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Senior Lecturer in Digital Cultures, University of Sydney

Justine Humphry is a Senior Lecturer in Digital Cultures at the University of Sydney in the Digital Cultures Program, Department of Media and Communications. Justine is a researcher of digital media and consumption focusing on mobile media and digital inequalities, urban communication and public space, mobile mediated work and smart technology transformation. In her research funded by the Australian Communications Consumer Network, she worked with young people, families and adults experiencing homelessness to study their access and use of mobile phones and the internet. In her project on young people's digital connectivity in cities she worked with homeless young people to find out about and respond to digital connectivity barriers. Justine has presented and published her research widely including in the Routledge Companion to Mobile Media, the Journal of Information, Communication and Society, Journal of Media, Culture and Society, New Media & Society, M/C Journal and the Australian Journal of Telecommunications and the Digital Economy.


  • 2017–present
    Senior Lecturer in Digital Cultures, Department of Media and Communications, University of Sydney
  • 2011–2013
    Lecturer, Digital Cultures Program, School of Letters, Art and Media, University of Sydney
  • 2009–2011
    Researcher on National Water Commission Fellowship 2010, Centre for Cultural Research, University of Western Sydney
  • 2010–2010
    Coordinator and Developer of Sociology of Media for Open Universities Australia, Macquarie University


  • 2010 
    University of Western Sydney, PhD
  • 1995 
    University of Technology, Sydney, Bachelor of Communications (Honours)

Grants and Contracts

  • 2015
    Making Connections
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Young and Well CRC
  • 2013
    Homeless and Connected
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Communication Consumers Action Network