Dr Faye Millerfqmhcphoto

I am an Information Scientist and Transdisciplinary Researcher, Educator and Documentary Producer, with fifteen years experience in academia employed in roles such as Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Lecturer and Teaching Fellow, Educational Developer and Team Leader, Research Grants Development.

My research interests and passions include: human-centred computing, digital social innovation, information experience design, transdisciplinary approaches, social-ecological systems, social networks, shared understanding, responsible innovation, early career academic development, leadership and wellbeing.

I experiment with a range of qualitative methods such as ethnography, grounded theory and audiovisual methods such as filmmaking and analysis of moments, paradoxes and dialogues, to gain a better understanding and increased empathy for various human experiences associated with technology development and use. Qualitative methodologies can also facilitate designing more sustainable and ethical products and innovative solutions for problems within and across sectors such as social media, business, entertainment, education, health and also in everyday life.

I have recently completed postdoctoral research in collaboration with the University of Canberra and WACE: Advancing Cooperative and Work-Integrated Education, University of Massachusetts and have previously led postdoctoral research projects associated with Queensland University of Technology (where I completed my PhD in 2014) and Harvard University.

I have published my postdoctoral research in leading international journals, informed by more than a decade of experience building collaborations with researchers and practitioners in-between disciplines and industries such as journalism, social media and digital information experience, research information services, online learning and teaching and public policy.

I have had numerous articles published in leading academic journals such as Journal of Documentation (UK), Information Research (UK), Journal of Further and Higher Education (UK), Library and Information Science Research (US), Journal for Education in Library and Information Science (US), Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (Canada) and Australian Academic and Research Libraries, and popular international media, research and industry websites such as The Conversation, Global Ethnographic and Boxes and Arrows, San Francisco. My first book Producing Shared Understanding for Digital and Social Innovation: Bridging Divides with Transdiscplinary Information Experience Concepts and Methods will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in November 2020.

Professional Memberships

Association of Internet Researchers

International Documentary Association