Professor Ellie Rennie is an ARC Future Fellow and Principal Research Fellow in DERC. She is also a member of RMIT’s Blockchain Innovation Hub.
Ellie’s current research is focused on social and policy questions arising from automation technologies, including blockchain. She has worked extensively on the topic of digital inclusion, particularly in relation to remote Australia and Indigenous communities. In addition, she maintains a strong research interest in civil society and media policy, including community media.
Ellie’s Future Fellowship project, ‘Cooperation through code’, aims to show the social consequences of using distributed ledger technology for compliance, registries and regulatory processes. The project expects to generate new knowledge of how technology is changing administrative coordination between government and non-government entities. The project will run from May 2020 – May 2025.
Ellie’s book publications include: Wi-Fi (Polity, forthcoming, with Julian Thomas and Rowan Wilken); Using Media for Social Innovation (Intellect, with Aneta Podkalicka, 2018); Internet on the Outstation: The digital divide and remote Aboriginal communities (multi-authored, Institute for Network Cultures, 2016); Life of SYN: A Story of the Digital Generation (Monash University Press, 2011); Community Media: A Global Introduction (Rowan & Littlefield, 2006).
Ellie Rennie’s full list of academic publications can be found via Google Scholar
Additional research reports are located on the Analysis and Policy Observatory (APO) website