Research at SICS

Researchers at the School of Information and Communication Studies engage in work that makes meaningful cultural, social, educational and economic contributions to society. Our research is located at the intersection of information, communication, people, technology, society and psychology.

The research at our School is impactful, engages with regional, national, and international stakeholders, and includes research rated Above World Standard in the most recent Excellence in Research Australia exercise. Our staff are active as members of research centres and groups, both locally and internationally, and as individuals.

Our information research has a particular focus on GLAM institutions - galleries, libraries, archives and museums. Areas of research include scholarly communication, human information behaviour, information organisation and knowledge representation, information systems and management, and the practice, context and history of collections and collecting institutions.

Our communication research covers diverse fields including communication design and methods, journalism, radio, sound, multimedia, organisational communication, social media, digital platforms, fan studies, creative practice, animation, resilience in the workplace and “workplace wellness”, and public policy.

To find out more about researchers in the School, please visit their staff profile pages here.

The School has a large number of research students, most of whom are enrolled in our PhD program. If you are interested in doing a PhD you can find more information here.