Dr Jia Tina Du

University of South Australia 
Research Field: Information Studies, Information Technology

Using technology to find information and participate in society is playing an ever-increasing role in modern life. While many of us are more empowered by having more access to information, some have become more vulnerable.

Dr Du’s research seeks to enhance the interplay between people, information, and technologies, with the aim of providing better user experiences in human-information interactions. She is studying the information behaviour of vulnerable communities in the digital age, to improve online social inclusion in Australian society.

Jia Tina’s public outreach includes participating in Think Tank debates at the Australian Academy of Science, contributing to Science Week events, interviews with the media, and work with digital literacy charity. Dr Du received her PhD from Queensland University of Technology in 2010, and is currently a senior lecturer at the University of South Australia.