- Dr Brenda Moon
- Manager, Data Infrastructure
Institute for Future Environments,
Australian Digital Observatory
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- Communication and Media Studies
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Doctor of Philosophy (Australian National University), Graduate Diploma of Computer Science (La Trobe University), Bachelor of Forest Science (University of Melbourne)
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Brenda Moon is the Data Infrastructure Manager at the Digital Observatory in the Institute for Future Environments. From 2015-2017 she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the QUT Digital Media Research Centre working with Professor Axel Bruns on his ARC Future Fellowship project: Understanding Intermedia Information Flows in the Australian Online Public Sphere.
Her primary research interest is using interdisciplinary approaches to apply and develop digital methods. She has been investigating a range of approaches including looking at patterns in timeseries data, topic analysis, network analysis, image analysis and working with large scale social media data.
As a PhD candidate at the ANU, initially Brenda explored the use of interactive multimedia in the communication of science, later changing her focus to investigate the use of social media to monitor public discussion of science through her thesis “Scanning the Science – Society Horizon: Using social media to monitor public discussion of science”.
Brenda actively promotes Open Culture, particularly maker spaces, open source software, open hardware and open science. She actively supports women in computing through participation in groups including PyLadies, AdaCamp and DjangoGirls.
- Bruns A, Moon B, Paul A, Muench F, (2016) Towards a typology of hashtag publics: a large-scale comparative study of user engagement across trending topics, Communication Research and Practice p20-46
- McKinnon M, Semmens D, Moon B, Amarasekara I, Bolliet L, (2016) Science, Twitter and election campaigns: tracking #AUSPOL in the Australian federal elections, Journal of Science Communication p1-22
- Grant W, Moon B, Busby Grant J, (2010) Digital Dialogue? Australian Politicians' use of the Social Network Tool Twitter, Australian Journal of Political Science p579-604
For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.
Awards and recognition
- Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
- Reference year
- ANU Award for Excellence in Tutoring or Demonstrating. Recognises outstanding contributions to teaching and learning at ANU. One of three joint winners to receive the award from a pool of 38 nominees and hundreds of ANU tutors and demonstrators.