Digital social media use
Sociology of youth
Gender and sexuality
Digital research methods
Brady's research explores how young people use and thus produce digital social media, such as Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Snapchat. He also studies social media use among particular groups (LGBTIQ+ people, high school students, and tourists) and is interested in research methods involving social media (‘scrolling back’ with research participants, friending participants, and incorporating visual media into qualitative analysis).Read more about Brady Robards's research
Brady Robards's Articles
Episode 18: Until We Tweet Again
This episode features all the best tips and guidance from our experts about how to help young people manage their social media use for mental health and wellbeing.
Where sex and racism collide
Grindr is deleting its "ethnicity filter" in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, but although digital apps are spaces for connection, online dating platforms often provide a safe space for racist attitudes.
Episode 17: People You May Know
In this episode Dr Susan Carland finds out how Monash experts are harnessing the strengths of social media platforms to make a positive impact on mental health.
Online cause, offline effect
Social media and the online space have become a critical part of activism, used as a tool to recruit and organise people around common causes.
Counting the COVID-19 social cost
During this time of massive social upheaval, Monash sociologists explore how various community groups are faring.
The enduring significance of Pride
Melbourne's Midsumma Pride march was a reason to celebrate and reflect, but also showed there's much more to be done in and for the LGBTQIA+ community.