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Media and Communication Scholar, The University of Western Australia

Sian Tomkinson completed her PhD in gender and games at the University of Western Australia. She has taught at UWA and Curtin.

Her research interests include game design, game and play theory, and toxicity in digital communities.


  • –present
    Media and Communication Scholar, University of Western Australia


  • 2019 
    The University of Western Australia, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2013 
    The University of Western Australia, BA(Hons) Communication and Media Studies


  • 2020
    Australian Journal of Political Science, Confronting Incel: exploring possible policy responses to misogynistic violent extremism
  • 2015
    Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, The position of women in video game culture: Perez and Day's Twitter Incident

Research Areas

  • Culture, Gender, Sexuality (200205)
  • Computer Gaming And Animation (190202)