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Associate Professor Diana Bossio

Associate Professor


 Associate Professor Diana Bossio is Deprtment Chair of  Media and Communication in the School of Social Sciences, Media, Film and Education.

Dr Bossio's research focusses on social media, journalism and practices for digital participation and inclusion. She leads the Digital Inclusion Program at Swinburne's Social Innovation Research Institute. She is the lead author of: The Paradox of Connection: How Digital Media Are Transforming Journalistic Labor (Illinois University Press, 2023), Journalism and Social Media: Practitioners, Organisations, Institutions (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017) and co-editor of Social Media and the Politics of Reportage: The Arab Spring (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). She has published over 30 research articles in journals such as Journalism, Digital Journalism, Continuum and Media International Australia.

Dr Bossio's research projects include: The InterGen project, funded by VicHealth, '60+ Online: Engaging Seniors through Social Media & Digital Stories', funded by with Telstra, Boroondara Council and Knox Council and 'The OPERA Project' funded by the Deaprtment of Families, Fairness and Housing and the Eastern Community Legal Centre. 

Research interests

Communication, Journalism and Media Studies

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

Fields of Research

  • Journalism Studies - 470105
  • Communication Studies - 470101

Teaching areas

Communication, Journalism and Media Studies


  • 2018, Swinburne, Innovation Fellowship, Swinburne University
  • 2012, National, Office of Learning and Teaching Award , OLT
  • 2011, Swinburne, Swinburne Learning and Teaching Award, Swinburne University
  • 2011, Swinburne, Industry Engaged Learning Award, Swinburne University

Further information



Also published as: Bossio, Diana; Bossio, D.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2022: Research to support the review of digital connectedness for Senior Victorians *; Department of Families, Fairness and Housing
  • 2022: The InterGen Project: Creating a community model for intergenerational social connection *; Victorian Health Promotion Foundation
  • 2018: Free from Violence *; Department of Health and Human Services Fund Scheme

* Chief Investigator

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