The aim of this study is to explore the role of Australian Public Libraries and their support services for newly settled refugees.
Digital Work & Society
The Digital Work & Society theme examines the opportunities and challenges afforded by digital transformation in workplace settings. Our interests include: the interaction between digital technology and workers, organisations, industries and the wider society; how technology can create agency and transform work and society; and how technology adds value to workers, organisations, industries and society. We specialise in research that can lead to impact for workers and organisations, as well as communities and society, and inform policy.
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. For example, as part of the Green IT research cluster within the Centre for People, Organisation & Work she partnered with 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 within CPOW. Vanessa’s research has won multiple awards including best paper awards at international conferences and from the Australian Computer Society for environmental sustainability in ICT.
Elizabeth is an interdisciplinary academic interested in digital curation, heritage, political participation and the socio-cultural impact of technology. Before joining RMIT in 2018 she worked as a lecturer/senior lecturer at Robert Gordon University in Scotland and a Research Fellow in the dot.rural Digital Economy Hub at the University of Aberdeen.
She is an active researcher and has worked on large multi-partner projects in areas such as: Cultural Heritage, Transport Policy and Labour Market Studies. She has been a chief or co-investigator on research grants from funding bodies such as Horizon 2020, RCUK, INTERREG, Heritage Lottery Fund and ERDF. Elizabeth collaborates extensively with researchers from other disciplines including Computing Science, Communications and Media and Built Environment Visualisation.
Explaining the Development of Information Security Climate and an Information Security Support Network: A Longitudinal Social Network Analysis
The research team performed the longitudinal social network analysis on six networks, which described six forms of socialisation in the workplace over a three-month period,
The study investigates how organisations and citizens use social media to share information in the context of emergencies. Funding: Emergency Management Victoria Dates: October 2017