About

Kia Ora! I am a design researcher whose research interests sit at the intersection of design and digital cultures. I specialise in social media, online practices and the impact of emergent technologies.

I currently research and teach across a range of faculties at both the University of Technology Sydney and the University of Sydney.

At UTS, I work in the Design Studies program at the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building, as well as working in the School of Communication, within Digital and Social Media. At the University of Sydney I work across Media and Communications and Digital Cultures, within the Department of Media and Communication.

My latest publication, ‘Mundane Content on Social Media: Creation, Circulation and the Copyright Problem’ (2019), is a co-authored with Dr James Meese in Social Media & Society, it is available via open access here.

My current research explores design and black-boxed social media technologies. I have written & taught syllabus about this, which you can find here. I have also spoken about this emergent research at ‘The Social Media Manager: More than Memes’ panel, as part of the information Innovation @ UTS series in June 2019.

This research, in part, also contributes to a collaborative research project currently being undertaken with colleagues at Sydney University, entitled ‘Promoting digital equality through better platform algorithmic policy’. This project is the recipient of two internal grants and is my current research focus for the remainder of 2019.