Dr Naomi Barnes is an applied communications analyst who uses qualitative and quantitative information impact modelling to inform a range of socio-political phenomena observed in Australia and internationally. Spanning across disciplines, her research contributes to the effective communication of education research, practices, and policy. The growth of communication via social media has kept her motivated to develop models which show the impact of the platforms on policy-relevant factors, for example, university attrition rates, teacher use of social media, and the development and implementation of Australian literacy policy. Naomi recently expanded her focus to understand how school-parent engagement has changed, particularly the processes affecting the digital well-being of children and parents.
Naomi is a Lecturer in Literacy teaching English Curriculum and professional communication to future Early Years, Primary and Secondary teachers. She has worked for Education Queensland as a Senior Writer and has worked as a Secondary English, History and Geography teacher in the government, Catholic and Independent schooling sectors.