Dr Jenine Beekhuyzen - Expertise in qualitative research software for data analysis, research design & methodology

Jenine Beekhuyzen is the CEO of Adroit Research with 15 years of research experience across a number of government, industry and university projects, and 10 years experience in training in qualitative research software and methods.  Jenine is an Honorary Fellow in the School of Information Technology, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment at Deakin University and is an Adjunct Professor in the Institute of Integrated and Intelligent Systems at Griffith University.  Jenine is the Queensland Authorised Trainer for QSR's NVivo software, and she also lectures in the Information Technology programs at Griffith College.  In 2015 she was named the AIIA ICT Woman of the Year and a "rising female star in Australian Tech” by the Sydney Morning Herald Newspaper.  Her qualifications include a PhD in Information Systems, Bachelor of Information Technology with 1st class Honours, a Graduate Certificate in Research Management, and a Diploma of Business.  Jenine has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles in journals, conferences and books, and coauthored a textbook on ERP implementation which appeared on the list of the top ten textbooks for the Ideas Group in 2006.  Jenine has been very active in promoting female participation in the IT industry.  She is a social entrepreneur as the Founder of the Tech Girls Movement, and she has produced the books Tech Girls Are Superheroes 1 & 2 and Tech Girls are Chic!  which have both received widespread success.  The books encourage school girls into STEM careers.  Jenine has collaborated with research associates Sue Nielsen and Liisa von Hellens on the Women in Technology (WinIT) Project and was a guest Professor in Gender and IT within the Maria Goeppert-Mayer foundation (Germany 2008).  In 2012, Dr. Beekhuyzen was awarded the Claudio Ciborra Award for Innovative Research at the European Conference on Information Systems in Barcelona, and in the same year she was awarded the University Award for Outstanding Teaching and learning. http://griffith.academia.edu/JenineBeekhuyzen

Dr Sue Nielsen - Expertise in research strategy, qualitative data analysis, discourse analysis and ethnography

Sue Nielsen has taught and worked in Information Management and Information Systems for more than thirty years.  She has degrees in linguistics, communication, library science and information systems.  Her current positions include adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Integrated and Intelligent Systems at Griffith University, consultant on qualitative research for the Office of Research at the University of the Sunshine Coast and lecturer in Academic Communication for the Post Graduate Qualifying Programme at QIBT (Queensland Institute of Business and Technology).  As well as her involvement in the WinIT Project, she teaches and carries out research in technical communication, business analysis, organisational culture and qualitative research. Sue is a prolific author and has supervised more than thirty post graduate students.  In 2011 she cofounded the Seek and Sign project which aims to improve the communication environment of very young deaf children through the innovative use of information technologies. http://griffith.academia.edu/SueNielsen

Dr Tricia Hopton - Expertise in proofreading and editing

Tricia Hopton is an educator, researcher, writer, and editor. Tricia’s education is extensive and diverse.  She has completed a certificate in teaching English as a second language, an undergraduate degree in Drama and Anthropology, a Master’s degree in Theatre Studies/English, and a PhD in Drama.  She began teaching English as a second language (ESL) in 2001, and has since taught in a range of ESL, English literature, English for academic purposes, Communications, and Drama courses. She has worked at several universities, both in Canada and in Australia.  Tricia's current teaching role is as a course convener in an English course at QIBT (affiliated with Griffith University).  Tricia has published two academic articles in respected peer-reviewed journals, as well as having been a co-writer and editor on the book Pockets of Change: Adaptation and Cultural Transition.  She has edited and proofread documents from students of varying academic levels, from high school to doctoral candidature.  Having taught academic research and writing, as well as having completed her own academic work, Tricia is confident in her ability to read for structure, sense, cohesion, organisation, and, of course, mechanics.  She is presently working on a collaborative project involving educating young women about the media.

Dr Liisa von Hellens - Expertise in ethics in research

Liisa von Hellens is Adjunct Professor at the Institute for Integrated and Intelligent Systems at Griffith University and Fellow of the Australian Computer Society.  She is recognised for her longitudinal research on women in information technology (IT) education and industry since 1995 funded by the Australian Research Council.  She served on the Editorial Advisory Board for the Encyclopaedia of Gender and Information Technology (Idea Group Reference) and was invited by Senator Helen Coonan while the Federal Minister for Communications, IT and the Arts to sit on the Advisory Committee for the 2005 Summit on Women in ICT.  She was also guest Professor in Gender and IT within the Maria Goeppert-Mayer foundation (Germany 2008).