Doctor Jenna Condie

Doctor Jenna Condie

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


Jenna is a Lecturer in Digital Research and Online Social Analysis at Western Sydney University. With psychology as a base, she traverses a range of disciplines, residing in the Anthropology and Sociology workgroup and the Urban Research Program, while teaching cyberpsychology and digital research methods across the Psychology and Social Sciences disciplines. Jenna co-leads the Travel in the Digital Age (TinDA) project, which examines the intersections of travel/transport, technology and mobile lives.

Place and identity act as core threads in her research on cyber-urban lives and the role of digital technologies in the places that people live, work, play, and stay. Current projects include understanding the role of humans as ‘sensors’ for safer, ‘smarter’, socially sustainable cities; scholar-activist work on connective forms of resistance to urban redevelopment and the displacement of low-income households; and research focused on how location-aware smartphone dating apps are reworking our most intimate relationships of all.

Jenna is passionate about curriculum development, technology-enhanced learning, enterprise education, and digital literacies. She co-designed the Bachelor of Entrepreneurship (Games Design and Simulation), the Bachelor of Cybersecurity and Behaviour, and the specialisation in Digital Research and Social Data Analytics (Master of Social Science).

Prior to joining Western Sydney University, Jenna was a Lecturer in Psychology within the Media Psychology team at the University of Salford (UK). Jenna commenced her academic career at Salford with the Sustainable Housing and Urban Studies Unit (SHUSU). She completed her EPSRC-funded PhD in Environmental Psychology on resident experiences of living alongside railways and the importance of place and identity in making sense of 'disruption'.  

Jenna is 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.

This information has been contributed by Doctor Condie.


  • 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
  • 102194 Social Research in the Digital World, 2017
  • 102253 Digital Social Research in Action, 2017
  • 102502 Living, Learning and Working on the Web, 2017


Chapters in Books

  • Condie, J., Lean, G. and Wilcockson, B. (2018), 'The trouble with Tinder : the ethical complexities of researching location-aware social discover apps', The Ethics of Online Research, Emerald 9781787144866.

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.
  • Ure, C., Galpin, A., Cooper-Ryan, A. and Condie, J. (2017), '[In Press] Charities' use of Twitter : exploring social support for women living with and beyond breast cancer', Information, Communication and Society, .
  • 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
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Thesis Title: Locative Dating: finding yourself and others through dating apps
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Thesis Title: Rescaling Community Engagement in Urban Redevelopment Projects
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Thesis Title: Does technology enabled Adolescent Girls development intervention Matter? A case study of Bangladesh
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Thesis Title: She Travels with Tinder: Understanding women's negotiation of safety and risk on location-aware social apps during travel
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