content Governance funding

2020 - 2021

Building State responses to technology-facilitated domestic violence

ARC Discovery Early Career Research Award

2020 - 2023

Building community resilience through robust digital connectivity and inclusion

01/08/2020 - 31/07/2021

Queensland Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors under the ‘FNQ and NQ Monsoon Trough – Category C Flexible Funding Grants Program

2020 - 2021

ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society

Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence

2020 - 2026

Global Journalism Innovation Lab

01/04/2019 - 31/03/2025

2019 - 2025

Reconceptualising copyright to improve access to screen culture

Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA)

2021 - 2024

AgTech Adoption on Queensland farms

QUT Institute for Future Environments - Catapult Grant Scheme

The platform governance project

ARC Discovery Project


Internet-distributed television

ARC Discovery Project


Examining the intersection of public relations and journalism professions in the digital age

NSW Department of Industry, University of Technology Sydney, Public Address (2019-2020)


Unbiased bots that build bridges (U3B)

Volkswagen Foundation

2019 - 2020

Building disaster resilience through authentic and coordinated storytelling

Arthur W. Page/Johnson Legacy Scholar Grant

2019 - 2020

Northern Australia communication analysis

CRC for Developing Northern Australia


Skills development and transfer in the digital gaming sector

Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA)


Advancing the news media literacy of young Australians

Museum of Australian Democracy, Google Australia, Western Sydney University - seed funding.


Australian cultural and creative activity

ARC Linkage project


Government Web portals as government actors

ARC Discovery Project


M:EE - Minecraft for Educational Impact

Microsoft, United States


Independent Screen Production on the Gold Coast

Council of the City of Gold Coast


Enhancing corporate social responsibility

Commonwealth Innovation Connections grant


Visual analysis of communication in health care

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

2018 - 2019

Statistical and analytical approaches to linking online activities with offline events

Australian Government Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG)


Game engines: Design, labour, and legality

University of Melbourne 2018 Seed Funding


Socialbots and political actors

Universities Australia: Australia-Germany Joint Research Co-operation Scheme


Regulating internet content through notice-and-takedown

Discovery Early Career Researcher Award


Completed Projects

Mentoring Digital Mentors

Australia Post, QUT Strategic Links Grant


Privacy and autonomy by design

QUT Engagement Innovation Grant; QUT Strategic Links Pilot Project


RAISE: Rapid Analytics Interactive Scenario Explorer

CRC for Spatial Information (CRCSI) Rapid Spatial Analytics scheme


Identifying and responding to online abuse

QUT Catapult Grant


Emergent music engagement practices via SoundCloud

UA-DAAD Research Collaboration

2017 - 2018

Minecraft for Type 1 Diabetes (MCT1)

QUT Engagement Innovation Grant

2017 - 2018

VALiD: The value of augmented reality

Heart Foundation Vanguard Grants


Australian consumer access to digital content

ACCAN Grants Scheme

2016 - 2017

Mobile Indonesians

ARC Discovery Project

2013 - 2017

Graduate employability 2.0

Office for Learning and Teaching National Senior Teaching Fellowship

2015 - 2017

TrISMA - Tracking Infrastructure for Social Media Analysis

ARC Linkage Infrastructure Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) Project

2014 - 2016

The impact of libraries as creative spaces

Library Board of Queensland

2014 - 2016

Politics, media and democracy in Australia

ARC Discovery Project

2013 - 2016

Social media and agenda-setting in election campaigns

Norwegian Research Council Grant

2012 - 2016

Social media in times of crisis

ARC Linkage Project

2012 - 2015

Informal economies and audiovisual industries

ARC Discovery Project

2011 - 2014

A cultural atlas of Australia

ARC Discovery Project


New media and public communication

ARC Discovery Project

2010 - 2013

Digital storytelling and co-creative media

ARC Linkage Project

2011 - 2013

Australian television and popular memory

ARC Discovery Project

2009 - 2012