sophie cockcroft

Senior Lecturer in Information Systems, University of Southern Queensland

Dr Sophie Cockcroft teaches and researches in Information Systems in the school of Management and Enterprise at USQ. Her teaching interests include Business Intelligence and Analytics and Systems Analysis and Design. She has two main themes of research 1. Health Information Systems including adoption and design 2. Business Intelligence (BI) and Analytics Her research to date, within these two areas, has focused on the impact of National culture on the development and use of Information Systems and on attitudes to Information Privacy. More recently, in relation to the BI and analytics stream of research she has been exploring the impact of Big Data on Accounting Practice, and the use of Visualisation in assessing credit risk. Her publications have appeared in the Information and Software Technology, Journal of Global Information Technology Management, Electronic Markets, Australian Accounting review, Accounting and Finance, and Geoinformatica. She is exploring the use of big data in finance, sport, health and other applications. She has previously worked at the University of Queensland, the University of Otago (New Zealand) and City University of Hong Kong.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Information Systems, University of Southern Queensland


  • 1999 
    University of Otago, PhD