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Research interests

Associate Professor Joanne Evans is an archival and recordkeeping researcher and educator in the Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University. She is currently Director of Graduate Research for the Department of Human Centred Computing, and as a member of Digital Equity co-ordinates the Records Continuum Research Group. Through an ARC Future Fellowship (2015-18), Connecting the Disconnected: Co-designing Integrated and Inclusive Recordkeeping and Archival Networks, she has established the interdisciplinary Archives and the Rights of the Child Research Program to address the lifelong identity, memory and accountability needs of childhood out of home care. This involves the exploration of participatory design and research strategies to develop dynamic evidence and memory management frameworks, processes and systems supportive of multiple rights in records and recordkeeping.


Joanne undertook her PhD at Monash as part of the Australian Research Council Linkage funded Clever Recordkeeping Metadata Project (2003-2006)and received a Vice Chancellors Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence for her thesis, Building Capacities for Sustainable Recordkeeping Metadata Interoperability. Prior to her Monash appointment Joanne had many years of experience in archival systems development at the eScholarship Research Centre and its predecessors at the University of Melbourne, with the technologies she was involved in designing and developing deployed into a number of research projects, as well as being utilised in small archives settings.

Monash teaching commitment

Dr Joanne Evans has experience as a Lecturer and Chief Examiner for the following units in the Faculty of IT:

  • FIT2074 Technology,information and organisations
  • FIT3072/FIT5107 Managing business records
  • FIT3121/FIT5087 Archival systems
  • FIT5104 IKM Professional practice
  • FIT5107 Recordkeeping Informatics
  • FIT5088 Information and Knowledge Management Systems
  • FIT5205 Data in Society



Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Tertiary Education, Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, Monash University

Award Date: 18 Oct 2012

Archives and Recordkeeping, Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University

Award Date: 11 Oct 2007

Information Technology, Graduate Diploma in Software Development, RMIT University

Award Date: 19 Dec 2001

Information Management, Graduate Diploma in Information Services, RMIT University

Award Date: 10 Mar 1995

Chemistry, Bachelor of Science with Honours, Australian National University (ANU)

Award Date: 15 Apr 1988

Research area keywords

  • Archival systems
  • Community archives
  • Cultural informatics
  • Participatory design
  • Recordkeeping informatics
  • Recordkeeping metadata
  • Records continuum

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