Dr Katie Ellis is a senior research fellow in the Department of Internet Studies at Curtin University. She commenced a prestigious Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award, studying disability and digital television, in 2013.
She has previously worked with people with disabilities in the community, government, and in academia and has published widely in the area of disability, television, and digital and networked media, extending across both issues of representation and active possibilities for social inclusion.
She has published five books on the topic and is series editor of Routledge Research in Disability and Media Studies.
Her current projects include co-editing The Routledge Companion to Disability and Media with Gerard Goggin and Beth Haller, and Disability and Social Media: Global Perspectives (Ashgate) with Mike Kent.