International Digital Policy Lab, Australia
Ingrid Volkmer leads the Risk Journalism Hub Steering Committee, is Head of the International Digital Policy Lab, and is Professor and Head of the Media and Communications Program at the University of Melbourne. She has been appointed to the expert group on AI governance by the OECD in 2019, and the International Panel on Social Progress (IPSP) by Fondation Maison des Science de L'Homme, Paris, and Princeton University as a Lead Author in global public communication. She has also been involved in policy advising for UNESCO and the European Union.
Overall, her research is focused on how digital communications and big data are creating new models for transnational communication. Her work addresses these new models in a broad range of areas from public communication and notions of digital citizenship, to the implications for politics and international relations, and the development of new frameworks for transnational digital/data policy.
She held visiting positions at the London School of Economics, Harvard, MIT, University of Vienna, and the University of Amsterdam.