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Dr Joanne Gray
Lecturer BCI
Faculty of CI, Education & Social Justice,
School of Communication
Discipline *
Communication and Media Studies, Law
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Doctor of Philosophy (Legal Studies) (Australian Catholic Uni)


automated decision-making, copyright law, media and communications, creative industries, platform governance, Google

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


Joanne E. Gray is a Lecturer in the Creative Industries Faculty at the Queensland University of Technology and a Chief Investigator at the Digital Media Research Centre. Her research focuses on issues impacting the governance of technology, innovation, culture and creativity in the digital environment. She holds a Ph.D. in Law from ACU, and from the University of Sydney a Master of International Law and a Bachelor of Commerce with First Class Honours (Political Economy).

Gray completed her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Brian Fitzgerald, a pioneer of internet law in Australia, and a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship with Professor Nicolas Suzor, a global leader in platform governance studies. In 2016, she attended University of California Berkeley as a visiting researcher, under the sponsorship of the Distinguished Professor of Law and Information Management, Pamela Samuelson.

Gray has also worked in the Australian music industry for over a decade. Since establishing her own company in 2010, she has been working as an artist manager, progressing the careers of Australian recording and performing artists in Australia and internationally. Under her management, artists have been awarded Australian Album of the Year (Herald Sun, 2015), Song of the Year (SMAC, 2015), SOYA Award (2012), Best Independent Electronic Single (Australian Independent Music Awards, 2011), Top 10 Australian Albums of the Decade (FBI Radio, 2010), Best Live Act (SMAC, 2010).

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Dr Joanne E. Gray teaches across both law and the creative industries. She has taught to interdisciplinary undergraduate and post-graduate cohorts, working across a range of subjects including:

Copyright law

Internet law

Intellectual Property Law

Innovation and Intellectual Property Law

Global Entertainment

Creative Futures

Creative Enterprise

Digital Communications

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Joanne E. Gray has worked in the Australian music industry since 2005. During this time she has worked in a range of roles including marketing executive and artist liaison for a national live music festival, national touring and events manager for live music promoter, and, since establishing her own company in 2010, an artist manager for Australian songwriters and performers.

This information has been contributed by Dr Joanne Gray.


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