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Personal profile


I have over 20 years’ international experience in business technology and communication, project management and team leadership. I have led major financial communication projects – often reporting to CEO level – including initial public offerings, company launches and mergers & acquisitions for media and technology giants including AT&T Wireless, Bell Canada, Deutsche Telekom, Korea Telecom and Telecom Italia.

Research Interests

I have served as a Principal Investigator or Senior Researcher on major projects worth over AUD 5 million in research income with partners including Intel Labs, UNESCO and Commonwealth of Learning.

I have authored or co-authored over 40 peer-reviewed articles. My chapters have been published by MIT Press, Springer and Wiley-Blackwell. 

Teaching Responsibilities

My research and teaching encompass digital transformation; entrepreneurship; management of technology and innovation; and ICT for development.

Module Coordinator, M31217 Digital Strategy & Leadership.

Course co-Leader, BSc Hons Project Management Degree Apprenticeship.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

MBA, Higher Education Management, University College London


Award Date: 1 Nov 2014

Ph.D., Computing Sciences, University of Technology Sydney


Award Date: 1 Mar 2011

MSc, Human-Computer Interaction, University College London


Award Date: 1 Nov 2000

External positions

Head, Centre of Digital Excellence; Associate Professor in Communication, Royal Melbourne Institite of Technology


Head of Department, Communication; Associate Professor in Communication, Royal Melbourne Institite of Technology


Director, News and Media Research Centre; Associate Professor in Communication, University of Canberra


Director International, Western Sydney University


Associate Dean International (acting); Senior Lecturer in Digital Media, Swinburne University of Technology


Senior Lecturer in Communication Design, Queensland University of Technology


Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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