I research the experience of youth in digital society and the implications of young people's digital practices for political participation, health and wellbeing.
I am the Co-Director of the Young and Resilient Research Centre where we look at the role of the digital in promoting the wellbeing of young people and their communities.
I work in partnership with diverse stakeholders as a Research Stream Leader in the Wellbeing, Health and Youth Centre of Research Excellence, researching how we can maximise young people's opportunities for good health.
Specifically, I am concerned with how diverse actors – including ‘end users’ - mobilise to solve policy problems – and to what effect.
My most recent book is: Young People in Digital Society: Control/Shift with Amanda Third, Rosalyn Black and Lucas Walsh
Young Citizens and Political Participation in a Digital Society, Palgrave Macmillan 2015.
Associate Professor, Young and Resilient Research Centre, Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University
Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Culture and Society
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 People in Digital Society: control/shift, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke
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