Dr Naomi Whiteside (nee Augar) is a Senior Lecturer in the RMIT School of Accounting, Information Systems and Supply Chain.
Dr Naomi Whiteside is an experienced Information Systems Academic with an outstanding track record of teaching excellence. In 2014, she received an Office of Learning and Teaching Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, recognizing her achievements in teaching. She also has significant experience with course, program (degree) leadership, design and development. In 2020, this experience was recognised through Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.
Her inter-disciplinary research focuses on business and not for profit organisations adoption and use of technologies. Naomi has a specific interest in how technology supports virtual communities. Her recent publications focus on public sector IT project management and how IT enables entrepreneurial opportunity recognition. Naomi supervises doctoral students across the domains of project management and social media too.
Current Teaching Responsibilities
- ISYS3303 Business IT Project
- BUSM4610 Business Project Management
Current Research Projects
- Digitalisation and its influence on Australian business and society
- (Dis)connection in the times of social distancing
Naomi has a specific interest in how information systems can support virtual communities. Naomi is currently developing a research project with colleagues and partners focusing on enhancing digital connections with refugee and migrant communities. She is also examining the impact of digitalisation and industry 4.0 technology on the manufacturing sector. Naomi also has expertise in project management, social media, curriculum and assessment design.
2 PhD Completions3 PhD Current Supervisions
- Vo-Tran, H.,Whiteside, N.,Tait, E.,Cooper, V.,Bachmann, B. (2021). Digital Literacy Programs for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities: Developing, facilitating and enhancing digital literacy programs in Australian Public Libraries In: Australian Library and Information Association Melbourne, Australia
- Olanrewaju, A.,Hossain, M.,Whiteside, N.,Mercieca, P. (2020). Social media and entrepreneurship research: A literature review In: International Journal of Information Management, 50, 90 - 110
- Karagoz, Y.,Whiteside, N.,Korthaus, A. (2020). Context matters: enablers and barriers to knowledge sharing in Australian public sector ICT projects In: Journal of Knowledge Management, 24, 1921 - 1941
- Whiteside, N.,Aleti, T.,Pallant, J.,Zeleznikow, J. (2018). 'Helpful or harmful? Exploring the impact of social media usage on intimate relationships In: Australasian Journal of Information Systems, 22, 1 - 23
- Olanrewaju, A.,Hossain, M.,Mercieca, P.,Whiteside, N. (2018). Identifying Social Media's Capability for Recognizing Entrepreneurial Opportunity: An Exploratory Study In: Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series, Kuwait City, Kuwait, 30 October to 1 November 2018
- Olanrewaju, A.,Whiteside, N.,Hossain, M.,Mercieca, P. (2018). The Influence of Social Media on Entrepreneur Motivation and Marketing Strategies in a Developing Country In: Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series, Kuwait City, Kuwait, 30 October to 1 November 2018
- Lynch, J.,Eilam, E.,Fluker, M.,Augar, N. (2016). Community-based environmental monitoring goes to school: translations, detours and escapes In: Environmental Education Research, 23, 708 - 721
- Augar, N.,Woodley, J.,Whitefield, D.,Winchester, M. (2016). Exploring academics' approaches to managing team assessment In: International Journal of Educational Management, 30, 1150 - 1162
- Karagoz, Y.,Korthaus, A.,Augar, N. (2016). How do ICT project managers manage project knowledge in the public sector? An empirical enquiry from the Victorian Public Sector in Australia In: Australasian Journal of Information Systems, 20, 1 - 20
- Hamilton, M.,Luxton-Reilly, A.,Whiteside, N.,Chiprianov, V., et al, . (2016). Gender equity in computing: International faculty perceptions & current practices In: Proceedings of the Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education Conference (ITiCSE 2016), Arequipa, Peru, 9-13 July 2016
- Digitisation for Safe Workplaces (VHESIF Pool 1). Funded by: Victorian Higher Education State Investment Fund (VHESIF) - Pool 1 from (2021 to 2025)
- The role of information and digital literacy programs in support of newly settled refugees – an Australian public library approach. Funded by: Australian Library and Information Association Grant 2018 onwards from (2020 to 2022)