Dr Amber Marshall is a Lecturer in Management at Griffith University and is recognised nationally as a thought leader in rural digital inclusion. Drawing on management and communication sciences, she employs qualitative approaches to investigate how individuals, organisations, and communities become digitally connected and adopt digital technologies. Her research interests include digital AgTech and data, digital inclusion ecosystems, remote telecommunications infrastructure, and digital skills and capability development. Aside from her focus on rural communities, Amber’s work takes in other groups with significant digital inclusion challenges, such as low-income families, people living with a disability, and Indigenous communities.
Amber has published in top journals, presented her work at national and international conferences, produced many high-quality industry/policy-focused reports, and developed several evidence-based resources for use by front-line agencies. She has attracted substantial government and commercial research funding through her extensive network of partner organisations in Australia. Amber has worked with the Queensland Government on several digital inclusion projects in recent years including evaluating digital inclusion programs with the State Library of Queensland; measuring and developing digital skills with the Department of Housing and Public Works; and as a current member of the Building Digital Equity in Queensland Network.