For over two decades, Jason Ensor has worked at the forefront of online technologies, developing world-class digital transformation projects, programs and strategies that apply leading-edge technologies and practices to the digital assembly and digital delivery of scholarly research and resources. With expertise in digital humanities research and public-facing digital engagement — and extensive experience in the full consulting lifecycle of digital business development, project delivery and service management — Jason has built a reputation for co-creating, supporting and fostering the innovative use of digital technology within higher education contexts as both a method of inquiry and a means of dissemination.
A highly productive professional and scholar, Jason is ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) Foundations certified, PRINCE2 (Projects in Controlled Environments) Foundations and Practitioner accredited, Management of Risk Foundations and Practitioner certified, and Managing Successful Programmes Foundations accredited. He is a 2018 graduate of the Western Sydney University Inspire Leadership program and a 2019 Mentor for the Western Sydney University Professional Mentoring program. He holds a Doctorate in Communication Studies plus a Masters and a Postgraduate Diploma in Australian Studies, and a Bachelors in Communication and Cultural Studies. He is an experienced business professional in online software development, data science, digital scholarship and print / digital publishing. With a deep practical and theoretical knowledge of digital trends, information architecture and data practices in higher education, Jason is also a distinguished educator and speaker who has presented regularly in national and international forums.
In 2017-2018, Jason was Visiting Professor in Digital Humanities at the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab, University of Victoria, Canada, and Visiting Researcher at the Institute for Historical, Literary and Cultural Studies, Radboud University, The Netherlands. In 2018, as an Australian book historian, he convened the 26th conference for the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing, an international scholarly event held for the first time in Australia. Jason is currently Manager, Engagement Strategy & Scholarly Communications, at Western Sydney University Library where he provides senior-level advice to the planning, development and delivery of quality digital services in support of the University’s teaching and research programs across eight campus libraries.