I have a research background in history and media studies and work at the intersection between computing and the humanities (the Digital Humanities) and more recently, eLearning. I have a MA in history (history and hypertext) and a PhD in history and new media (interactive hypertextual video). My present research interests include death and the internet, the politics of the NBN, eLearning Environments, topic modelling (I’m still learning here!), political deliberation systems, Virtual Research Environments, and broader debates about the Digital Humanities field and pedagogy. I have studied at the University of California in Santa Cruz, been a Visiting Fellow in Digital Humanities at the University of Virginia, and have worked in the field as a Research Associate at King’s College London.
I am the co-founder and inaugural Secretary for the Australasian Association for Digital Humanities (aaDH). I contribute to a number of international associations in the DH and am on the editorial board of journals in the field. I am on the Program committee of DH2013 in Nebraska, USA and was the Co-Chair of the Program Committee for DHA2012 and am Co-Chair of the Program Committee for DHA2014 in Perth, Western Australia.
I have also lectured at the University of Melbourne and other universities in my home town of Melbourne and was recently an analyst (Digital Humanities) for the Victorian eResearch Strategic Initiative (VeRSI) at the University of Melbourne and a Research Fellow for the Department of Computing and Information Systems also at the University of Melbourne. I am now an eLearning specialist for Victoria University.