Doctor Jenna Condie

Doctor Jenna Condie

Senior Lecturer in Digital Society,
Anthropology & Sociology

Biography

My research focuses on the relationships between social media, communitiy organising, and social action. I am interested in what people and places are becoming with digital technologies and how communities and neighbourhoods are changing with social media. My work is driven by the pressing need to address social inequality, urban inequity and climate change with housing, transport and gender as core focus areas.

My approach to research is often participatory, creative, activist and digital. In 2018, I co-edited ‘Doing Research In and On the Digital: Research Methods Across Fields of Inquiry’ (Routledge) and have published on new materialist and scholar-activist practices for researching with responsibility and care for communities and planet. I am a School based Research Fellow with Western Sydney University's Young and Resilient Research Centre, a Fellow of Advance HE, an Honorary Fellow at the University of Salford (UK), and World Social Science Fellow on transformations to sustainability in urban contexts with the International Social Science Council

Since joining Western, I have been co-creating cross-School transdisciplinary curricula that brings technology and society together by centring equity. In 2021, I won the Vice Chancellor’s University Teacher of the Year Award and the Deputy Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching for my curriculum innovation and development work. My teaching invites students to shift their digital identities and social media use into more meaningful practices, and consider how digital platforms and systems can be more equitable and just. Student learning is grounded in cutting edge digital research by partnering with YRCC, and through my research and engagement work using social media to instigate social action. From late 2019 to mid 2022, I was a Curriculum Champion within an institution-wide transforming curriculum initiative called the 21C Project. I co-led the Future Thinkers Challenge, which involves co-creating new transdisciplinary curriculum with academic staff, Student Curriculum Partners (SCPs), and external partners from industry and community organisations. This is strategic institutional level work to deliver meaningful, responsive curriculum designed for students to address the intersecting crises of climate change and advanced technological development in hopeful and emancipatory ways. 

Previously, I was a Lecturer in Psychology within the Media Psychology team at the University of Salford (UK). I commenced my academic career at Salford with the Sustainable Housing and Urban Studies Unit (SHUSU) reearching housing needs of groups that are excluded and marginalised by UK housing markets and policies such as Gypsies and Travellers, Eastern European migrant workers, and older people. I completed my EPSRC-funded PhD in Environmental Psychology on residents' identities of place and making sense of living alongside railways. I graduated with a first class BSc (Hons) Psychology from the University of Huddersfield, UK.  

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Qualifications

  • PhD University of Salford
  • BScPsy University of Huddersfield

Professional Memberships

  • Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) (2014)
  • British Psychological Society (2007 - 2016)
  • Association of Internet Researchers (2015 - 2016)
  • Higher Education Academy (2014 - 2022)

Awards

  • Deputy Vice-Chancellors Excellence in Teaching 2021-12-09
  • Vice Chancellors University Teacher of the Year 2021-12-09

Interests

  • Activism
  • Climate Change
  • Identity
  • Technology
  • social media

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Anthropology & Sociology

Committees

  • 21C Project

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Teaching

Current Teaching Areas

  • HUMN1064 Digital Identities

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 102194 Social Research in the Digital World, 2017
  • 102253 Digital Social Research in Action, 2017

Publications

Books

  • Costa, C. and Condie, J. (2018), 'Doing Research In and On the Digital: Research Methods across Fields of Inquiry', : Routledge 9781138673915.

Chapters in Books

  • Condie, J. and Richards, M. (2022), 'A call for a digital Community Psychology ', The Routledge International Handbook of Community Psychology: Facing Global Crises with Hope, Routledge 9780367344153.
  • James, D., James, D., Condie, J. and Lean, G. (2019), 'Travel, Tinder and gender in digitally mediated tourism encounters', The Geographies of Digital Sexuality, Palgrave Macmillan 9789811368752.
  • Cooper-Ryan, A., Clarke-Cornwell, A. and Condie, J. (2019), 'Collaborative work of early career researchers : how the impact agenda transcend across contexts', Research Impact and the Early Career Researcher: Lived Experiences, New Perspectives, Routledge 9781138562042.
  • Condie, J., Lean, G. and Wilcockson, B. (2018), 'The trouble with Tinder : the ethical complexities of researching location-aware social discovery apps', The Ethics of Online Research, Emerald 9781787144866.
  • Condie, J., Lean, G., James, D. and James, D. (2018), 'Tinder matters : swiping right to unlock research fields', Doing Research in and on the Digital: Research Methods across Fields of Inquiry, Routledge 9781138673915.
  • Costa, C. and Condie, J. (2018), 'Doing research in and on the digital', Doing Research In and On the Digital: Research Methods Across Fields of Enquiry, Routledge 9781138673915.
  • Condie, J. and Costa, C. (2018), 'Conclusion : (re-)exploring the practical and ethical contexts of digital research', Doing Research In and On the Digital: Research Methods Across Fields of Enquiry, Routledge 9781138673915.

