Profile photo of Dr Tanya NotleyTanya Notley's research and teaching is focused on communication, technology and social change. She has 15 years of experience working in the areas of social inclusion, social justice and human rights.

Tanya's current research projects are focused on: children and media literacy; young people and news media; the politics of digital media infrastructures; the digital mapping of emotions; technology, evidence and human rights advocacy; and communication and social impact.

Tanya is currently working on an Australian Research Council funded Discovery project that examines data centres, labour and territory (with Brett Neilson and Ned Rossiter) as well as a project focused on young Australians, news and democracy, funded by the Museum of Australian Democracy and Google Australia (working with Michael Dezuanni).

She collaborates with a number of media literacy, human rights and social justice organisations to design communication initiatives for social impact and has worked on practice based communication research projects in the UK, Germany, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, India, Indonesia, Singapore and Australia.

Tanya is a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the School of Arts & Humanities, Kings College London (2016-2019) and at London School of Economics (2019-2020).

Twitter: @tattinot (opens in a new window)

Publications are available on (opens in a new window) and ResearchGate.


Selected Publications

Neilson, B & Notley, T 2019, 'Data centres as logistical facilities: Singapore and the emergence of production topologies' (opens in a new window), Work Organisation, Labour & Globalisation, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 15-29.

Notley, T 2019, 'The environmental costs of the global digital economy in Asia and the urgent need for better policy’ (opens in a new window), Media International Australia, online first.

Notley, T & Dezuanni, M 2018, ‘Advancing children’s news media literacy: learning from the practices and experiences of young Australians (opens in a new window)’, Media, Culture & Society, DOI: 10.1177/0163443718813470.

Dietz, M, Notley, T, Catanzaro, M, Sandbach, K & Third, A 2018, ‘Emotion mapping: using participatory media to support young people’s participation in urban design’, Emotion, Place and Society, vol. 28, pp. 9-27.

Magee, L, Kearney, E, Bellerose, D, Collin, P, Crabtree, L, Humphry, J, James, P, Notley, T, Sharma, A, Third, A & Yorke, S 2018, 'Addressing a volatile subject: adaptive measurement of Australian digital capacities' (opens in a new window), Information, Communication & Society, DOI:10.1080/1369118X.2018.1543441.

Deitz, M, Notley, T, Catanzaro, M, Third, A & Sandbach, K 2018, 'Emotion mapping: using participatory media to support young people's participation in urban design'(opens in a new window), Emotion, Space and Society, vol. 28, pp. 9-17.

Reading, A & Notley, T 2018, ‘Globital memory capital: theorizing digital memory economies’, in A Hoskins (ed.), Digital memory studies: media pasts in transition (opens in a new window), Routledge, London.

Collin, P, Notley, T & Third, A 2017, 'Cultivating (digital) capacities: a role for social living labs?', in M Dezuani, M Foth, K Mallan & H Hughes (eds), Digital participation through social living labs (opens in a new window), Chandos Publishing, Amsterdam, pp. 19-36.

Notley, T, Gregory, S & Lowenthal, A 2017, 'Video for change: creating and measuring ethical impact’, Journal of Human Rights Practice, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 223-246.

Notley, T, Dezuanni, M, Zhong, HF & Howden, S 2017, News and Australia’s children: how young people access, perceive and are affected by the news (opens in a new window), Research Report, Sydney, Crinkling News, Western Sydney University and Queensland University of Technology.

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