Alex Burns is a Research Funding and Development Manager in the Office for Research at Australia’s Victoria University. He is also a part-time PhD Candidate in Monash University’s School of Political and Social Inquiry.
Since April 2007, Burns has worked in university administration at Swinburne University and Victoria University. In 2003-07 he was a senior researcher with the Smart Internet Technology CRC research consortium and coauthor of the Smart Internet 2010 research report (2005). He edited the Disinformation website in two editorial stints (1999-2002 and 2003-08).
He has been published in Contemporary Security Policy, Media International Australia, Journal of Futures Studies, M/C, Desktop, Internet.au, 21C, REVelation and other journals / magazines.
He holds Masters qualifications from Monash University and Swinburne University, and a Bachelors from La Trobe University.