Raissi, M. and R. Ackland (2021). "Important relationships in a multilevel world: The role of network structure in explaining closeness of relationships and access to resources in later life," Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 38(9), pp. 2442-2464. Published online 20 April 2021. https://doi.org/10.1177/02654075211009311
Halpin, D., Fraussen, B. and R. Ackland (2021). "Which Audiences Engage With Advocacy Groups on Twitter? Explaining the Online Engagement of Elite, Peer, and Mass Audiences With Advocacy Groups," Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 50(4), pp. 697–728. Published online 21 December 2020. https://doi.org/10.1177/0899764020979818
Rob Ackland gave a keynote presentation: "Deliberation and Influence on Social Media: Insights from Network Analysis" at the RMIT University workshop "Practical Applications of Network Science 2021", 22 February 2021.
Rob Ackland was interviewed by Professor Noshi Contractor on Networks on the Web with Robert Ackland (Episode 14) [Audio Podcast episode]. The Untangling the Web podcast series was organised and hosted by the SONIC research centre at Northwestern University, on behalf of the Web Science Trust. 24 March 2021.
Volkswagen Foundation grant (in AI and the Society of the Future stream) for "Bots Building Bridges (3B): Theoretical, Empirical, and Technological Foundations for Systems that Monitor and Support Political Deliberation Online" (P. Cimiano (Universität Bielefeld), F. Muhle (Universität Bielefeld), O. Putz (Universität Bielefeld), B. Schiffhauer (Katholische Hochschule Nordrhein-Westfalen), E. Esposito (Universität Bielefeld), R. Ackland (ANU), U. Seelmeyer (Fachhochschule Bielefeld), T. Veale (University College Dublin); 2021-2025.
5-7 July 2021 - "Big Data Analysis for Social Scientists" 3-day course held at the 2021 ACSPRI Winter Program, online (R. Ackland) (ACSPRI page) (course page).
8-10 February 2021 - "Big Data Analysis for Social Scientists" 3-day course held at the 2021 ACSPRI Summer Program, online (R. Ackland) (ACSPRI page) (course page).
19 February - Rob Ackland gave an interview on the Australian Government Mandatory Media Bargaining Code on the Pakistan Indus News program Scope, with host Waqar Rizvi. Episode (via YouTube).
9 March - Rob Ackland gave an interview on the Australian Government Mandatory Media Bargaining Code on the Hong Kong International Business Channel. Episode (via Facebook).