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I am a sociotechnical analyst; a researcher and consultant who applies interdisciplinary expertise to understanding how people experience the technical, social and material world.  I apply systems thinking to exploring the 'big picture', as well as the importance of lived experience in research and design—both for organisations and for consumers.

My qualifications include: PhD, Bachelor of Education, Graduate Diploma in Media Studies, and Masters in Information Management and Systems. These studies have supported a career that has spanned: health, education, media and performing arts, knowledge and information management and design.

Education/Academic qualification


Information & Knowledge Management, Master of Information and Systems, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Media Studies, Graduate Diploma in Media Studies, Deakin University

Bachelor of Education (Secondary), The University of Melbourne

External positions

Research Consultant - eScholarship Research Centre, The University of Melbourne

1 Oct 2018 → …

Researcher - Digital Ethnography Research Centre, RMIT University

1 Feb 201731 Dec 2018

Digital Archivist: RMIT Design Archives, RMIT University

Sep 2016Dec 2016


  • Second generation grounded theory
  • Ethnography
  • Social informatics
  • Person-centred record
  • Archival Science
  • Social constructionism
  • Personal archvies
  • Interdisciplinary Research

Projects 2011 2013

Activities 2011 2017

  • 1 Peer review responsibility
  • 1 Membership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board
  • 1 Consultancy

City of Melbourne (External organisation)

Shanti Sumartojo (Member), Joanne Mihelcic (Member), Nicholas Walton Healey (Member), Bianca Vallentine (Member), Sarah Pink (Member)

Activity: Industry, Government and Philanthropy Engagement and PartnershipsConsultancy

Australasian Journal on Ageing (Journal)

Joanne Mihelcic (Peer reviewer)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

Australian Association of Gerontology (External organisation)

Joanne Mihelcic (Member)
2011 → …

Activity: Industry, Government and Philanthropy Engagement and PartnershipsMembership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board