Overview of the Research Team;

1st Chief Investigator

  1. Research Systems Research Program, Leader
  2. Information Systems School Academic Director – Research Training
  3. Science & Engineering Faculty Y-Block, Level 7, Room Y7-04, Gardens Point Campus
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Research Fellow

Dr. Meng Zhang is a Research Fellow in Information Systems School, Science and Engineering Faculty, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia. Dr. Zhang is primarily involved in activities of associate supervising and mentoring of PhD (or equivalent) students.

Dr. Zhang is research focused and conducts conceptual and theoretical studies on research methods. He is particularly interested in multilevel theorizing and related modeling techniques, conceptualization research methods, and simulation methods for building information systems theory. His doctoral research explores a range of conceptual issues in relation to the nature of research methods and the methodology for developing multilevel theory.


Chief Investigator

Dr Wasana Bandara is a tenured Senior Lecturer in Business Process Management Discipline at the School of Information Systems, Queensland University of Technology. Her discipline based research areas are in Human-Centric Business Process Management (BPM), BPM and Information Systems in emerging economies, enterprise-level BPM and process improvement. She also has a strong interest on methodological research and the scholarship of higher education teaching/ training practices in BPM and IS. She has published over 90 refereed articles in leading IS and BPM outlets and has received institutional, national and international awards in recognition for her academic excellence for both research and teaching.

  • Prof. Kai Riemer, University of Sydney


Dr Mary Tate is currently a Research Fellow (DECRA) at Queensland University of Technology. Dr Tate won a prestigious ARC DECRA grant (16% success-rate across all disciplines nationally) and came to QUT to take up the award in June 2016. Prior to that she was a Senior Lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. This followed a career in IT practice and consultancy. Since joining academia, Dr Tate has published more than 70 peer-reviewed articles in leading IT journals and conferences. Her research interests centre on service quality, service delivery and research methods. She has published methodological guidelines on a range of quantitative and qualitative methods with a particular focus on literature analysis. Dr Tate is active in the international IS philosophy, theory and research methods communities, has offered research methods master classes at institutions in Sri Lanka, China and Chile, and is a regular mentor at IS doctoral consortia.


Partner Investigator

  • Prof. Arun Rai, Georgia State University


Senior Research Associate

Ms Karen Stark is a Senior Research Assistant in Information Systems School, Science and Engineering Faculty, Queensland University of Technology (QUT). She has a background in Education, Information Management and Information Systems.

  • Dr. Bob Smyth, Queensland University of Technology


PhD Candidate

MIS PhD candidate with research background in IT management and social-behavioral research. Seeking to build up strong research skills gained through experiences as a research scholar in Information Systems School at QUT. Ambition is to eventually pursue academic career in teaching and research in the area of Business Intelligence and Data Analytics.

Mr. Yancong XIE is a current PhD student of Prof. GABLE, in Information Systems School, Science and Engineering Faculty, Queensland University of Technology (QUT). He has a mathematic and computer science background. His research project is “Use case study to validate simulation theory”. His research interest includes simulation, theory building, theory validation, IT value cocreation, sharing economy, methodology, data mining and mathematical modeling.

  • Mr. Ignatius Chukwudi, Queensland University of Technology


PhD Candidate*

Janitha is a PhD candidate conducting multidisciplinary research (mainly in Business Process Management and Accounting). She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance with a first class, a Master of Business Administration Degree and is partly qualified in Chartered Accountancy examinations. Further she is a Senior Lecturer in the Accounting Department, Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka having experience on teaching Auditing and Accounting related subjects for nearly seven years. Her research interests lies in the areas of Business Process Management, Accounting and Auditing.

  • Ms. Kanika Goel, Queensland University of Technology


I lecture, research and consult in both the Business Process Innovation and Information Systems domains with a primary focus on human-centric issues in business transformation, capability development and organisational innovation. My current focus is rapid process innovation and entrepreneurship and the techniques, stakeholder capabilities and accelerators which support successful outcomes. Further I have a keen interest in process centric innovation and education and contribute to progression of the domain through authorship of ‘real world’ publications driven by Industry imperatives. Additionally, as an IT professional with over 25 years’ experience managing IT system development teams and Executive reporting applications, I have deep experience with data warehouse and business intelligence applications across a broad range of real-time and database technologies.

  • Mr. Syed Rehan, Queensland University of Technology


Dharshani is on study leave from the Department of Human Resources Management, Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, reading for her PhD at the Business School of QUT. She is a lecturer attached to the Department of Human Resource Management, the Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

She has had prior corporate work experience in the areas of HR consulting, strategy consulting assignments, executive search and headhunting in Sri Lanka. Dharshani’s research and teaching interests have been in the area of Human Resource Management (HRM). More recently her research interest has a focus on HRM within the Business Process Management domain.

Associate Investigator

  • Dr. Erwin Fielt, Queensland University of Technology


  • Dr. Alison Gable, University of Queensland


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  • Dr. Haiqing Bai, Xiamen University


Professor She-I Chang received his M.S. and PhD degrees in Computer Science and Information Systems Management from Bond University and Queensland University of Technology (Australia) respectively. He is currently an Associate Dean & AACSB Executive Director, College of Management & Professor at Department of Accounting and Information Technology, National Chung Cheng University (Taiwan). Focusing on ERP systems, with a particular emphasis on the issues, challenges and benefits realization associated with ERP life cycle-wide implementation, management and support are his research interests. He also has interest in the application of qualitative research methodology. Currently at CCU, Taiwan, his extended research interest around the arena of information technology governance, information security management and information systems control and audit. He also serves as an editor-in-chief for the Journal of Information Communication and Technology Auditing and board members for a number of International professional organizations which include ISACA Taiwan Chapter, AIS Taiwan Chapter. Professor Chang research outcomes have contributed to both theoretical and practice. Based on the research areas that had been mentioned, he is author/co-authors of over 70 refereed journal articles (e.g. I&M, DSS, ISM, CAIS, JGIM, ISF) written in English or Chinese, over 80 conference articles (e.g. ICIS, AMCIS, PACIS, AAA) and published 10 books. Professor Chang involved more than 40 Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) funded research projects or funded by other organizations (totally over 3 million US dollars). He has received over 50 awards include research, teaching, and consulting service (e.g. Mechanical Industry Industry-University Cooperative Contribution Award, Anniversary Special Contribution and Achievement Award of Computer Audit Association Taiwan, Outstanding SIGs and Chapters Award of Association for Information Systems (AIS), best paper for several conferences; MOST outstanding talents Academy award; outstanding teacher for Ministry of Education Aim for the Top University Plan outstanding researcher and Advanced Institute of Manufacturing with High-tech Innovations (AIM-HI) projects; National Chung Cheng University Outstanding Research Award, National Chung Cheng University College of management Excellent Research Award; Advisory of Master Program Thesis prize, Doctoral Dissertation Award; Advisory of National Science Council funded doctoral study abroad program; Advisory of NSC Humanities and social sciences Doctoral Dissertation Award).


  • Prof. Shirley Gregor, Australian National University


  • Prof. Wayne Huang, Xi’an Jiaotong University


  • Prof. Ji-Ye Mao, Renmin University of China


  • Dr. Alireza Nili, Queensland University of Technology


  • Dr. Ahmad Rabaai, American University of Kuwait



  • Dr. Ahmad Al-Turki, King Saud University


  • Prof. Ron Weber, University of Queensland/Monash University


  • Prof. Joerg Evermann, Memorial University of NFL


*PhD in BPM with some methodological Research-Systems emphasis