RMIT University, Australia
Ellie's current research is focused on social and policy questions arising from automation technologies, including blockchain. She has also worked extensively on the topic of digital inclusion, particularly in relation to remote Australia and Indigenous social norms. In addition, she maintains a strong research interest in civil society and media policy, including community media. Current and recent projects include: Chief Investigator of the ARC Linkage project the Dynamics of Digital Inclusion, working with industry partner One Education (2016-2017), Cyber Safety in Remote Aboriginal Communities (funded by Telstra), Understanding the Disruption Ecosystem (AHURI-funded, focusing on blockchain and the housing sector, with UNSW and Swinburne). Her book publications include: Using Media for Social Innovation (Intellect, with Aneta Podkalicka, 2018). Internet on the Outstation: The digital divide and remote Aboriginal communities (multi-authored with industry partners, Institute for Network Cultures, 2016), Life of SYN: A Story of the Digital Generation (Monash University Press, 2011); Community Media: A Global Introduction (Rowan & Littlefield, 2006).