Dr Caroline Wilson-Barnao


School of Communication and Arts
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


Caroline Wilson-Barnao is a lecturer in the School of Communication and Arts at the University of Queensland. Her research examines the impacts of algorithmic technology on cultural institutions, with a focus on the impacts of digital media platforms on museums. She is the author of ‘Museums as Platforms?” which was released in late 2021 and has authored a range of related articles including “The quantified and customised museum: measuring, matching and aggregating audiences” (2020), “The logic of platforms: how on demand museums are adapting in the digital era” (2018) “How algorithmic cultural recommendation influence the marketing of cultural collections (2017) and “The personalisation of publicity in the museum” (2016). Caroline is currently a member of the Digital Cultures and Society group and the Australian Research Node.

Research Interests

  • Cultural policy
  • Museums
  • Social Media
  • Cultural access
  • Born digital collecting
  • Rapid responce collecting
  • Human in the loop
  • Gender studies
  • Culture industries


  • PhD, The University of Queensland
  • Master of Public Relations, Bond University
  • Bachelor of Creative Arts, The University of Queensland


View all Publications


  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

View all Supervision



Book Chapter

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors: