Rhian is a digital anthropologist and lecturer with the directorate of Learning, Teaching, and Student engagement at James Cook University. Her primary areas of expertise are digital literacies, user experience (UX) research, socio-technical relations and learning technologies. Rhian currently coordinates a digital literacies and computer science subject within JCU’s diploma of higher education. Her PhD “Virtually Reality” (2014) examined the phenomenology of user-interface and game design, in addition to exploring representations of identity and community formation in multi-user virtual worlds. Recently, Rhian has been working on the development of adaptive e-Learning applications for digital literacies instruction and cross-cultural approaches to digital literacy instruction.

  • CS1022: Learning in a Digital Environment (Level 1; TSV)
  • Digital Literacy
  • UX Research
  • Game Studies
  • eLearning
  • Digital Anthropology
  • Digital Literacy
  • Anthropology
  • 2009 to 2013 - Sessional Tutor, College of Arts, Society, & EducationJames Cook University (Townsville, Australia)
  • 2009 to 2013 - Project Manager, College of Arts, Society, & EducationJames Cook University (Townsville, Australia)
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Socio-Economic Objectives
  • 2018 - JCU Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
  • 2015 - Dean's Awards for Excellence

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  • Unchanged Dreaming: Survival and transmission of the sacred in post-colonial Indigenous Australia (PhD , Secondary Advisor)

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