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Dr Kate Mannell



Research Fellow, Digital Childhoods


Faculty of Arts and Education


School of Education


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne, 2021

+61 3 924 46194

Biography summary

Kate Mannell is a Research Fellow at Deakin University in the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child and andthe Centre for Research in Educational Impact (REDI). Her research focuses on the design, governance and use of digital platforms with a focus on the role of digital technologies in the lives of families and young people. Her other research interests include data privacy and digital disconnection.

Knowledge areas

Young people
Digital platforms
Mobile media
Social media
Personal data
Technology resistance
Digital inclusion


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How to Make Affordability-Focused Digital Inclusion Interventions More Effective: Lessons from the Connected Students Program

Jenny Kennedy, Indigo Holcombe-James, Kate Mannell, Estelle Boyle

(2024), pp. 111-128, Palgrave Studies in Digital Inequalities, B1-1

book chapter

'Taking the router shopping': How low-income families experience, negotiate, and enact digital dis/connections

K Mannell, E Boyle, J Kennedy, I Holcombe-James

(2024), pp. 1-18, New Media & Society, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Oaths and the ethics of automated data: limits to porting the Hippocratic oath from medicine to data science

K Mannell, R Fordyce, S Jethani

(2023), Vol. 37, pp. 168-189, Cultural Studies, London, Eng., C1

journal article

From Doom-Scrolling to News Avoidance: Limiting News as a Wellbeing Strategy During COVID Lockdown

K Mannell, J Meese

(2022), Vol. 23, pp. 302-319, Journalism Studies, London, Eng, C1

journal article

Alternative Social Media and the Complexities of a More Participatory Culture: A View From Scuttlebutt

K Mannell, E Smith

(2022), Vol. 8, pp. 1-11, Social Media and Society, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Senses and Sensors of Sleep Digital Mediation and Disconnection in Sleep Architectures

Bjørn Nansen, Kate Mannell, Christopher O'Neill

(2021), pp. 137-162, Disentangling: The Geographies of Digital Disconnection, Oxford, Eng., B1

book chapter

Access Denied: How Barriers to Participate on Zoom Impact on Research Opportunity

Jenny Kennedy, Indigo Holcombe-James, Kate Mannell

(2021), Vol. 24, pp. 1-11, M/C Journal, Kelvin Grove, Qld., C1

journal article

Plural and Porous: Reconceptualizing the Boundaries of Mobile Messaging Group Chats

Kate Mannell

(2020), Vol. 25, pp. 274-290, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, London, Eng., C1

journal article

A typology of mobile messaging's disconnective affordances

K Mannell

(2019), Vol. 7, pp. 76-93, Mobile Media and Communication, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Technology resistance and de Certeau: Deceptive texting as a tactic of everyday life

Kate Mannell

(2017), Vol. 8, pp. 40-55, Platform: journal of media and communication, Melbourne, Vic., C1

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