Professor and Director, Digital Media Research Centre, Queensland University of Technology

Jean Burgess is Professor of Digital Media and Director of the QUT Digital Media Research Centre (DMRC). She is an expert in digital media, with a focus on the everyday uses and politics of social and mobile media platforms, as well as new digital methods for studying them. Over the past decade she has worked with a large number of government, industry and community-based organisations, helping them address the practical opportunities and challenges of social and participatory media.


  • 2015–present
    Professor, Queensland University of Technology
  • 2012–2015
    Associate professor, Queensland University of Technology
  • 2010–2012
    Senior research fellow, Queensland University of Technology


  • 2007 
    Queensland University of Technology, PhD
  • 2004 
    University of Queensland, MPhil
  • 2001 
    University of Queensland, BA(Hons)

Professional Memberships

  • Association of Internet Researchers
  • International Communication Association