Personal details

Dr Naomi Barnes
Senior Lecturer in Literacy
Faculty of CI, Education & Social Justice,
School of Teacher Education & Leadership
Discipline *
Communication and Media Studies, Policy and Administration, Specialist Studies in Education
+61 7 3138 3300
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Doctor of Philosophy (Griffith University)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Association of Internet Researchers
  • Digital Media Research Centre affiliated researcher

social media, education policy, small data, social network analysis, network ethnography, digital literacy, digital text composition, online collaboration

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


Dr Naomi Barnes is an applied communications analyst who uses qualitative and quantitative information impact modelling to inform a range of socio-political phenomena observed in Australia and internationally. Spanning across disciplines, her research contributes to the effective communication of education research, practices, and policy. The growth of communication via social media has kept her motivated to develop models which show the impact of the platforms on policy-relevant factors, for example, university attrition rates, teacher use of social media, and the development and implementation of Australian literacy policy. Naomi recently expanded her focus to understand how school-parent engagement has changed, particularly the processes affecting the digital well-being of children and parents.

Naomi is a Lecturer in Literacy teaching English Curriculum and professional communication to future Early Years, Primary and Secondary teachers. She has worked for Education Queensland as a Senior Writer and has worked as a Secondary English, History and Geography teacher in the government, Catholic and Independent schooling sectors.

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Naomi received the 2019 Faculty Award for inclusive teaching

EUB110 Primary English Curriculum 1

EUB001 Grammar in the Classroom: Theories and pedagogies

EUB107 Introduction to Curriculum and Pedagogy: English

EUN106 Primary English Curriculum 1

EUN201 Primary English Curriculum 2

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Naomi was a Secondary English, History and Geography Teacher from 1997 to 2010 in Southeast and North Queensland. She has experience in the government, Catholic and Independent sectors. Naomi worked as a Head of Curriculum from 2005-2010 in all sectors and a Year Co-ordinator for three of those years. She also worked for Education Queensland on a curriculum project from 2012-2013. Naomi has a particular expertise in the curriculum and pedagogy of writing composition.

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