Debbie Gonzalez Canada

Debbie is a PhD Candidate researching participation in digital citizen science in the School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences. She is part of The Waterway Ecosystem Research Group and a tutor for AI, Ethics and the Law. She investigates how digital technologies (such as smartphones) shape social experiences and practices of environmental monitoring participants. The focus of the research project is on participants’ social connections, nature connection and knowledge production. Debbie has a background in communication and cultural studies, and she is engaging with STS, digital sociology and digital ethnography. She learns through conversations, so you, abstract reader on the other side of the screen, are most welcome to reach out to her for a chat.

Supervisors: Dr Stephanie Lavau and Professor Kathryn Williams

More information at: LinkedIn | Research Gate | Melbourne Waterway Research-Practice Partnership

Contact: gonzalezd [at]

Debbie Gonzalez Canada

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we work and pay respects to elders – past, present and emerging. We aim to work together with Traditional Custodians to develop solutions to environmental problems in genuine partnership, respecting and appreciating their knowledge, culture, history and world views.