Dr Amanda Lawrence is Research Fellow, Open Knowledge Systems, School of Media and Communications and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society (ADM+S).
Dr Amanda Lawrence is an Australian researcher and librarian specialising in open knowledge systems, research communication and publishing in the public interest. Her interests include open access and alternative publishing systems, Wikipedia and the Wikimedia ecosystem, public knowledge infrastructure, knowledge commons and libraries. She has extensive experience in running online platforms and cultural projects including Director of Analysis & Policy Observatory (apo.org.au), an award-winning public policy digital library, where she secured a number of ARC LIEF grants and worked with many partner organisations in education and public policy. She also developed online platforms for the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation and the CRC for Low Carbon Living. Other roles include Literature Program Manager at the Asialink Centre, University of Melbourne, and at Writers Victoria. Amanda has published journal articles, reports and briefings and presented widely in Australia and internationally. Amanda is also a Senior Associate at Outside Opinion and President of Wikimedia Australia (2022-).
View Amanda's other profiles:
- Lawrence, Amanda, 2022, 'Research use and publishing diversity: The role of organisation research publishing for policy and practice', Australian Journal of Public Administration, https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12563
- Lawrence, Amanda, 2022, 'From Pamphlets to PDFs: The Shadow Histories of Research Publishing', Pop! Public. Open. Participatory, https://doi.org/10.54590/pop.2022.006
- PhD, Media and Communications, RMIT University
- Grad Dip, Library and Information Management, RMIT University
- Arts Degree with Honours, (English and Social Theory) University of Melbourne
- Reliable sources and public policy issues: understanding multisector organisations as sources on Wikipedia and Wikidata. Funded by: Wikimedia Foundation Research Fund from (2023 to 2024)