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Abbas, Roba Dr.

Lecturer

  • Discipline: Operations
  • School of Management, Operations and Marketing

Overview


Dr Roba Abbas is a Lecturer, Subject Coordinator and Researcher in the School of Management, Operations and Marketing (SMOM) at the University of Wollongong, and is the Associate Editor for the IEEE Technology and Society Magazine. She completed her Australian Research Council (ARC)-funded Doctor of Philosophy on the topic of Location-Based Services Regulation in 2012, earning special commendations for her thesis titled Location-Based Services Regulation in Australia: A Socio-Technical Approach.

She also graduated with first class Honours and Distinction in Information and Communication Technology (majoring in Business Information Systems) from the University of Wollongong Australia in 2006, earning a place on the Faculty of Informatics Dean's Merit List.‚Äč

Dr Abbas is a multidisciplinary researcher who is interested in the adoption and application of socio-technical and other organisational/systems theories to investigate the impact of emerging technologies on organisations and society.

Research Overview


  • Roba has a strong research interest in the following:

    • Socio-technical systems
    • Socio-technical theory
    • Emerging technologies
    • Co-design and stakeholder engagement
    • Socio-ethics
    • Regulation
    • Location-based services
    • Social media and networking

Available for Collaborative Projects

Selected Publications


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy "Surveil and Subjugate": China, Xinjiang and the Security-Technology Nexus Trauth-Goik, Alex
    Doctor of Philosophy The Socioethical Implications Of Body Worn Computers: An Ethnographic Study Hayes, Alexander

Education And Training


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Location-Based Services, University of Wollongong, Faculty of Informatics, Location-Based Services Regulation in Australia: A Socio-Technical Approach 2009 - 2012
  • Bachelor of Information Technology and Communication (Honors Class 1) in Business Information Systems, University of Wollongong, Faculty of Informatics 2003 - 2006

Keywords


  • Information Technology, Location-Based Services, Geographic Information Systems, Socio-Technical Systems and Theory, Regulation, Policy, Socio-Ethics, Privacy and Security, Social Media and Networking, Emerging technologies, Information Architecture, Web Development

Full Name


  • Dr Roba Abbas

Mailing Address


  • School of Management, Operations and Marketing (40.134)

    University of Wollongong

    Northfields Ave, Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Research Overview


  • Roba has a strong research interest in the following:

    • Socio-technical systems
    • Socio-technical theory
    • Emerging technologies
    • Co-design and stakeholder engagement
    • Socio-ethics
    • Regulation
    • Location-based services
    • Social media and networking

Selected Publications


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy "Surveil and Subjugate": China, Xinjiang and the Security-Technology Nexus Trauth-Goik, Alex
    Doctor of Philosophy The Socioethical Implications Of Body Worn Computers: An Ethnographic Study Hayes, Alexander

Education And Training


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Location-Based Services, University of Wollongong, Faculty of Informatics, Location-Based Services Regulation in Australia: A Socio-Technical Approach 2009 - 2012
  • Bachelor of Information Technology and Communication (Honors Class 1) in Business Information Systems, University of Wollongong, Faculty of Informatics 2003 - 2006

Keywords


  • Information Technology, Location-Based Services, Geographic Information Systems, Socio-Technical Systems and Theory, Regulation, Policy, Socio-Ethics, Privacy and Security, Social Media and Networking, Emerging technologies, Information Architecture, Web Development

Full Name


  • Dr Roba Abbas

Mailing Address


  • School of Management, Operations and Marketing (40.134)

    University of Wollongong

    Northfields Ave, Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Geographic Focus