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Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Queensland University of Technology

Dr Amber Marshall is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at QUT's Digital Media Research Centre, and an Adjunct Research Fellow at The Cairns Institute, James Cook University. Dr Marshall’s research focuses on digital inclusion and sustainable rural development. Drawing on communication and organisation sciences, she employs socio-technical theoretical perspectives to investigate how individuals, organisations and communities become digitally connected and adopt digital technologies. Her research interests include digital AgTech and data, digital inclusion ecosystems, remote telecommunications infrastructure (both technical and social), and digital skills and capability development. Amber principally employs ethnographic methods (co-design, participant observation, interviews, focus groups) to immerse herself in rural contexts, and strives to develop research outputs that translate into actionable options for local stakeholders.


  • –present
    Research fellow, Queensland University of Technology
  • –present
    Adjunct Researcher, The Cairns Institute, James Cook University


  • 2016 
    University of Queensland Business School, PhD in Management (Organisation Studies)

Grants and Contracts

  • 2019
    Northern Australia Communications Analysis
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    CRC for Developing Northern Australia
  • 2018
    Connectivity and digital inclusion in Far North Queensland agricultural communities
    Principal researcher
    Funding Source:
    Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN)