Professor (Adjunct) Julie Fisher
(BA - La Trobe University, Dip Ed - La Trobe Univ, Grad Dip Computers in Education - Melbourne State College,
Masters in Business (research) - RMIT, PhD - Monash University)
Monash University, Faculty of IT
Building H, Room 7.28
Level 7, Dandenong Rd,
Caulfield East, Victoria, 3145 Australia
I have a strong background in information systems and IT. I have taught and researched in the field for the last 25 years. I have an international reputation in the area of gender and IT and usability, in particular in relation to website design and technology. My other research interests include health, particularly health information provision through health information portals. Recently I have also been interested in technology and helping bridge the digital divide in a range of communities including the deaf and indigenous people. My work has been recognised through my publication record over the last 25 years. I have published in leading journals such as the European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS), Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), Information, Communication and Society, Sign Language Studies, Internet Research, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Transactions, the International Journal of Electronic Markets and Information Systems Frontiers. A book 'Digital Divas: Putting the Wow back into Computing for Girls' published by Monash University Publishing won an award for the best publication in gender and IT in 2016. I finished my formal academic career in 2016 but continue to be active in research and supervision.
My work has been recognised through my publication record over the last 25 years. I have published in leading journals such as the European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS), Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), Information, Communication and Society, Sign Language Studies, Internet Research, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Transactions, the International Journal of Electronic Markets and Information Systems Frontiers. A book 'Digital Divas: Putting the Wow back into Computing for Girls' published by Monash University Publishing won an award for the best publication in gender and IT in 2016.
I finished my formal academic career in 2016 but continue to be active in research and supervision in the Faculty of Information Technology.
:Recent larger funded research projects
Examples of my research interests can be seen through the funding I have received.
Other funded Research projects
Current Research Activities
Current PhD supervisions
Current and Recent Professional Engagement Activities
Fisher, J., Lang, C., Craig, A., & Forgasz, H. (2016). Digital Divas: Putting the Wow back into Computing for Girls. Melbourne: Monash University Publishing. (Awarded the Leonie Warne prize for the best Austalian publication in gender and IT 2016.)
Fisher, J., Kautz, K., Bjerknes, G., & Jensen, T (2017) Co-Creation as an Approach to Information Systems in a Not-for- profit Environment, accepted for publication at the JAIS Theory Development Workshop, Seoul, South Korea, December 10, 2017.
Fisher, J., Petersen, A., & Burstein (2017) The Importance of Reliable Information Sources for Prospective Medical Travellers, accepted for publication at the 28th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (Research in Progress)
Fisher, J., Lang, C., Craig, A (2013) " Women in the IT Workplace: Learnings for Managers", European Conference on Information Sysytems, Utretcht, Netherlands
McKemmish, S., F. Burstein, Manaszewicz, R., Fisher, J., Evans, J. (2012). "Inclusive Research Design: Unravelling the double hermeneutic spiral." Information, Communication & Society 15(7): 106–1135
von Hellens, L., E. Trauth, Fisher, J. (2012). "ISJ Editorial Special Issue." Information Systems Journal 22(5): 343-353Craig, A, Fisher, J, (2011) ‘Women in IT: Guidelines for evaluating Intervention programmes’, European Conference on Information Systems, Helsinki Finland
Craig, A., Fisher, J., Forgasz, H., & Lang, C. (2011). Evaluation Framework Underpinning the Digital Divas Programme. ITiCSE
Fisher, J (2011) ‘Design considerations for usability testing complex electronic commerce Websites: a perspective from the literature.’, Usability of Complex Information Systems: Evaluation of User Interaction, Taylor & Francis
McKemmish, S., R. Manaszewicz, F. Burstein and J. Fisher (2009). "Consumer empowerment through metadata-based information quality reporting: The Breast Cancer Knowledge Online Portal." Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 60(9).
Fisher, J, Burstein, F, Lynch, K, Lazeranko, K (2008) “Does Usability + Quality = Trust?: An exploratory study of Australian Health Websites” Internet Research , Vol 18, 5
Fisher, J, Hirschheim, R and R. Jacobs‘Understanding the outsourcing learning curve: a longitudinal Analysis of a Large Australian company’, Information Systems Frontiers, 10 165-178
Fisher, J., A Craig., J. Bentley (2007) "Moving from a Web presence to e-commerce: The importance of a business–web strategy for small business owners.", Electronic Markets, 17 (4).
Fisher, J ., H. Scheepers and R. Scheepers (2007). "E-Commerce research in Australia: Inviting a comparative analysis." Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems ., 19 (1)
Shackleton, P., Fisher, J. L. , & Dawson, L. L. (2006). 'E-government services in the local government context: An Australian case study'. Business Process Management Journal, 12 (1), 88-100.
Lowry, G, Turner, R, Fisher, J., (2006) “The Contribution Of Employment Satisfaction Factors To Recruiting, Retaining And Career Development Of Information Systems And Technology Professionals” The Review of Business Information Systems, Vol 10, No 1 pgs 137 -150
Fisher, J. and A. Craig (2005). "Developing Business Community Portals for SMEs- Issues of Design, Development and Sustainability." Electronic Markets: International Journal of Electronic Commerce & Business Media Vol 15 No 2
Shackleton P, Fisher, J, Dawson, L (2004) "Internal and external drivers in E-Government Maturity: A Local government case study"., Journal of Information Technology Cases and Applications, vol 6, No 4
Fisher, J., Shanks, G., Lamp, J., (2007) 'A Ranking List for Information Systems Journals', Australiasian Journal of Information Systems, Vol 14, No 2.
Fisher, J. (2001) 'User Satisfaction and System Success: Considering the Development Team', Australian Journal of Information Systems, Sept, Vol 9, No 1 pp21-29.
Burstein, F. V., McKemmish, S. M., Fisher, J. L. , Manaszewicz, R., & Malhotra, P. (2005). 'A role for information portals as intelligent decision support systems: Breast cancer knowledge on-line experience'. In J. Gupta, G. Forgionne & M. Mora (Eds.), Intelligent Decision-Making Support Systems (i-DMSS): Foundations, Applications and Challenges . New York: Springer.
Lamp, J., Milton., S, Dawson, L., Fisher, J., (2007) 'RQF Publication Quality Measures: Methodological Issues', ACIS, CQUToowoomba
Fisher, J., F. Burstein, K. Lynch, K. Lazarenko and S. McKemmish (2007). "Health information websites: is the health consumer being well served?" AMCIS. Colorado USA, Colorado State Univeristy.
Fisher, J., P. Schubert and U. Leimstoll (2007). "ICT and Innovation in small Companies". ECIS 2007. St Gallen, Switzerland, St Gallen University, Switzerland.
Dattakumar, A., J. Fisher and L. Dawson (2007). "Issues in ICT in Healthcare in Australia and India ". Proceedings of the 8th International Research Conference on Quality, Innovation and Knowledge Management , New Delhi, India,
J. Fisher ., R. Hirschheim and R. Jacobs (2006). "Delivery of IT Services: A Case Study of Outsourcing at Alpha Corporation". 14th European Conference on Information Systems , Goteborg, Goteborg University (Nominated for best paper)
For a list of Publications on specific research areas
I developed a usaiblity testing instrument for testing websites. Over recent years the instrument has been modified for use in other contexts.