Ellie Rennie is the Deputy Director of the ISR. Her research areas include media policy and community communication, with a current focus on Indigenous broadcasting and broadband in remote Australia. She is Chief Investigator of the ARC Linkage project Home Internet in Remote Indigenous Communities, working with three industry partners: the Centre for Appropriate Technology, the Central Land Council and the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (commencing in mid-2011). Ellie is also an associate researcher on Youthworx, which forms part of the program of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation. She has published two books: Life of SYN: A Story of the Digital Generation (Monash University Press, 2011) and Community Media: A Global Introduction (Rowman & Littlefield, 2006). Ellie is involved in a number of academic and community associations, including the International Association of Media Communication Research, EngageMedia and the Wesley College Institute for Innovation in Education.
Awards and Grants
ARC Discovery (DP0880772) The Reinvention of Indigenous Media: Innovation, Expansion and Social Development
Paul Reade (The Zapatista Movement of Mexico and Social Remembering) Kathrin Schmieder ( Participative Photography and Photojournalism) Jon Staley (Film as voice, creative media engagement across social boundaries)