Julian Thomas is the Director of the Technology, Communication and Policy Lab at DERC and the Director for the Enabling Capability Platform for Social Change at RMIT. He is a researcher in digital media and the internet, including media, communications and information policy and the history of communications technologies. Julian’s recent work includes the Australian Digital Inclusion Index (2016), Internet on the Outstation (Institute of Network Cultures, 2016), and The Informal Media Economy (Polity, 2015).
Julian was previously the Director of the Swinburne Institute for Social Research (SISR), and Professor of Media and Communications. Julian is Chair of the management committee of the website Australian Policy Online, and is a member of the Telstra CEO’s Consumer Forum, the ARC College of Experts, and the Advisory Board of QUT’s Digital Media Research Centre.