Vice-Chancellor's Research Fellow in Digital Media, Queensland University of Technology

Tim Highfield is Vice-Chancellor's Research Fellow in the Creative Industries Faculty at Queensland University of Technology, where he is a member of the Digital Media Research Centre. His fellowship project is 'Visual Cultures of Social Media'. His research covers social and digital media, politics, activism, popular culture, sport, identity, humour, digital cultures, and more. His first book, Social Media and Everyday Politics, was published by Polity in April 2016. For more information, see or @timhighfield on Twitter.


  • 2015–present
    Postdoctoral research fellow, Queensland University of Technology


  • 2011 
    Queensland University of Technology, PhD