Founder of Living Connected
I am a Professor of Information Systems (IS) in the Australian Health Services Research Institute at the University of Wollongong, I consult, research and publish extensively in IS and related areas of Knowledge Management and Human Computer Interaction while managing a Usability Laboratory at the university. Using frameworks based on Complex and Activity Theories, my research falls into two themes: the Grey and the Green. My Grey projects investigate the use of IT by the elderly for their social wellbeing. My ‘Green’ theme takes a holistic approach to IS support for sustainable development. I lead national and international special interest groups on Green IS. I have received the University Award for Research Student Supervisor of the Year (2012) and for Interdisciplinary Research Excellence (2015).
My latest venture is the creation of a startup social business, Living Connected, within the iAccelerate business incubator on the Innovation Campus of the University of Wollongong. Based on four years of research, Living Connected provides a service to assist older people to use computers to remain connected and engaged.