Dr Amanda H.A. Watson is a Research Fellow at the Department of Pacific Affairs.

Her research interests include digital technology in the Pacific, mobile phones in Papua New Guinea and strategic uses of information and communication technologies in development efforts.

Dr. Watson has published in various academic journals, including Mobile Media and Communication, Pacific Journalism Review, Media Asia, Australian Journalism Review and The Australian Journal of Emergency Management.

From January 2017 to August 2019, she was part of a small team of ANU academics based in Port Moresby, teaching courses in the University of Papua New Guinea’s School of Business and Public Policy under the ANU-UPNG Partnership. Her PhD thesis looked at the uptake and use of mobile phones during the earliest days of mobile phone adoption in PNG.

Dr. Watson has also taught at Divine Word University, Macquarie University, Queensland University of Technology and TAFE NSW.

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