Professor Patrik Wikstrom
Patrik Wikstrom is Director of the Digital Media Research Centre. He has authored and edited nine books about various aspects of the digital transformation of media and cultural industries. His current research is focused on developing data science tools and methods to analyse the production and consumption of digital cultural products - particularly music.
Professor Jean Burgess
Jean Burgess' research focuses on the social implications of digital media technologies, platforms, and cultures, as well as critical, qualitative and computational methods for studying them. She is also incoming Associate Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society.
Professor Amanda Lotz
Amanda D. Lotz is a capacity-building professor and author or co-author of eight books that explore television and media industries. Her most recent books explore the connections between internet-distributed services such as Netflix and the legacy television industry, as well as the business strategies and revenue models that differ.
Professor Dan Hunter
Dan Hunter is a Professor in the Faculty of Law, QUT, and was previously the Founding Dean of Swinburne Law School. He is an international expert in internet and intellectual property law, in artificial intelligence and cognitive science models of law, and in legal tech and legal innovation.
Professor Axel Bruns
Professor Axel Bruns leads the DMRC’s Digital Publics program. He is a Past President of the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) and a former ARC Future Fellow. His work focusses on the implications of user participation in social media for our understanding of the contemporary public sphere, and his recent books include Are Filter Bubbles Real? (2019) and Gatewatching and News Curation (2018).
Professor Michael Dezuanni
Michael Dezuanni is the Program Leader for Digital Inclusion and Participation. Michael investigates children and young people’s uses of the internet, and is he particularly interested in digital media literacies and learning, and the challenge of creating a more inclusive digital media environment.
Associate Professor Daniel Angus
Daniel Angus leads the Computational Communication and Culture Program in the Digital Media Research Centre. His research foci include computational methods for communication research, and algorithmic cultures. He leads the ARC Discovery Project ‘Using machine vision to explore Instagram’s everyday promotional cultures’, and will be an Associate Investigator with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society.