In the next CPOW HDR meet-up, Professor Vanessa Cooper (RMIT) will discuss how to participate in and get the most from your participation in academic conferences.
Vanessa’s research in information systems examines the impact of technology in complex contexts such as environmental sustainability, emergency management and the future of work. Vanessa’s research has attracted over AUD $1M in funding, has been published in leading information systems outlets and won multiple awards including best paper awards at international conferences and from the Australian Computer Society. As part of the Green IS research cluster within the Centre for People, Organisation and Work (CPOW) she partnered with colleagues and industry to develop the first model to measure the “G-readiness” of organisations which has been adopted in global benchmarks of sustainable ICT capabilities. Vanessa has also applied an analytical approach to connect information systems and knowledge management to a cross-disciplinary research program in emergency management. This body of work has resulted in a series of research publications for the Bushfire CRC, Emergency Management Victoria and Country Fire Authority. Vanessa currently co-leads the “Digital Work and Society” research program in CPOW where she is focusing on topics such as how technology shapes flexible, remote and distanced work (e.g. co-working hubs) and the impact of technology on the information behaviours of workers (e.g. disclosure of information on social media).
CPOW HDR meet-ups are designed to foster community and ongoing collegial support for HDR students affiliated with CPOW. Our aim is to create an informal and conversational space where HDR students are comfortable to explore the topic of focus and ask questions.