Associate Professor Tanya Notley

Profile photo of Dr Tanya NotleyTanya Notley's research is focused on digital inclusion, media literacy and media justice. She has 20 years of experience working with NGOs, government agencies, cultural institutions, and the United Nations in the areas of media inclusion, social justice and human rights.

Tanya’s recent and ongoing research examines young people and media literacy, adults and media literacy, young people and news media, misinformation on social media, the relationship between digital and social inclusion, media representation, the politics embedded in digital media infrastructures and emotion mapping. She currently leads a project (opens in a new window) focused on investigating and advancing adult media literacy, and she is a Chief Investigator on a project (opens in a new window) designed to support the digital inclusion of families living in low income households (led by Michael Dezuanni at QUT). In 2018-2020 she led a project (opens in a new window) focused on young Australians, news, and democracy.

Tanya collaborates with 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. She is the Deputy Chair of the Australian Media Literacy Alliance (opens in a new window) (AMLA) and co-leads the Platform for Civic Media Literacy at the Institute for Culture and Society.

For a full list of Tanya’s publications, see here. Many of these publications are available to download here.


  • PhD, 2009, Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation (ICI), Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Masters of Social Change and Development, 2001, Centre for Asia Pacific Social Transformation Studies, University of Newcastle, Australia

Selected Publications

Chambers, S., Notley, T., Dezuanni, M. Park, S. (2022) Values and Media Literacy: Exploring the Relationship Between the Values People Prioritize in Their Life and Their Attitudes Toward Media Literacy (opens in a new window), International Journal of Communication.

Notley, T., Zhong, H.F., Dezuanni, M., & Gilbert, S. (2022) Comparing children’s and teens’ news engagement practices and affective news experiences (opens in a new window), Journal of Youth Studies.

Notley, T, Chambers, S, Park, S & Dezuanni, M 2021, Adult Media Literacy in Australia: Attitudes, Experiences and Needs (opens in a new window), Western Sydney University, Queensland University of Technology and University of Canberra.

Notley, T, Dezuanni, M, Zhong, HF & Chambers, S 2020, News and Australian Children in 2020: How young people access, perceive and are affected by news media (opens in a new window) Research Report, Sydney, Western Sydney University and Queensland University of Technology.

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.

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.

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