Prof Patrik Wikstrom is an Associate Investigator at the Queensland University of Technology node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making & Society (ADM+S).

Patrik Wikstrom is a Professor of Communication and Director of QUT Digital Media Research Centre at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia 

He studies how digital technologies shape music cultures and economies. Most of his work over the past few years has been about how recommender systems shape the consumption and production of digital culture. He is a computational social scientist with a passion for developing computational tools and methods for fellow social science and humanities researchers. 

His recent books with Polity Press are “TikTok – Creativity and culture in short video” (with Bondy Kaye & Jing Zeng) and “The Music Industry: Music in the Cloud” (3rd ed). He publishes his journal-based work in Social Media + Society, Technovation, Convergence, Int’l Journal of Comm, Economic Inquiry, Pop Music & Society, etc. 

Patrik is an academic leader, and currently leads the QUT Digital Media Research Centre, one of the world’s premier centres for social science research about the impact of digital tech on society and humanity. Previously he has held roles such as Associate Dean Research in QUT’s Creative Industries Faculty and (founding) Head of the School of Communication at QUT. HE has served as a faculty member at Northeastern University (Boston, USA), Jonkoping International Business School (Jonkoping, Sweden) and Karlstad University (Karlstad, Sweden). He received his Ph.D. from Karlstad University in Media and Communication Studies and he is an MScEng graduate from Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden). Before his academic career, Patrik worked in the European media and telecom industry where he held positions as business development manager and strategy consultant.