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Joel Scanlan

Lecturer / Research Fellow

Room 203C, Arts Building

+61 3 6226 7825 (phone)

joel.scanlan@utas.edu.au

Dr Scanlan is a lecturer in the School of Nursing (College of Health and Medicine) and is also an Educational Designer in Student Experience and an adjunct research fellow in the School of Medicine based at the Sandy Bay campus. His research interests are primarily in cyber security, machine learning and eHealth, however he has experience in the areas of eLogistics and education.

Joel is currently an active researcher on projects relating to maritime cyber security, serious games for mental health, child exploitation prevention and machine learning.

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeTitle of ThesisUniversityCountryAwarded
PhDDynamicWEB: Machine Learning in a Changing WorldUniversity of TasmaniaAustralia2011
BComp (Hons)A Context Aware Attack Detection System across Multiple Gateways in Real-TimeUniversity of TasmaniaAustralia2004

Teaching

Teaching expertise

Joel has taught across a wide range of ICT subject areas, including beginner through to expert levels of programming, web design, database development, web services and software design methodologies. However, Joel’s primary teaching area for the past six years has been cyber security, focusing on cryptography, penetration testing, risk analysis and eforensics.

Joel has taught cohorts of various sizes, from a handful of students to over 650. In the larger cohorts this involved leading team of multiple lecturers across two campuses and a team of up to 14 tutors. In addition to this onshore teaching, Joel has taught into offshore programs including 16 offerings in China (Hangzhou and Shanghai), and 5 offerings in Kuwait.

Till early 2019 Joel had been heavily involved in curriculum design including the current Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology and the Master of Information Technology and Systems. He lead the design of the Cyber Security major within the current Bachelor of ICT. In 2019 he was the program lead on designing the Associate Degree of Equipment Design and Technology which will be offered in 2020 by the University College. He has also consulted on curriculum design relating to cybersecurity undertaken at interstate institutions.

Joel has been awarded several teaching merit certificates and has been nominated for teaching awards on multiple other occasions. He was also been nominated for outstanding level B researcher.

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Fields of Research

  • Computer System Security (080303)
  • Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106)
  • Psychiatry (incl. Psychotherapy) (110319)
  • Mental Health (111714)
  • Pattern Recognition and Data Mining (080109)
  • Vocational Education and Training Curriculum and Pedagogy (130213)
  • Computer Communications Networks (100503)
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management (150309)
  • Causes and Prevention of Crime (160201)
  • Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance) (111711)
  • Natural Language Processing (080107)
  • Image Processing (080106)
  • Information Systems (080699)
  • Decision Support and Group Support Systems (080605)
  • Maritime Engineering (091199)
  • Transport Planning (120506)
  • Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology) (170101)
  • Artificial Life (080102)
  • Information Systems Management (080609)
  • Land Use and Environmental Planning (120504)
  • Database Management (080604)
  • Social and Community Psychology (170113)
  • Urban Analysis and Development (120507)
  • Computer-Human Interaction (080602)
  • Bioinformatics Software (080301)
  • Sensory Processes, Perception and Performance (170112)
  • Data Communications (100504)

Research Objectives

  • Mental Health (920410)
  • Communication Networks and Services (890199)
  • Mental Health Services (920209)
  • International Sea Freight Transport (excl. Live Animal Transport) (880202)
  • Road Safety (880109)
  • Computer Software and Services (890299)
  • Criminal Justice (940403)
  • Application Tools and System Utilities (890202)
  • Mobile Data Networks and Services (890103)
  • Electronic Information Storage and Retrieval Services (890301)
  • Information Processing Services (incl. Data Entry and Capture) (890205)
  • Learner and Learning Achievement (930101)
  • Urban and Industrial Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960812)
  • Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services) (920201)
  • Defence (810199)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales (960501)
  • Education and Training (939999)
  • Wild Caught Rock Lobster (830206)
  • Information and Communication Services (899999)
  • Evaluation of Health Outcomes (920204)
  • Urban Planning (870105)
  • The Media (950204)
  • Film and Video Services (excl. Animation and Computer Generated Imagery) (890402)
  • Crime Prevention (940402)
  • Disability and Functional Capacity (920403)
  • Health (929999)
  • Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences (970117)

Publications

Total publications

36

Journal Article

(14 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2019Ho NTU, Mirowski L, Scanlan JD, 'Developing decision support systems for multiple knowledge domains: a proposed solution', Journal of Computers, 14, (5) pp. 339-348. ISSN 1796-203X (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.17706/jcp.14.5.339-348 [eCite] [Details]

