Amanda Lawrence

Researcher and librarian specialising in research publishing and communication, digital collections, open knowledge and public policy. Based in Melbourne Australia

Currently working as Research Fellow, Open Knowledge Systems, School of Media and Communications, RMIT University and at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making + Society (ADM+S) in Melbourne, Australia.


From July 2021 - July 2022 I have been in a paid position as Wikimedian in Residence, one day a week, working with researchers and partners at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society. The role has focussed on improving content coverage on the research areas of the centre, looking at data and technology collaborations, providing training and seminars and engaging researchers and partners in Wikimedia projects and platforms.


Wikimedia activity


  • 1Lib1Ref May 2022
  • Presentation on WReN at Wikimania 2022

First nations edit-a-thon, Online, 10 July 2021
Wiki Wednesday edit-a-thon, Online, 16 June 2021
Art and Feminism edit-a-thon, Richmond Library, 6 March 2021
1Lib1Ref May 2021
Attending regular ESEAP Meetings

Wikimedia Foundation Strategic Planning session, 21 November 2020

Wikicite 2020 Virtual Conference - presentation, 27 October 2020

Art and feminism edit-a-thon NGV March 2020 Melbourne

WikiCite Workshop Melbourne, RMIT University, (VIC) Wednesday 9 October 2019
Earlier events
VALA Conference Wikidata workshop with Andy Mabbett (User:Pigsonthewing)

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