Melissa Ellen-Dowling

Dr Melissa-Ellen Dowling received her PhD from the University of Adelaide in 2020 and works as a Senior Lecturer in the Jeff Bleich Centre for Digital Technology, Security and Governance at Flinders University. Her research coalesces around the theme of democratic resilience, within which she studies challenges to democracy including ideological extremism, disinformation, and foreign interference. Melissa is particularly interested in exploring the digital communication of extremist ideas. Her research appears in journals such as Information, Communication & Society, Policy and Society, the Journal of Cyber Policy, the Australian Journal of Political Science, and the Australian Journal of International Affairs.