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Biography

Joanne Mihelcic (Research Fellow, People, Culture and Cyber Security, Monash University) is a sociotechnical analyst, researcher and consultant who applies interdisciplinary expertise to the study of technology, human experience, culture and behaviour.  Her extensive professional experience in large organisational contexts and change projects enables her to apply systems thinking and rich ethnographic approaches to exploring the 'big picture', as well as the lived experience.

Joanne’s research contributes new understandings of safety in digital environments and cyber security to a range of community, organisational and national contexts. Her current portfolio includes:

The UePSiDE Project: An ethnographic approach to Understanding Experiences and Perceptions of Safety in Digital Environments.

People, culture and cyber Security: Analysis of focus group data collected as part of a review of national cybersecurity in the Pacific region.

Consulting and advisory roles in interdisciplinary industry and research projects.

Design and conduct of qualitative research implementing range of methodologies and human-centred design.

Technology and ageing: Joanne has been a member of the Victorian Executive Committee of the Australian Association of Gerontology since 2013 and is the working group lead for Ageing and Technology.

Joanne’s 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: cyber security, knowledge and information management, health, education, media, performing arts and design.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, MONASH UNIVERSITY

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

Media Studies, Graduate Diploma in Media Studies, Deakin University

Bachelor of Education (Secondary), University of Melbourne

External positions

Research Consultant - eScholarship Research Centre, 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

Research area keywords

  • Safety and Cyber Security
  • Ethnography
  • Ageing and Technology
  • Person-centred record
  • Culture and behaviour Change
  • Aged Care
  • Personal archvies
  • Interdisciplinary Research
  • Social informatics
  • Second generation grounded theory
  • Social constructionism
  • Archival Science

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)
2017

Activity: Industry, Government and Philanthropy Engagement and PartnershipsConsultancy

Australasian Journal on Ageing (Journal)

Joanne Mihelcic (Peer reviewer)
20152017

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