QualificationUniversity/InstitutionYear of Completion
B.A Internet StudiesCurtin University2009
B.A HonorsCurtin UniversityWaived 2010 based on academic achievement (B A Internet Studies) and Business Experience.
M Phil Media & Comm.Curtin UniversityStarted mid 2011 - Converted to PhD 22/2/2012
PhDCurtin University2016.

Scholarships and Awards*

Curtin HDR Publication Scholarship 2017
ANZCA (2016) Sponsorship to present at conference in Newcastle Australia2016
Postgraduate Academic Scholarship (APA)Duration
Curtin University Postgraduate Scholarship (CUPS)Duration
AoIR-14 (2013) Sponsorship to present at conference in Denver Colorado2013
Humanities Conference 13 (2013) Sponsorship to present at conference in Perth. Australia2013
Humanities Conference 12 (2012) Sponsorship to present at conference in Perth. Australia2012

* these are academic merit based awards and separate to any funding or grants received. 

About Diane

Diane Spencer-Scarr uses a second order cybernetic approach to develop an understanding of the complex relationship between human and digital networked technology, which she refers to as digital-engagement. Digital-engagement explores the relationship between the individual (particularly personality and decision-making) and digital networked technologies in order to understand why some individuals successfully manage their digital-engagement and others are disadvantaged.

Starting her career from an artistic and educational background Diane moved into IT becoming a partner in a consulting business involved in various aspects of information technology including scoping and implementing information technology projects and liaising between stakeholders to deliver IT solutions. Diane’s cyber entrepreneurial activities led to the launch of a number of online businesses. Diane has served as an editor for academic journals, authored academic papers, contributed book chapters, and is an accomplished speaker and workshop facilitator.

Mensa NSW supported Diane’s research into improving organization participation through the utilization of technology to enhance face-to-face interactions between participants. Preliminary results were reported at the Mensa International conferences in the USA and Europe (2013).

Career Highlights

Beyond the written word

Creativity fuels the spirit which drives the passions of the mind. Unleashing the creative energy within allows Diane to express herself when words can not.