• Julian Thomas
  • fellow
  • Professor Julian Thomas FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2017
  • Section: Cultural and Communication Studies
  • https://www.rmit.edu.au/contact/staff-contacts/academic-staff/t/thomas-professor-julian

  • Biography:
  • Julian Thomas is a leading scholar of the cultural and social aspects of new communications technologies. His work on problems including digital inclusion, audiovisual piracy, and the historical evolutions of media and cultural policy has been influential. Julian has also made a substantial contribution to the development of open access research repositories in the humanities and social sciences, especially through the development of the APO website since 2002.

    He has advanced consumer interests in communications through his research, writing and advocacy, working with organisations including the Productivity Commission, the Australian Communications and Media Authority, Telstra, and the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network.

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