Swinburne University of Technology
Kath is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow (2022-2026) and Professor of Media and Communication in the School of Social Sciences, Film, Media and Education at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne. She is an Associate Investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making + Society, and co-leads the Digital Inclusion program for the Swinburne Social Innovation Research Institute. Her current research investigates the role of digital technologies, platforms and cultures in adults’ sexual and professional learning – particularly in relation to sexual health and wellbeing.
Kath’s Future Fellowship seeks to build digital and data literacies and capabilities within Australian sexual health organisations. She is also a Chief Investigator on the FORTE (Sweden) research project ‘Digital sexual health: Designing for safety, pleasure and wellbeing in LGBTQ+ communities’, led by Professor Jenny Sundén (Södertörn University), with Dr Zahra Stardust (QUT) (2022-2025). This comparative study explores the opportunities and challenges that sextech offers – or could offer – LGBTQ+ communities in Sweden and Australia. Kath’s most recent book ‘Everyday Data Cultures’ (co-authored with Jean Burgess, Anthony McCosker and Rowan Wilken) was published by Polity in 2022.
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