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Professor Jean Burgess

Creative Industries Faculty,
School of Media, Entertainment and Creative Arts,
Digital Media Research Centre

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Name
Professor Jean Burgess
Position(s)
Director, Digital Media Research Centre
Creative Industries Faculty,
School of Media, Entertainment and Creative Arts,
Digital Media Research Centre
Professor - Digital Media Studies
Creative Industries Faculty,
CIF Research Office,
CIF Research Office - HDR Student Office
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

International Communication Association

Keywords

social media, cultural studies, digital media, digital methods, internet studies, twitter, mobile media, memes, Twitter, communication

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

Biography

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 social and mobile media platforms, as well as new and innovative digital methods for studying them. Her co-authored and edited books include 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, 2014). 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 social media analytics to understand and engage with the concerns of their communities. She collaborates widely with colleagues across QUT and around Australia, as well as with leading researchers in Germany, Brazil, Sweden, the UK, Canada, the USA, and Taiwan.

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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 Professor Jean Burgess.

Publications


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

Awards

Awards and recognition

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.

Research projects

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

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.

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