Ellie Rennie’s research spans internet studies, public policy, and political theory. In recent years she has been conducting qualitative research to better understand how social norms influence internet adoption and use. She has an ongoing interest in civil society, distributed governance systems, and social innovation. Ellie is currently working on a project investigating technical disruption in Australia’s housing system, including the potential impact of blockchain platforms and applications (funded by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, with UNSW and Swinburne).
Associate Professor Ellie Rennie is a Principal Research Fellow in the Digital Ethnography Research Centre (Technology, Communication and Policy Lab), and is based in RMIT’s School of Media and Communication.