Rodan, Debbie. A/Professor

Rodan, Debbie. A/Professor

Associate Professor
Media & Cultural Studies

Edith Cowan University

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My main interest is public attitudes to animal welfare in Australia. Alongside this, I am interested in animal activists’ use of social media to advance their campaigns.


1. D. Rodan and J. Mummery (2017). Activism and Digital Culture in Australia. London: Rowman & Littlefield. 2. Mummery, J, Rodan, D & Nolton, M. (2016). Making Change – Digital activism and public pressure regarding livestock welfare. Ctrl-Z: New Media Philosophy. Retrieved from 3. Rodan, D. & Mummery, J. (2016). Doing animal welfare activism everyday: Questions of identity. Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies 30(4), 381-396. 4. Rodan, D. & Mummery, J. (2014). The ‘Make it Possible’ multi-media campaign: Generating a new ‘everyday’ in animal welfare. Media International Australia 153, 78-87.

Potential areas for collaboration: 1. How can digital media spaces facilitative deliberative exchanges and public debate that can reach socially progressive outcomes? 2. How do/can alternative conceptions of life with other species, broadly, gain traction within the Australian public sphere and domestic everyday life?
Potential areas for research supervision: Public attitudes to animal welfare; Public deliberation and animal welfare