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Associate Professor Marta Poblet Balcell

Position: Associate Professor
College / Portfolio: Business
School / Department: Graduate School of Business and Law
Campus: Melbourne City Campus
Contact me about: Research supervision

Research interests

  • Law and technology
  • Conflict management
  • Mobile technologies
  • Crisis mapping
  • Social media
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Ethics
  • 2002 Ph.D. Stanford University (Stanford Law School, J.S.D.)
  • 2000 Master Stanford University (Master Program in International Legal Studies)
  • 1994 GradDip Political Sciences and Sociology, Autonomous University of Barcelona
  • 1992 GradDip Law, University of Barcelona

Memberships and Associations

  • 2011 United Nations Online Volunteer
  • 2011 Scientific Advisory Board, Springer Series on Law, Technology and Governance
  • 2010 Standby Task Force
  • 2010 Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research Network
  • 2010 International Network of Crisis Mappers
  • 2010 Scientific Board of the Catalan Journal of Intellectual History
  • 2010 Editorial Board of the IDT Series on Law and Technology
  • 2003 Editorial Board of IDP: Internet, Derecho y Política
  • 2001 Former Editorial Board Member of the Stanford Journal of International Law


  • 2011-13 Director of the UAB Institute of Law and Technology (Barcelona, Spain)
  • 2012 Visiting researcher, Victoria University, Faculty of Business and Law
  • 2012- Professor at the Erasmus Mundus Intl. Doctorate in Law, Science and Technology
  • 2012- Media Monitoring coordinator, Standby Task Force
  • 2011- Project Evaluator for the Belgian Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS)
  • 2007 Project Evaluator for the EU 7th Framework Program (Social Sciences Panel)
  • 2004- Lecturer in Conflict Resolution and Peace Building, Open University of Catalonia

Honors and awards

  • 2012 Successful Innovation at the Innovating Justice Awards
  • 2011 United Nations Online Volunteering Award
  • 2011 International Association for Emergency Management Global Competition
  • 2007 ICREA Junior Researcher Fellowship
  • 2006 Advanced Research Award, Catalan Agency for the Quality of Research
  • 2001 Stanford Center of International Conflict and Negotiation Fellowship
  • 2000 Gerald J. Lieberman Fellowship1999 Fulbright Scholarship
  • 1997 Finalist, Catalan Association of Sociology Prize

View more outputs from this academic in the RMIT Research Repository

Note: Supervision projects since 2004

1 Professional Doctorate Completions
3 PhD Current Supervisions and 1 Masters by Research Current Supervisions

Law and technology, Conflict management, Crisis and disaster management, Crowd-sourcing, Ethics (related to these aspects)

  • Building resilience and inclusion amongst vulnerable populations through social media. Funded by: National Disaster Resilience Grant 2017 from (2017 to 2018)