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Researcher: Robards, BJ (Dr Brady Robards)

Fields of Research

Media Studies
Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies
Culture, Gender, Sexuality
Sociology
Tourist Behaviour and Visitor Experience
Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Impacts of Tourism
Social Theory
Sociological Methodology and Research Methods
Social Change
Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance)
Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment
Sociology and Social Studies of Science and Technology
Computer Hardware
Screen and Media Culture
Tourism Policy
Consumption and Everyday Life

Research Objectives

The Media
Socio-Cultural Issues in Tourism
Expanding Knowledge in Languages, Communication and Culture
Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Expanding Knowledge in Law and Legal Studies
Tourism
Expanding Knowledge in Education
Equity and Access to Education
Health Education and Promotion
Community Service (excl. Work)
Tourism Infrastructure Development
Economic Issues in Tourism
Communication
Communication Across Languages and Culture

Career Best Publications

Being strategic and taking control: bedrooms, social network sites and the narratives of growing up; New Media and Society
Leaving MySpace, joining Facebook: 'Growing up' on social network sites; Continuum
Mediating experiences of ‘growing up’ on Facebook’s Timeline: Privacy, ephemerality and the reflexive project of self; Mediated Youth Cultures: The Internet, Belonging, and New Cultural Configurations
MyTribe: Post-subcultural Manifestations of Belonging on Social Network Sites; Sociology
Teaching youth studies through popular culture; ACYS Publishing

Research Publications

'Holding a Space' for Gender-Diverse and Queer Research Participants; Negotiating Digital Citizenship: Control, Contest and Culture
10 years of Facebook; New Media & Society
2014 technology trends
A comparison of undergraduate student experiences of assessed versus nonassessed participation in online asynchronous discussion groups: Lessons from a cross disciplinary study in health and sociology; ASCILITE 2015
Appeal of online chats left to chance
Asynchronous discussion boards: To assess or not, that is the question Type of presentation: Spotlight on Practice; Teaching Matters conference, University of Tasmania
Being strategic and taking control: bedrooms, social network sites and the narratives of growing up; New Media and Society
Bligh targets online trolls
Coast MP latest victim of Twitter trolls
Digital traces of the persona through ten years of Facebook; M/C Journal
Does Facebook make us lonely?
Editing the project of the self: Sustained Facebook use and growing up online; Journal of Youth Studies
Face up to friendships
Facebook blurs social hierarchy’
Facebook Feeds Need
Facebook friends you never meet
Facebook user face-off
Faceless friends we love to make
Fast and familiar sex-Face
Friending Participants: Managing the Researcher–Participant Relationship on Social Network Sites; Young: Nordic Journal of Youth Research
Friendship follies on Facebook
Gap year can give students valuable breathing space
Gay Neo-tribes: An Exploration of Space and Travel Behaviour; Critical Tourism Studies Conference VI
Get your kids off Facebook
Green, Lelia, The Internet: An Introduction to New Media, Berg, Oxford,
Gustavo S. Mesch and Ilan Talmud, Wired Youth: The Social World of Adolescence in the Information Age
Hubert L. Dreyfus, On the Internet (2nd edn). New York: Routledge, 2009
Hype around social media 'addiction' is stripping away positive aspects
Innovations in Research Technology: the case of Tourism Tracer; Tourism in Tasmania
Insights into Gen-Y behaviour on social networking sites
Internet addiction
internet addiction
Internet addiction and digital detoxes
Internet research and digital media methods; Social Research Methods
Introduction: Youth culture research in Australia; Youth Cultures and Subcultures
Introduction: Youth, cultural practice and media technologies; Mediated youth cultures: The internet, belonging and new cultural configurations
Leaving MySpace, joining Facebook: 'Growing up' on social network sites; Continuum
Making it 'Facebook Official': reflecting on romantic relationships through sustained Facebook use; Social Media and Society
Males turn to pony power, discover the secret magic of friendship
Marriage Equality, Facebook Profile Pictures, and Civic Participation; Civic Media: Technology, Design, Practice
Mediated Youth Cultures; Palgrave Macmillan
Mediating experiences of ‘growing up’ on Facebook’s Timeline: Privacy, ephemerality and the reflexive project of self; Mediated Youth Cultures: The Internet, Belonging, and New Cultural Configurations
Mum hunts alleged stabber on Facebook’
MyTribe: Post-subcultural Manifestations of Belonging on Social Network Sites; Sociology
Negotiating identity and integrity on social network sites for educators; International Journal of Educational Integrity
New Facebook craze a real hoot’
News on Australian Humanities Scholars
on youth, music and social network sites
Plankers on board for latest fad
Postie loves delivering festive cheer
Power of social media
Randoms in my bedroom: Negotiating privacy and unsolicited contact on social network sites; Prism
Remembering Through Facebook: Mediated Memory and Intimate Digital Traces; Digital Intimate Publics and Social Media
Social media and internet addiction
Social networking sites and belonging for young 'at risk'
Social stalking
Structures of Participation in Digital Culture,
Teaching the Facebook generation
Teaching the Facebook generation
Teaching youth studies through popular culture; ACYS Publishing
The male goes by brony express
the positive effects of social media
The shared oasis: an insider ethnographic account of a gay resort; Tourist Studies
The ties that bind: Exploring the relevance of neo-tribal theory to tourism; Tourism Analysis
Think Sociology; Pearson Education Australia
Totally Straight: Contested sexual identities on social media site reddit; Sexualities
Tracking tourists’ travel with smartphone-based GPS technology: a methodological discussion; Information Technology & Tourism
Tweet up, we can’t hear you
Vernacular Subculture and Multiplicity in Everyday Experiences of Belonging; Youth Cultures and Subcultures: Australian Perspectives
Young people, ICTs and democracy: Theories,policies, identities and websites
Youth Cultures and Subcultures: Australian Perspectives; Ashgate Publishing
‘Phone or food? FML

Research Projects

Facebook Timelines: Growing up online; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Internet Research 15: Boundaries and Transgressions (Association of internet Researchers); University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Sense-T Stage 2: Sensing Tourist Travel ('Tourist tracking project')
Smith Family School Community Partnership Pilot Programme In Tasmania
Tourist Tracking Technology Phase 2 Development

Research Candidate Supervision

Understanding of the Cross-CulturalLGBT Travelling Experiences. The Comparison of Market Segmentation Cases in Europe and Australia