The QUT Digital Media Research Centre (DMRC) conducts cutting-edge research that helps society understand and adapt to the changing digital media environment. It is a leading Australian centre for media and communication research, areas in which QUT has achieved the highest possible rankings in ERA, the national research quality assessment exercise. Our research programs address the challenges of digital media for journalism, public communication and democracy; the dynamics and regulatory challenges of emerging digital media economies; and the embedding of digital media technologies into the practices of everyday life. The DMRC has a particular focus on innovative digital methods for social and cultural research, including the analysis of ‘big social data’; is actively engaged with industry and the Asian region across all its research programs; and has a strong commitment to research training for academic and industry researchers alike.
The DMRC is based in the School of Communication in the Creative Industries Faculty, with several active centre members based in the QUT Law Faculty and with active collaborations across Health, Science and Engineering, and Business.
The DMRC is also a member of the global Network of Centers – a group of academic institutions with a focus on interdisciplinary research on the development, social impact, policy implications, and legal issues concerning the Internet.