Danielle Hynes


Danielle Hynes is an engaged social researcher with a background in media and cultural studies, and urban studies. She is particularly interested in how ubiquitous datafication is impacting urban life, and the justice implications of this. As a post-doctoral researcher on the ERC funded project, Data Stories, Danielle is working alongside the team, artists and various organisations who hold planning, property and housing data in order to focus critical attention on the underlying evidence base for planning and property activity.

Danielle's doctoral research explored social justice in cities, and how imaginaries of the city are shaping the present and future of non-market housing, analysing the widespread influence of neoliberalism on the Australian social housing (for both residents and the structure of social housing) and identifying more just possibilities.

Danielle has co-authored academic journal articles on topics including algorithmic governance, data justice and refusal, housing and poverty, and smart policy in regional and rural Australia. She co-led the UNSW Allens Hub Data Justice Research network throughout 2021 and 2022 and is an affiliate member of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision Making and Society.