• Dr Guy Healy
  • Research Assistant (Alum)
  • QUT

Dr Guy Healy provides research assistance to investigators on projects in the Connected Child program. Guy brings to the Centre experience working as a Research Assistant on a range of digital media research projects, including Valuing the Web-Series: Economic, Industrial, Cultural and Social Value, an ARC Linkage project led by University of Wollongong and QUT. He hopes to support the vision of the Centre to positively impact policy makers, technology companies, content providers, educators and parents/care-givers, to imagine and implement a better children’s Internet.

Guy was a nominee for the 2020 QUT Creative Industries Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award for his project Australian YouTubers: A deep dive among the disruptors. Guy’s forthcoming book Production of Global Web-Series in a Digital Age for the Routledge Research in the Creative and Cultural Industries series will be published in 2022.

Earliest digital memory
An odd square box on a table at school connected to a couple of cords which high achieving peers would gather around and play with at lunch. But it didn’t shape my life until I started work as a bush reporter and we would be sent press statements by ministers as faxes, and later have our stories digitised for transmission to press outlets interstate in the early 1990s.