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Ellie Rennie is an associate professor at Swinburne University, researching the social implications of technological change, and the technological implications of social change. She is the deputy director of the Swinburne Institute for Social Research.

Her research areas include media policy and community communication, with a current focus on digital inclusion in remote Australia and remote Sarawak. She is Chief Investigator of the ARC Linkage project, ‘The Dynamics of Digital Inclusion’, working with industry partner One Education (2016–2017), and is leading a project on cyber safety in remote Aboriginal communities with Telstra among other projects.

Her book publications include: Life of SYN: A Story of the Digital Generation (Monash University Press, 2011); Community Media: A Global Introduction (Rowan & Littlefield, 2006); Internet on the Outstation: The digital divide and remote Aboriginal communities (Institute for Network Cultures, 2016). 

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