I am researching the relationships between participation, the internet and citizenship. I work in partnership with diverse stakeholders as a program leader in the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre, researching how we can harness ICT to address the major public policy challenge of mental health.
Specifically, I am concerned with how diverse actors – including ‘end users’ - mobilise to solve policy problems – and to what effect.
This year I published the book: Young Citizens and Political Participation in a Digital Society, Palgrave Macmillan 2015.
Senior Research Fellow , Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University
Research Program Leader, Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre
Research Fellow, Centre for Citizenship and Public Policy, University of Western Sydney
Various. Final position: Managing Director, Research and Policy, Inspire Foundation, Australia
Sydney University, PhD
Young citizens and political participation in a digital society: addressing the democratic disconnect , Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke.
Grants and Contracts
Young People, Technology and Wellbeing Research Facility