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Associate Professor, UNSW Sydney

Emma A. Jane - formerly published as Emma Tom - is an Associate Professor at UNSW Sydney. She researches the social implications of emerging technologies using complexity theory frameworks and transdisciplinary methods to interrogate the issues and consider proposed interventions. She has presented the findings of her research to the Australian Human Rights Commission, the Australian government's Workplace Gender Equality Agency, and the Festival of Dangerous Ideas at the Sydney Opera House. Prior to her career in academia, Dr Jane spent nearly 25 years working in the print, broadcast, and electronic media. Over the course of her working life, she has received multiple awards and prizes for her scholarly work, her journalism, and her fiction. Her 11th book, Diagnosis Normal, is a hybrid memoir published by Penguin Random House in 2022. In her spare time, she enjoys coding with AI and using OpenAI's DALL·E 2 to generate images of exuberant axolotls on their way to queer discos.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Media, UNSW Australia