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Associate Professor Jean Burgess

Creative Industries Faculty,
CIF Academic Programs,
Higher Degree Research

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Name
Associate Professor Jean Burgess
Position(s)
Deputy Director, CCI
Creative Industries Faculty,
CIF Academic Programs,
Higher Degree Research
Associate Professor - Digital Media Studies
Creative Industries Faculty,
CIF Academic Programs,
Higher Degree Research
Discipline *
Communication and Media Studies, Cultural Studies, Film, Television and Digital Media
Phone
+61 7 3138 8253
Fax
+61 7 3138 3723
Email
Location
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Social Media
Twitter
Qualifications

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

Professional memberships
and associations

Association of Internet Researchers

Keywords

Co-Creative Media, Cultural Studies, Digital Culture, Digital Storytelling, Internet Studies, Media Studies, Popular Culture, Social Networks, Web 2.0, Youtube

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

 

Associate Professor Jean Burgess is Deputy Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries & Innovation (CCI) and Director of Research Training Programs in the Creative Industries Faculty. She is an expert in digital media, with a focus on the uses, politics, and methods for studying social media platforms.

Jean is currently involved in several research projects that apply computer-assisted methods to the analysis of large-scale social media data – see mappingonlinepublics.net for details. She was awarded an Australian Research Council (ARC) Postdoctoral Fellowship for the ARC Discovery Project ‘New Media and Public Communication‘ (2010-2013) and is a Chief Investigator on the ARC Linkage Projects ‘Digital Storytelling and Co-Creative Media’ (2011-2014) and ‘Social Media in Times of Crisis’ (2012-2015). 

Her books are YouTube: Online Video and Participatory Culture (Polity Press, 2009), Studying Mobile Media: Cultural Technologies, Mobile Communication, and the iPhone (Routledge, 2012), A Companion to New Media Dynamics (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013), and Twitter and Society (Peter Lang, 2013). Over the past decade she has worked with a large number of government, industry and community-based organisations, focusing on the uses of social and co-creative media to increase participation, advocacy and engagement. She collaborates widely with international research partners in Germany, the UK, the USA and Taiwan, and in 2013 she spent four months as a Visiting Researcher at Microsoft Research New England.

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Jean Burgess.

Experience

Community and industry partnerships have included:

  • 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
  • State Library of Queensland
  • Queensland Museum
  • Queensland Association for Healthy Communities
  • Surestart (UK)
  • Gold Coast City Council
  • St. Peter Claver College
  • SeniorNet (Ipswich)
  • Flying Arts

 

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Jean Burgess.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Awards

Awards and recognition

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"

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

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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