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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 Co-Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Technology and Society. 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.​

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 (Integrated) Cloud Computing Data Breached: Socio- Technical Replications and Dilemma Kolevski, David

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 (Integrated) Cloud Computing Data Breached: Socio- Technical Replications and Dilemma Kolevski, David

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