Jeni Lee is a Research Fellow at the Monash University node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making & Society (ADM+S).
Jeni has 15 years of experience collaborating with diverse community groups, organisations, activists, artists and academics to produce people-centred documentary films.
Her work bridges documentary filmmaking and communication for social change, exploring how communication processes and products can perform multiple roles as research, observation, education, inspiring behaviour change, evaluation and advocating for structural change. She is particularly interested in promoting positive gender norms, diversity and climate justice through communication practice.
Her films have been selected for a range of film festivals including the Adelaide Film Festival, Sheffield Doc Fest and SXSW and broadcast on ABC and SBS. In addition to long form content, Jeni has directed and produced over 10 hours of commissioned online programming and over 50 hours of documentary commissions for cultural institutions and non-government organisations.
Jeni’s body of creative film and media work is designed to generate real world outcomes and innovations which has so far included policy discussions and support services. Her work at the centre uses future-focused and people-centred documentary practice to research and advocate for ethical, inclusive and responsible automated decision making.