Amanda Third | Principal Research Fellow, Institute For Culture And Society
Western Sydney University

Amanda Third, Principal Research Fellow, Institute For Culture And Society, Western Sydney University

Associate Professor Amanda Third is Principal Research Fellow in the Institute for Culture & Society, Western Sydney University. Her research investigates the social and cultural dimensions of young people’s technology practices, focusing on marginalised young people and rights-based approaches. From 2011-2016, Amanda led a research program in the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre (, which sought to leverage technology to foster young people’s wellbeing. Amanda is Co-Director of the Intergener8 Living Lab in Western Sydney, which is co-developing technology-based strategies to support intergenerational resilience in Greater Western Sydney with over 100 stakeholders. She is lead author of Young and Online: Children’s Perspectives on Life in the Digital Age (UNICEF, 2017) and Young People in Digital Society: Control/Shift (Palgrave, 2019). She is a member of the Australian-based Technology and Wellbeing Cross-Sector Roundtable, the federal government’s Online Safety Consultative Working Group, and the international Digitally Connected Network; Expert Advisor to Global Kids Online; an Ambassador of the 2168 Children’s Parliament; and a member of the Australian Research Council’s Humanities and Creative Arts Panel for the 2018 Engagement and Impact Assessment. In 2015 she was awarded the Western Sydney University Vice Chancellor’s Medal for Engagement and Sustainability.


Day 2 @ 09:50

Young+Digital: Notes from the field

  • Reflections on how young people and their digital practices are understood in mainstream culture
  • Questions of how to balance young people's protection from harm and still maximising the opportunities of the digital age
last published: 20/Mar/19 21:15 GMT

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