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2019Vo SA, Mirowski L, Scanlan J, Turner P, 'Verifying driver performance for heavy haulage fatigue management', IET Intelligent Transport Systems pp. 1-8. ISSN 1751-956X (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1049/iet-its.2018.5314 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Vo SA; Mirowski L; Turner P

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2019Jeanneret R, Spiranovic C, Eckstein L, McWhirter R, Arstein-Kerslake A, et al., 'Enhancing early detection of cognitive impairment in the criminal justice system: feasibility of a proposed method', Current Issues in Criminal Justice pp. 1-15. ISSN 1034-5329 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/10345329.2018.1556283 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Jeanneret R; Spiranovic C; Eckstein L; McWhirter R; Arstein-Kerslake A; Kirkby K; Vickers JC

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2018Le DV, Montgomery J, Kirkby KC, Scanlan J, 'Risk prediction using natural language processing of electronic mental health records in an Inpatient forensic psychiatry setting', Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 86 pp. 49-58. ISSN 1532-0464 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jbi.2018.08.007 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Le DV; Montgomery J; Kirkby KC

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2018Paton RM, Fluck AE, Scanlan JD, 'Engagement and retention in VET MOOCs and online courses: A systematic review of literature from 2013 to 2017', Computers and Education, 125 pp. 191-201. ISSN 0360-1315 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.compedu.2018.06.013 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Fluck AE

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2018Paton Rachael, Scanlan JD, Fluck A, 'A performance profile of learner completion and retention in Australian VET MOOCs', Journal of Vocational Education and Training pp. 1-19. ISSN 1363-6820 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13636820.2018.1463278 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Fluck A

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2017Matthews AJ, Maunder R, Scanlan JD, Kirkby KC, 'Online computer-aided vicarious exposure for OCD symptoms: A pilot study', Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 54 pp. 25-34. ISSN 0005-7916 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jbtep.2016.06.002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Matthews AJ; Maunder R; Kirkby KC

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2015Spiranovic C, Matthews A, Scanlan J, Kirkby KC, 'Increasing knowledge of mental illness through secondary research of electronic health records: opportunities and challenges', Advances in Mental Health, 14, (4) pp. 14-25. ISSN 1838-7357 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/18387357.2015.1063635 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Spiranovic C; Matthews A; Kirkby KC

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2014Spiranovic C, Matthews A, Scanlan J, Kirkby KC, 'Personally controlled electronic health records in Australia: challenges in communication of mental health information', Advances in Mental Health, 12, (2) pp. 147-154. ISSN 1838-7357 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/18374905.2014.11081892 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

Co-authors: Spiranovic C; Matthews A; Kirkby KC

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2012Matthews AJ, Scanlan JD, Kirkby KC, 'Online exposure treatment for spider fear: the effects of moving versus static images on treatment adherence, fear elicitation and habituation', Behaviour Change, 29, (1) pp. 15-24. ISSN 0813-4839 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/bec.2012.7 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Matthews AJ; Kirkby KC

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2011Matthews AJ, Wong ZH, Scanlan JD, Kirkby KC, 'Online exposure for spider phobia: continuous versus intermittent exposure', Behaviour Change, 28, (3) pp. 143-155. ISSN 0813-4839 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1375/bech.28.3.143 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Matthews AJ; Wong ZH; Kirkby KC

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2010Kirkby KC, Matthews AJ, Scanlan JD, 'Internet Delivered Images for Exposure in Specific Phobia, Design Considerations for Self-directed Therapy', Annual Review of CyberTherapy and Telemedicine, 8 pp. 73-76. ISSN 1554-8716 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3233/978-1-60750-561-7-73 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Kirkby KC; Matthews AJ

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2010Matthews AJ, Scanlan JD, Kirkby KC, 'Online exposure for spider fear: Treatment completion and habituation outcomes', Behaviour Change, 27, (4) pp. 199-211. ISSN 0813-4839 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1375/bech.27.4.199 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Matthews AJ; Kirkby KC

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2008Scanlan JD, Hartnett JS, 'A context aware scan detection system', International Journal of Computer Science and Network Security, 8, (No1, January 2008) EJ ISSN 1738-7906 (2008) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Hartnett JS

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Chapter in Book

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2010Kirkby KC, Matthews A, Scanlan J, 'Internet delivered images for exposure in specific phobia, design consideration for self-directed therapy', Annual Review of Cybertherapy and Telemedicine 2010: Advanced Technologies in Behavioural, Social and Neurosciences, IOS Press, Wiederhold BK, Riva G, Kim SI (ed), Amsterdam, pp. 73-76. ISBN 978-1-60750-560-0 (2010) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Kirkby KC; Matthews A

