Executive Director, Institute for a Broadband Enabled Society, University of Melbourne

Emma joined IBES in March 2013. Previously Emma was an adviser to Senator Stephen Conroy from 2008 to January 2013. Emma oversaw the switchover from analogue to digital television and was responsible for media policy, including ABC and SBS funding, broadcast policy, spectrum policy and the Convergence Review.

Prior to joining the Minister’s office, Emma was a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Global Movements, and a PhD candidate at the National Centre for Australian Studies at Monash University. She is currently working to complete her PhD thesis, which examines the development of SBS Television in the context of media and social policy and technological change over three decades.

Emma is a former Project Manager for SBS, and has served on the Boards of Women in Film and Television and Express Media. She is passionate about the potential of broadband technology to deliver social and cultural services that will transform the lives of all Australians.

Experience

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    Executive Director, Institute for a Broadband Enabled Society, University of Melbourne