Appointed as an Assessor for the Australian Research Counci
Research Areas and Interests
Identity and attitude construction
Use of digital media for social change.
Activist use of digital platforms
Identity construction in the media
Doctorate of Philosophy, Murdoch University, 2000.
Recent Research Grants
Construction of the subject as heart patient in the context of the gift economy, Australian Research Council, Grant - Linkage (APAI),
2007 - 2012, $252,197.
Recent Publications (within the last five years)
Rodan, D., Mummery, J., (2017), Activism and Digital Culture in Australia. Media, Culture and Communication in Asia-Pacific Societies, 192, London, UK, Rowman & Littlefield.
Rodan, D., Ellis, K., Lebeck, P., (2014), Disability, Obesity and Ageing: Popular Media Identifications., 168, Surrey, England, Ashgate Publishing Limited.
Mummery, J., Rodan, D., (2017), Mediation for affect: coming to care about factory-farmed animals. Media International Australia Incorporating Culture and Policy: quarterly journal of media research and resources, 165(1), 37-50, London, United Kingdom, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/1329878X17726454.
Rodan, D., Mummery, J., (2016), Doing animal welfare activism everyday: questions of identity. Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, 30(4), 381-396, London UK, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/10304312.2016.1141868.
Mummery, J., Rodan, D., Nolton, M., (2016), Making Change: Digital Activism and Public Pressure Regarding Livestock Welfare. Ctrl-Z New Media Philosophy, 6(6), 15p., Curtin University.
Rodan, D., (2015), Bringing Sexy Back: To What Extent Do Online Television Audiences Contest Fat-Shaming?. M/C Journal: A Journal of Media and Culture, 18(3), 1-14, Brisbane, QLD, Queensland University of Technology.
Rodan, D., Mummery, J., (2014), The 'Make It Possible' Multimedia campaign: Generating a New 'Everyday' in Animal Welfare. Media International Australia, 153(2014), 78-87, Queensland, The University of Queensland.
Mummery, J., Rodan, D., (2013), The role of blogging in public deliberation and democracy. Discourse, Context and Media, 2(1), 22-39, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.dcm.2012.12.003.
Rodan, D., Mummery, J., Henkel, C., (2017), The charity model is broken: Crowdfunding as a way to democratise, diversify and grow funding for social change?. Refereed Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference 2017 - Communication Worlds: Access, Voice, Diversity, Engagement, 16p., Australian and New Zealand Communication Association.
Mhanna, M., Rodan, D., (2016), Power and Silence: Australian Media Portrayal of Israeli and Palestinian Casualties during the Gaza War of 2014. The Asian Conference on Media & Mass Communication 2015 Official Conference Proceedings, 181-195, Kobe, Japan, The International Academic Forum.
Mummery, J., Rodan, D., Ironside, K., Nolton, M., (2014), Mediating Legal Reform: Animal Law, Livestock Welfare and Public Pressure. Refereed Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference: The digital and the social: communication for inclusion and exchange, 1-16, Australian and New Zealand Communication Association.
Uridge, L., Green, L., Rodan, D., Cullen, T., (2014), A vulnerable community of heart patients re/constructs media stories about cardiovascular disease. Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Annual Conference, 2014, 1, ANZCA.
Rodan, D., Mummery, J., (2014), Platforms and Activism: Sharing 'My Make it Possible Story' Narratives. Refereed Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference: The digital and the social: communication for inclusion and exchange, 1-22, Australian and New Zealand Communication Association.
Research Student Supervision
Doctor of Philosophy, The Rise Of Regionalisation In The Asian Television Industry: A Case Study Of Trendy Drama 2000-2012
Doctor of Philosophy, The Identity Of The Heart Patient In The Context Of Gift Economy: Heartnet And Media Framing.
Master of Communication, Australia, March 2003: The Print Media, Democracy And The Decision To Invade Iraq.
Doctor of Philosophy, Caught In The Frame: A Critical Analysis Of Australian Media Representations Of The Israeli-palestinian Conflict 2014-2015
Master of Communications by Research, The Australian Football League And The Closet
Doctor of Philosophy, Participation In Isolation: Female Indonesian Migrant Domestic Workers In Hong Kong And Media Activism
Doctor of Philosophy, Women's Magazine Editors: Our Story Tellers And Their Cultural Roles.