Conference Publication

(15 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2020Berner G, Hopcraft R, Scanlan J, Lutzhoft MH, Earthy J, 'A Virtual Teams model for supporting maritime technology management', Human Factors 2018 Conference - Proceedings, 26-27 September 2018, London, UK, pp. 1-6. (In Press) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Lutzhoft MH

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2019Scanlan JD, Styles JM, Lyneham D, Lutzhoft MH, 'New Internet Satellite Constellations to Increase Cyber Risk in Ill-Prepared Industries', Proceedings of the 70th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), 21-25 October, Washington D.C, pp. 1-12. (2019) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2018Mirowski L, Scanlan J, 'Mobile application based heavy vehicle fatigue compliance in Australian operations', Proceedings from the 2018 Australasian Database Conference, 23-25 May 2018, Gold Coast, Australia, pp. 303-315. ISSN 0302-9743 (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-92013-9_24 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Mirowski L

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2018Vo SA, Scanlan J, Mirowski L, Turner P, 'An approach of verify heavy vehicle driver fatigue compliance under Australia chain of responsibility', Proceedings from the Future of Information and Communication Conference 2018, 5-6 April 2018, Singapore, pp. 307-314. ISBN 9781538620564 (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Vo SA; Mirowski L; Turner P

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2018Vo SA, Scanlan J, Mirowski L, Turner P, 'Image processing for traceability: a system prototype for the Southern Rock Lobster (SRL) supply chain', Proceedings of DICTA 2018, 10-13 December 2018, Canberra, Australia, pp. 1-8. (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1109/DICTA.2018.8615842 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Vo SA; Mirowski L; Turner P

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2017Berner G, Lutzhoft M, Scanlan J, 'Maritime Cyber Security - Hacking on the High Seas', Proceedings of the 2017 Marine Electrical and Control Systems Safety Conference, 22-23 November 2017, Glasgow, Scotland, pp. 1-7. (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Lutzhoft M

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2010Kirkby KC, Matthews A, Scanlan JD, 'Computer-aided vicarious exposure (CAVE) for obsessive-compulsive disorder, implementation of a non-immersive virtual reality approach', Journal of Cybertherapy and Rehabilitation, 13-15 June, Seoul, Korea, pp. 210-212. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Kirkby KC; Matthews A

2010Kirkby KC, Matthews A, Scanlan JD, 'Internet delivered images for exposure in specific phobia, design considerations for self-directed therapy', Journal of Cyberpsychology and Rehabilitation, 13-15 June, Seoul, Korea, pp. 151-153. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Kirkby KC; Matthews A

2009Scanlan JD, Hartnett JS, Williams RN, 'Machine Learning in a Changing World', AISAT 2009 The 3rd International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence in Science and Technology, 23-24 November 2009, Hobart, Australia EJ ISBN 978-1-86295-550-9 (2009) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Hartnett JS; Williams RN

2008Scanlan JD, Hartnett JS, Williams RN, 'DynamicWEB: A method for reconnaissance activity profiling', Proceedings 2008 International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing with Applications (ISPA-08), 10-12 December 2008, Sydney Australia EJ ISBN 978-0-7695-3471-8 (2008) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Hartnett JS; Williams RN

2008Scanlan JD, Hartnett JS, Williams RN, 'DynamicWEB: Adapting to concept drift and object drift in COBWEB', AI 2008: Advances in Artificial Intelligence 21st Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 1-5 December 2008, Auckland, New Zealand, pp. 454-460. ISBN 3-540-89377-6 (2008) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-89378-3_46 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Hartnett JS; Williams RN

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2006Cook DF, Hartnett JS, Manderson K, Scanlan JD, 'Catching Spam Before it Arrives: Domain Specific Dynamic Blacklists', ACSW frontiers 2006 : Proceedings of the 4th Australasian Symposium on Grid Computing and e-Research (AusGrid 2006) and the 4th Australasian Information Security Workshop (Network Security) (AISW), 16-19 January 2006, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 193-202. ISBN 1-920-68236-8 (2006) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Cook DF; Hartnett JS; Manderson K

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2006Scanlan JD, Hartnett JS, Williams RN, 'Dynamic WEB: Profile Correlation Using COBWEB', AI 2006: Advances in Artificial Intelligence 19th Australian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 4-8 December, 2006, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 1059-1063. ISBN 3-540-49787-0 (2006) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Hartnett JS; Williams RN

