Ellen Strickland
for the Access and Diversity stream

Ellen Strickland is a researcher and practitioner with a passion for understanding the relationship between ICTs and society.  She is a Board Member and current Secretary of the Pacific Islands chapter of the Internet Society (PICISOC).

Ellen has been an advisor, consultant and now academic in the area of communications, with a special interest in the Internet and ICTs, since 2000. She has worked with governments, higher education and civil society in New Zealand, the Pacific Island region, Australia and the UK.

Ellen is aligned as a researcher with the Centre for Communication and Social Change at the University of Queensland, finalising a doctoral research project on ICT policy formation, and she is currently tutoring at the Department of TV, Film and Media Studies at the University of Auckland.