Lisa Waller is a Professor of Digital Communication at RMIT's School of Media and Communication and is the chief investigator on this project. She brings demonstrated research leadership in Australian journalism and media policy to the project. She also has experience conducting research as part of high-calibre teams on two previous Australian Research Council-funded projects.
Her 20 years of journalism practice underpin a deep understanding of the news industry and strong ties
with country newspaper editors and proprietors from throughout Australia that are crucial to this project.