Doctor Jenna Condie

Doctor Jenna Condie

Lecturer In Digital Research And Online Social Analysis,
Sociology (ssap)


Dr Jenna Condie is a Critical Social Psychologist, Lecturer in Digital Research and Online Social Analysis at Western Sydney University and a World Social Science Fellow on transformations to sustainable urbanisation for the International Social Science Council. Her research focuses upon how our everyday experiences and social connections are mediated by digital technologies in the places we live, work, play and stay. As an experienced qualitative researcher, Jenna use methods that are participatory, critical, creative, and digital. Current research projects include:

  • Social Media for Social Housing (SoMeSoHousing): This project examines the use of social media within the social housing sector including public housing and community housing;
  • Travel in the Digital Age (TinDA):This research project explores how location aware social discovery apps such as Tinder mediate travel experiences;
  • Digital Technologies for Community Safety in Parramatta: Part of a wider project on community safety in Parramatta, this project focuses on how citizens understand their role as ‘human sensors’ in the design of digital community safety initiatives in public spaces for smarter, safer cities.

Jenna champions the use of social media and digital technologies to encourage voice, participation, dialogue and action within academic and community contexts. She works with a number of local social action projects including Waterloo Public Housing Action Group, #WeLiveHere2017 and The Sydney Feminists. 

Prior to joining Western Sydney University, Jenna worked at the University of Salford (UK) as a Lecturer in Psychology within the Media Psychology team. Jenna commenced her academic career at Salford with the Sustainable Housing and Urban Studies Unit (SHUSU) where she worked across a number of research and consultancy projects addressing the housing needs of Gypsies and Travellers, migrant workers, and older people. She completed her PhD (EPSRC-funded) based within the Environment and Ecosystems Research Centre on residents experiences of living alongside railways and the importance of place and identity in making sense of 'disruption'.  

Jenna tweets @jennacondie @ssapchat and @nsmnss. 

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  • PhD University of Salford
  • BScPsy University of Huddersfield

Professional Memberships

  • British Psychological Society (2007 - 2016)
  • Association of Internet Researchers (2015 - 2016)
  • Higher Education Academy (2014 - 2020)


  • Activism
  • Curriculum Design
  • Identity
  • Place identity
  • Qualitative Methodologies
  • Sustainable Urban Environments
  • User-experience design
  • public housing
  • social entrepreneurship
  • social media
  • urban redevelopment

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Sociology (ssap)


Phone: (02) 9685 9351

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Previous Teaching Areas

  • 102040 Master of Social Science Thesis, 2016
  • 102194 Social Research in the Digital World, 2015
  • 102194 Social Research in the Digital World, 2016
  • 102253 Digital Social Research in Action, 2016
  • 102502 Living, Learning and Working on the Web, 2016


Journal Articles

  • Rubin, M., Badea, C., Condie, J., Mahfud, Y., Morrison, T. and Peker, M. (2017), 'Individual differences in collectivism predict city identification and city evaluation in Australian, French, and Turkish cities', Journal of Environmental Psychology, vol 50 , pp 9 - 16.
  • Coen, S., Meredith, J. and Condie, J. (2017), 'I dig therefore we are : community archaeology, place-based social identity, and intergroup relations within local communities', Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, vol 27, no 3 , pp 212 - 225.
  • Cooper, A. and Condie, J. (2016), 'Bakhtin, digital scholarship and new publishing practices as carnival', Journal of Applied Social Theory, vol 1, no 1 .
  • Whittle, N., Peris, E., Condie, J., Woodcock, J., Brown, P., Moorhouse, A., Waddington, D. and Steele, A. (2015), 'Development of a social survey for the study of vibration annoyance in residential environments : good practice guidance', Applied Acoustics, vol 87 , pp 83 - 93.
  • Bruce, N., Condie, J., Henshaw, V. and Payne, S. (2015), 'Analysing olfactory and auditory sensescapes in English cities : sensory expectation and urban environmental perception', Ambiances, vol 2015 .
  • Waddington, D., Woodcock, J., Peris, E., Condie, J., Sica, G., Moorhouse, A. and Steele, A. (2014), 'Human response to vibration in residential environments', Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol 135, no 1 , pp 182 - 193.
  • Coiffait, F., Bartlett, K., Houghton, D. and Condie, J. (2013), 'Social media and clinical psychology : friends or foes?', Clinical Psychology Forum, vol 244 , pp 20 - 26.
  • Condie, J. and Brown, P. (2009), 'Using a qualitative approach to explore the human response to vibration in residential environments in the United Kingdom ', Built and Human Environment Review, vol 2, no 1 , pp 58 - 68.

Other Publications

  • 2011, 'Human Response to Vibration in Residential Environments (NANR209): Technical Report 2: Measurement of Response', Research Report
  • 2011, 'Human Response to Vibration in Residential Environments (NANR209): Technical Report 5: Analysis of The Social Survey Findings', Research Report
  • 2009, 'Tees Valley Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Needs Assessment: Final Report', Research Report
  • 2009, 'Oldham and Rochdale New Build Research: Resident Research', Research Report
  • 2008, 'Migrant Workers in Rochdale and Oldham: Executive Summary', Research Report
  • 2008, 'North and North East Lincolnshire Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Needs Assessment: Final Report', Research Report
  • 2008, 'Cumbria Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Needs Assessment: Appleby Fair Assessment: Final Report', Research Report
  • 2008, 'West Yorkshire Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment: Final Report', Research Report
  • 2008, 'Merseyside Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Needs Assessment: Final Report', Research Report
  • 2008, 'Southern Staffordshire and Northern Warwickshire Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment: Final Report', Research Report

Qualitative research that uses or explores social media and digital technologies; critical research including discursive, activist and feminist approaches; user-experience design; social media engagement; social action; social entrepreneurship; online communities; technology in place; identities of place; community relations; belonging; social inequalities; housing and urban redevelopment. 

This information has been contributed by Doctor Condie.

Current Projects

Title: University Partnership: Safety and Crime Prevention in Parramatta LGA
  • Parramatta City Council
Western Researchers: Andrew Gorman-Murray, Cameron Mcauliffe, Jenna Condie and Ana Rodas
Years: 2016-06-16 - 2018-12-31
ID: P00023177


Doctor Condie is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: An Analysis of the Australian Mainstream Media's Coverage of the Australian Government's Intergenerational Reports (2002, 2007, 2010, 2015) and the Impact of This Coverage on Ageing Policy Development
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Rescaling Community Engagement in Urban Redevelopment Projects
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Does technology enabled Adolescent Girls development intervention Matter? A case study of Bangladesh
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