Appointed as an Assessor for the Australian Research Council
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.
Mummery, J., Rodan, D., (2019), Digitising kids with chooks to supercharge one online activism campaign. Digitising Early Childhood, 319-336, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Mummery, J., Rodan, D., (2019), The Multiple Modes of Protesting Live Exports in Australia. Contention: The Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Protest, 7(1), 49-65, DOI: 10.3167/cont.2019.070105.
Mhanna, M., Rodan, D., (2019), Ungrievable lives: Australian print media portrayals of Palestinian casualties during the Gaza War of 2014. Australian Journalism Review, 41(1), 117-130, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1386/ajr.41.1.117_1.
Rodan, D., Mummery, J., (2019), Animals Australia and the Challenges of Vegan Stereotyping. M/C Journal, 22(2), 1-4.
Mummery, J., Rodan, D., (2019), Becoming activist: the mediation of consumers in Animals Australia’s Make it Possible campaign. Media International Australia Incorporating Culture and Policy: quarterly journal of media research and resources, 172(1), 48-60, DOI: 10.1177/1329878X19853077.
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.
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., 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.
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.
Research Student Supervision
Master of Communication, Australia, march 2003: The print media, democracy and the decision to invade iraq.
Doctor of Philosophy, The identity of the heart patient in the context of gift economy: Heartnet and media framing.
Doctor of Philosophy, Caught in the frame: A critical analysis of Australian media representations of the israeli-palestinian conflict 2014–2015
Doctor of Philosophy, Forging a new consensus: Numsa and anc hegemony in flux in South Africa
Doctor of Philosophy, The rise of regionalisation in the asian television industry: A case study of trendy drama 2000-2012
Doctor of Philosophy, Muslim women in Australia and the netherlands: A multimodal enquiry into television documentary representations
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.
Master of Communications by Research, The Australian football league and the closet