Dr Jonathon Hutchinson
BComm (Hons) RMIT University, PhD ARC Center of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation, QUT
Lecturer in Online Media
A20 - John Woolley Building
The University of Sydney
Dr Jonathon Hutchinson (Ph.D. 2013, ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation, Queensland University of Technology) arrived at the University of Sydney in 2012. Before then, he held teaching positions at RMIT University in Melbourne and UTS in Sydney. His current research projects explore everyday social media use, the role of social media influencers within co-creative environments, and how social media is used in cyber-terrorism. He is a trained ethnographer and has been published in many leading national and international journals. Given the significance of social media in contemporary communication, he is also interested in user relationships in mediated environments, prompting his development of eResearch methodologies for social media network analysis. He tweets from @dhutchman.
- Participatory culture
- User-created content
- Internet governance models
- Institutional online communities
- Cultural Intermediation
- Public Service Broadcasting (PSB)
- Digital ethnography
- Social media network analysis
- Digital media research methodologies
Teaching and supervision
- MECO2601 Radio Broadcasting
- MECO3602 Online Media
- MECO6925 Online Journalism
- MECO6936 Social Media Communication
Monday 1-3pm by appointment
Current Postgraduate Research Supervision:
- Ravi Glasser-Vora - ‘Sensors and Smartphones’
- Ben Egliston - ‘Games and Spectatorship'
- Brittany Ferdinands - ‘Drink this tea and look like me’
- Rui Zhang, ‘Cultural readings of Emoji’
- Everyday Social Media Research Group - This interdisciplinary research group takes a holistic approach to understanding the key dimensions and implications of social media in Australia, and to place this in international context. Everyday Social Media brings together leading researchers to generate new research methods and knowledge of this field.
- Health Humanities - The health humanities node will function as a platform for innovative humanities, arts, social and health sciences, and information technology scholars, medical, health and social care professionals, voluntary sector workers and creative practitioners to join forces with informal and family carers, service-users and the wider self-caring public to explore, celebrate and develop new approaches in advancing health and wellbeing through the arts and humanities in hospitals, residential and community settings.
- Sydney Cyber Security Network - The Sydney Cyber Security Network (SCSN) is a multidisciplinary team of researchers investigating the technology, law, governance and science of cyber security. Our founding members are resident experts in media, sociology, criminology, engineering, law, information technologies and international relations at the University of Sydney. The advancement in research, innovation and training in cyber security depends on sharing knowledge and practice across the fields of Defence, Law, Science & Tech and Governance.
- TrISMA (Tracking Infrastructure for Social Media Analysis - TrISMA is the ARC-funded Tracking Infrastructure for Social Media Analytics (TrISMA ), which has been developed by QUT, Curtin, Swinburne and Deakin universities to provide detailed analytics regarding Australian social media use.
- International Association of Media and Communication Research (IAMCR)
- Association of Internet Research (AoIR)
- Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA)
Awards and honours
- Grant Noble Prize for Best Postgraduate Student Paper, ANZCA, Perth, July, 2013
- QUT Creative Industries Faculty Award to attend the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) Summer Doctoral Program (Highest ranked HDR student), 2012
- Australian Academy of the Humanities Award for the Digital Humanities Australasia Conference, 2012
- Wikimedia Deutschland Scholarship to attend the Wikipedia Academy, Freie Universität, Berlin, 2012
- Vice Chancellor’s List Award RMIT, 2010
In the media
Jonathan Hutchinson is often called on for comment regarding digital and social media, and is a contributor for The Conversation. A full list of opinion pieces and interviews can be found here.
- Social Media and Digital Citizenship; Vromen A, Martin F, Goggin G, Hutchinson J, Sinpeng A; Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences/SSSHARC Collaborative Projects Support Scheme.
Selected publications & creative works