The QUT Digital Media Research Centre (DMRC) conducts world-leading research for a creative, inclusive and fair digital media environment. It is one of the top Australian centres 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 priorities address the challenges of creativity and innovation, inclusion and diversity, and trust and fairness in the constantly changing digital media landscape. The DMRC has access to cutting-edge research infrastructure and capabilities in digital methods such as social media analytics. We actively engage with industry and international partners in Australia, Europe, Asia, the US, and South America; and we are especially proud of the dynamic and supportive research training environment we provide to our many local and international graduate students.
Led by Centre Director Jean Burgess, we are based in the School of Communication in the Creative Industries Faculty, with several core centre members based in the Law and Education Faculties and with collaborations across Health, Science and Engineering, and Business, as well as active participation in the Institute for Future Environments.
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.