DR Wally SMITH

DR Wally SMITH

Positions

  • Educational technology
  • Health informatics
  • Public history and digital technologies
  • Social origins and implications of IT

Overview

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  • Wally Smith has worked in the field for Human-Computer Interaction and Social Computing for several years, holding research positions at University College London, University of Surrey, University of Western Australia, City University London, before joining the University of Melbourne. His research examines real-world experiences of using IT in a variety of domains including public history, education, health and emergency management. He also does more theoretical work on the social and historical origins of information technology. Across his career he has taught various aspects of applied computing, most recently Organisational Processes, Knowledge Management, Research Methods in Information Systems, and Impacts of Digitisation.   

Affiliation

Member of

  • CHISIG. National Secretary 2000 -

Publications

Selected publications

Research

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Additional Grant Information

  • Recent major grants held are: • ARC Discovery Project, 2014-2016 Lewi, H., Smith, W., Kvan, T., Nicholls, D., Cooke, S. (Deakin) & vom Lehn, D. (Kings College London) DP140101188 'Citizen Heritage: Digital and Community-based Histories of Place' with City of Port Philip ($293,933) • ARC Linkage Project, 2011-2014); Industrial Partner: Cancer Council of Victoria Smith, W., Howard, S., Pearce, J. & Borland, R. LP110100046 ‘Social Network Sites for Ambivalent Socialisers: the Case of Smoking Cessation Groups’ ($390,000) • Office for Learning and Teaching, Department of Education, Innovation and Development Grants Program, 2011-2013 Smith, W., Lewi, H., Chang, S., Ramirez-Lovering, D. (Monash) & Stickells, L. (Sydney) ID11-2011 'New Tools and Techniques for Learning in the Field: Studying the Built Environment' ($212,000)    

Awards

Education and training

  • PhD, University of London 1988
  • BSc(Hons), University of London 1983

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Supervision

Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • I supervise research students mainly in the field of Human-Computer Interaction. I am keen on projects that involve analysis of real-world experience around the use of various kinds of IT. This could be any domain, but I am particularly interested in applications to public history and heritage, education, and health.