Politics, the press and the public: Using social media to impact policy.

Year: 2019

Author: Roy, David

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

Social media has transformed the way researchers can collect data, interact and engage with both those inside and outside the academy. This paper presents how social media was utilised to collect research and present it to politicians and the media leading to a State Parliamentary Inquiry into education.

Through using different social media outlets for particular purposes, and linking to broadcast media, enabled researchers to impact education systems and lead changes based upon the Inquiry recommendations; whilst successfully adapting the terms of reference for a Royal Commission; and developing national and international collegial research relationships.