The Research Team

Tinonee Pym is a research associate on the Aus Queer Screen project, and a PhD candidate at Swinburne University researching in gender, sexuality and digital cultures. Tinonee is a co-author of ‘Not your unicorn: trans dating app users’ negotiations of personal safety and sexual health‘ in Health Sociology Review (2021), ‘ ‘I still want to know they’re not terrible people’: Negotiating ‘queer community’ on dating apps in the International Journal of Cultural Studies (2020), and ‘Hooking up with friends: LGBTQ+ young people, dating apps, friendship and safety’ in Media, Culture and Society (2020) among many project reports and presentations.

Dr Duc Dau is research fellow on the Aus Queer Screen project.  Duc is the author of Touching God: Hopkins and Love (2013) and editor of Queer Victorian Families: Curious Relations in Literature (2015). Duc was the recipient of an Australian Research Council Discovery Eary Career Research Award (ARC DECRA 2013-16) and is also a specialist in improving diversity systems and policy in higher education including as the lead author of a 70pp research report about LGBT student experiences in higher education–the first of its kind in Australia.

Professor Rob Cover is Professor of Digital Communication at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, and chief investigator on the Aus Queer Screen project. He leads a number of major funded research projects on young people, health and wellbeing, and on digital cultures in the context of social identities, young people, suicide prevention and resilience. His recent books include: Queer Youth Suicide, Culture and Identity: Unliveable Lives? (2012), Vulnerability and Exposure: Footballer Scandals, Masculinity and Ethics (2015), Digital Identities: Creating and Communicating the Online Self (2016) and Emergent Identities: New Sexualities, Gender and Relationships in a Digital Era (2019),  Flirting in the Era of #MeToo: Negotiating Intimacies (with A Bartlett and K Clarke; Palgrave 2019), and Population, Mobility and Belonging (2020). He is a co-editor of the anthology Youth, Sexuality and Sexual Citizenship (2019).