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Associate Professor Esther Milne

Associate Professor


Associate Professor Esther Milne holds a PhD from the University of Melbourne, Australia. She lectures in the Social Media Major at Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia. Esther initiated and delivered the first Honours Program in Media at Swinburne University and has extensive experience in PhD supervision and mentorship. Her research interests involve the history of analogue and digital media forms and she is the author of two monographs exploring the interrelation between new and old media (Letters Postcards Email, Routledge 2010; Email and the Everyday, MIT 2021).  Her research also examines the impact of celebrity culture and reality TV and co-authored the only scholarly book on the long running hit television program Grand Designs (Aneta Podkalicka, Esther Milne and Jenny Kennedy, Grand Designs: Consumer markets and home-making, Palgrave 2018). 

Research interests

Media History; Celebrity Production and self branding; Internet and web based communication practices; Nineteenth century networks of communication

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

Fields of Research

  • Media Studies - 470107
  • Screen And Digital Media - 360500


Also published as: Milne, Esther; Milne, E.; Milne, Esta
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2009: Avatar and environment: form and function *; Smart Services CRC

* Chief Investigator

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