The research will develop from Dr Cradduck's specific interest in the NBN rollout and its impact for users; and Dr Cradduck's research interest in the built environment and individuals' engagement with it. The researcher/s will seek to understand how current working and living practices impact upon our engagements with the internet. These include considering: impacts for working and home life; and/or impacts for uses of commercial and retail spaces; and/or impacts for the future of urban life. All will require review of policies and laws to sustain our engagements into the future. The proposed research methodology will adopt a mixed methods approach being: a doctrinal review of relevant laws, policies and data on internet access modes and available speeds; conducting internet based surveys; and (depending upon the level of study) possible interviews or focus groups. This topic is led by the QUT School of Law within the Consumer Policy and Regulation research group.
Contact Dr Lucy Cradduck for more information.