2005Scanlan JD, Hartnett JS, Williams RN, 'Identifying Reconnaissance Activity: A Strategy for Network Defence', Proceedings of 6th Australian Information Warfare & Security Conference, 24-25 November 2005, Geelong, pp. 210-215. ISBN 1 74156 028 4 (2005) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Hartnett JS; Williams RN

2004Scanlan JD, Hartnett JS, Manderson K, Lorimer S, 'Intrusion detection by Intelligent analysis of data across multiple gateways in real-time', ATNAC2004 , 8-10 December 2004, Sydney, pp. 417-420. ISBN 0-646-44190-6 (2004) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Hartnett JS; Manderson K; Lorimer S

Thesis

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2011Scanlan JD, 'DynamicWEB: A Conceptual Clustering Algorithm for a Changing World' (2011) [PhD]

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Other Public Output

(5 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Pharo E, Scanlan J, 'Clever, hi-tech cities counting the data of life', The Mercury, News Corp, Australia, 20 August, p. 15. (2018) [Newspaper Article]

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Co-authors: Pharo E

2018Roehrer E, Kendal D, Elliott C, Pharo E, Springer M, et al., 'Making Hobart a smart place: a healthy, just and ecological approach to smart cities', Workshop held at the Education Pod, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, University of Tasmania, Hobart (2018) [Report Other]

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Co-authors: Roehrer E; Kendal D; Elliott C; Pharo E; Springer M; Schofield L; Cleland V

2018Scanlan J, 'Digital safety law changes: interview with Isabel Bird', The Examiner, Fairfax Regional Media, Launceston, 18 July 2018 (2018) [Media Interview]

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2017Scanlan J, 'Chocolate factory's cyber meltdown: interview with Helen Kempton', The Mercury, News Corporation Australia, Hobart, Tasmania, 29 June 2017 (2017) [Media Interview]

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2017Scanlan J, 'Cadbury's Tasmania factory returning to normal after cyber attack, union says: interview with Selina Ross', ABC News, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australia, 29 June 2017 (2017) [Media Interview]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

5

Total funding

$112,000

Projects

Maritime and offshore ICT Safety and Security Training (2019 - 2021)$73,000
Description
This project aims to provide an educational program that enables current employees in maritime and offshore industries to upskill within ICT safety and security. The education focus aligns with an ongoing research project relating to current readiness within the industry in relation to cyber security; the course participants will be surveyed upon commencement to provide insight into the current state of the industry in relation to cyber risks.
Funding
Kompetanse Norge ($73,000)
Scheme
Grant-Technology Development
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Lutzhoft MH; Scanlan JD
Period
2019 - 2021
OCDdrop: Online Vicarious Exposure for Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms (2018)$11,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($11,000)
Scheme
Better Health Research Development
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Matthews AJ; Scanlan JD; Kirkby KC
Year
2018
CCTV Analysis for Mental Health (2018)$10,000
Description
CCTV footage is becoming increasing common within public spaces. This project is aiming to build a prototype system based on acted footage to identify individuals who may be in a depressive state and at risk of harming themselves. If successful, the project will then be trialled on some footage recorded in a public space.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($10,000)
Scheme
Grant - DKD Research Theme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Scanlan JD; Kirkby KC; Spiranovic CA; Matthews AJ
Year
2018
Protecting seagoing transport from the risks of tomorrow (2018)$13,000
Description
A visiting research fellowship to undertake work in the area of Maritime Cyber Security. The trip will involve continued work on an existing project (with a PhD UTAS student), including data collection and work on publications. Additionally, the trip will involve the development and pilot delivery of a new Maritime IT unit, and work on strengthening research collaboration through the pursuit of funding opportunities including writing a grant application.
Funding
The Research Council of Norway ($13,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Scanlan JD
Year
2018
CSIRO ON Prime commercialisation scholarship (2016)$5,000
Description
CSIRO ON Prime Scholarship for travel to participate in ON Prime mentoring program.
Funding
CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation ($5,000)
Scheme
Scholarship-ON Prime
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Mirowski LT; Scanlan JD; Vo SA; Clark D
Year
2016

Research Supervision

Current

4

Completed

1

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDAn Investigation into Systems and Technologies to Optimise Traceability in the Wild Caught Rock Lobster Export Supply Chain2017
PhDAn Exploration of Informal Information Sharing within Formal Education2017
PhDRisk Prediction in Electronic Health Records Using Natural Language Processing2018
PhDPrivacy in a Smart City2019

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDVOOM Model: Digital Learning Excellence in VET MOOCs
Candidate: Rachael Maree Paton
2019