I am the Higher Degree Research (HDR) Coordinator for the School of Communication in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS).
I am a transdisciplinary academic in Information, Digital Media Studies, and Communication, with a Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) background, with additional expertise in STEM (IT), HCI, and UX.
My academic teaching and research interests are in the field of Human Learning, Human Information Interaction or Human Information Behaviour (on how humans need, seek, find, organise, and use information, both online and in everyday life) including Digital Social Media. I use qualitative and ethnographic approaches in my research including digital ethnography.
Prior to academia, I have three decades of professional experience in bookstore consultancy, development editing, academic publishing, and library consulting across three continents.
Senior Lecturer , University of Technology Sydney
Lecturer, University of Technology Sydney
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Queensland University of Technology
Associate Lecturer, Queensland University of Technology
University Bookstore Director, Carnegie Mellon University
Assistant Editor, Longman Publishers, New York
University of Technology Sydney, Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (Teaching and Learning)
Queensland University of Technology, Doctor of Philosophy
University of Pittsburgh, Master of Library and Information Science
Columbia Publishing School, Columbia School of Journalism, Columbia University, Post-graduate Diploma in Publishing Procedures (Radcliffe Publishing Course)
Chatham University, Bachelor of Arts (Hons.)
Grants and Contracts
Developing an online cloud-based cyberbullying detection system
ALTC Good Practice Report on Curriculum Renewal
Association of Internet Researchers
Association for Information Science and Technology
Australian Library and Information Association
Association for Library and Information Science Education
Australian Computer Society
Human Information Behaviour (080703)
Computer Human Interaction (080602)
Health Informatics (080702)
Information Retrieval And Web Search (080704)
Library And Information Studies (0807)
Communication Technology And Digital Media Studies (200102)