Senior Lecturer, School of Information & Communication Studies
Dr Tait’s main research interests are in the socio- cultural impact of digital technologies across a range of areas including: digital cultural heritage, politics and transport sustainability. She has published in Q1 journals in the Library and Information Science discipline as well as publishing from interdisciplinary collaborations.
Dr Tait leads and developed large research proposals, often involving multi-disciplinary teams and public/private sector partners. She is experienced with engaging with government and other non-academic stakeholders to disseminate research and increase impact. She has been awarded funding in excess of $2 million AUD (equivalent) from major European and Research Council UK funding sources including: Horizon 2020, INTERREG and the RCUK Digital Economy Programme. Most recently she has completed a project funded by ALIA on The role of information and digital literacy programs in support of newly settled refugees – an Australian public library approach
She has also served as a reviewer of grants for the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Peer Review College since 2015 and have been appointed as an assessor for the Australian Research Council.
She is an experienced HDR supervisor and has successfully supervised 7 completed HDR students.