Professor Jean Burgess

ADM+S Associate Director Jean Burgess appointed Distinguished Professor at QUT

Author  ADM+S Centre
Date 27 October 2023

Professor Jean Burgess has been appointed Distinguished Professor of QUT, in recognition of her outstanding research contributions and global reputation.

Associate Director of the national ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society, Professor Jean Burgess is Professor of Digital Media in the QUT Digital Media Research Centre and School of Communication.

Professor Sheil said Professor Burgess was an internationally renowned researcher on the social implications of digital media technologies, platforms, and cultures.

“A prominent author and editor, Professor Burgess recently co-led the Generative AI Rapid Response Information Report, prepared for the Australian Government, which will inform consideration of the role of artificial intelligence in Australian society,” Professor Sheil said.

“From YouTube to Twitter and the iPhone, Professor Burgess has led the study of new platforms and emerging technologies in the field of communication and has developed innovative methods for investigating their role in society and everyday life.”

An author or editor of more than 120 scholarly publications on these subjects including seven books, Professor Burgess’ latest co-authored book, Everyday Data Cultures (2022), focuses on how ordinary people deal with the ever-increasing presence of data, AI and automation in everyday life.

She has held a number of ARC Discovery and Linkage grants and has partnered successfully with a range of Australian and international government, industry and community organisations to address the practical challenges and opportunities posed by digital media and automation.

She is a Fellow of the International Communication Association, the Australian Academy of Humanities, and the Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the ARC College of Experts.