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Dr Brenda Moon
Faculty of CI, Education & Social Justice,
School of Communication
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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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* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Brenda is a Data Scientist in the Creative Industries Faculty (School of Communication) and the Digital Media Research Centre at QUT. 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.

From 2015-2017 she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow working with Professor Axel Bruns on his ARC Future Fellowship project: Understanding Intermedia Information Flows in the Australian Online Public Sphere. She is an Affiliated Researcher at the QUT Digital Media Research Centre.

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 supports women in computing through participation in groups including PyLadies, AdaCamp and DjangoGirls.

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Awards and recognition

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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.