Journal Articles

  • Chatterjee, P., Sisson, A., Condie, J., Wynne, L., Lewis, C. and Skipper, C. (2022), 'Documentary and resistance : There Goes Our Neighbourhood, #WeLiveHere2017 and the Waterloo estate redevelopment', International Journal of Housing Policy, vol 22, no 3 , pp 329 - 350.
  • Stevens, G., Bienz, T., Wali, N., Condie, J. and Schismenos, S. (2021), 'Online university education is the new normal : but is face-to-face better?', Interactive Technology and Smart Education, vol 18, no 3 , pp 278 - 297.
  • Ure, C., Cooper-Ryan, A., Condie, J. and Galpin, A. (2020), 'Exploring strategies for using social media to self-manage health care when living with and beyond breast cancer : in-depth qualitative study', Journal of Medical Internet Research, vol 22, no 5 .
  • Ure, C., Galpin, A., Cooper-Ryan, A. and Condie, J. (2019), 'Charities' use of Twitter : exploring social support for women living with and beyond breast cancer', Information, Communication and Society, vol 22, no 8 , pp 1062 - 1079.
  • Chatterjee, P., Condie, J., Sisson, A. and Wynne, L. (2019), 'Imploding activism : challenges and possibilities of housing scholar-activism', Radical Housing Journal, vol 1, no 1 , pp 189 - 204.
  • Condie, J., Ayodele, I., Chowdhury, S., Powe, S. and Cooper, A. (2018), 'Personalizing Twitter communication : an evaluation of 'rotation-curation' for enhancing social media engagement within higher education', Journal of Marketing in Higher Education, vol 28, no 2 , pp 192 - 209.
  • 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

  • 2022, 'Tenant Participation and Engagement in a Digitalising Society: Social Media Use in the Social Housing Sector', Report
  • 2020, 'Equitable Technologies for Smarter Urbanism: Enhancing Priority Car Parking at Western Sydney University', Report
  • 2011, 'Human Response to Vibration in Residential Environments (NANR209): Technical Report 5: Analysis of The Social Survey Findings', Report
  • 2011, 'Human Response to Vibration in Residential Environments (NANR209): Technical Report 2: Measurement of Response', Report
  • 2009, 'Oldham and Rochdale New Build Research: Resident Research', Report
  • 2009, 'Tees Valley Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Needs Assessment: Final Report', Report
  • 2008, 'North and North East Lincolnshire Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Needs Assessment: Final Report', Report
  • 2008, 'Merseyside Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Needs Assessment: Final Report', Report
  • 2008, 'West Yorkshire Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment: Final Report', Report
  • 2008, 'Migrant Workers in Rochdale and Oldham: Executive Summary', Report
  • 2008, 'Southern Staffordshire and Northern Warwickshire Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment: Final Report', Report
  • 2008, 'Cumbria Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Needs Assessment: Appleby Fair Assessment: Final Report', 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: Seeing yourself in Australian cultural heritage
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Rachel Hendery, Jenna Condie, Kate Richards, Jonathon Allen and Noel Burgess
Years: 2021-01-01 - 2024-12-31
ID: P00026572
Title: 1 Million Turtles
Funder:
  • Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife
Western Researchers: Ricky Spencer and Jenna Condie
Years: 2021-12-15 - 2023-12-31
ID: P00026843

Supervision

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: Locative Dating: finding yourself and others through dating apps
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Middle Eastern Australian Women's International Travel Practices and Experiences
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: The use of digital technologies and social media in stakeholder and community engagement in strategic planning in metropolitan Sydney
Field of Research: Political Science And Policy Studies; Architecture And Building; Marketing; Other Society And Culture
Thesis Title: Understanding Experiences of Sexual Harassment Within the Australian Working Holiday Program
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Does technology enabled Adolescent Girls development intervention Matter? A case study of Bangladesh
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Developing a Thick-Mapping Model to Conserve Australia's Disintegrating Environmental Protest Ephemera and Histories.
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Shadow Care infrastructures: sustaining life in the post-welfare city?
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Making place with technological infrastructures: digital inequalities in the Aerotropolis
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: An intersectional feminist analysis of barriers to service access facing victims of domestic abuse during the COVID-19 lockdown in Australia
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Previous Supervision

Thesis Title: How has online dating changed the way relationships are instigated, developed and navigated?
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: The use of digital technologies and social media in stakeholder and community engagement in strategic planning in metropolitan Sydney
Field of Research: Political Science And Policy Studies; Architecture And Building; Marketing
Thesis Title: Developing a Thick-Mapping Model to Conserve Australia's Disintegrating Environmental Protest Ephemera and Histories.
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Examining Intimate Infrastructures: Identity Work and a Sense of Community within Grindr
Field of Research: Studies In Human Society, N.e.c.
Thesis Title: Understanding Tinder's Role in the Making and Remaking of Social Relations Between Women from Yogyarta and Tourist Men from the Global North
Field of Research: Society And Culture, N.e.c.

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