(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 7.42
Level 7, Dandenong Rd,
Caulfield East, Victoria, 3145 Australia
Phone: + 61 3 9903 2621
Fax: +61 3 9903 1077
Current and Recent Professional Engagement Activities
Current Research Activities
Fisher, J., C. Lang, A. Craig and H. Forgasz. (2016). Digital Divas: Putting the Wow back into Computing for Girls. Melbourne, Monash University Publishing.
Willoughby, L., L. S, Ellis. K and Fisher. J. (2015). " Errors and Feedback in the Beginner Auslan Classroom." Sign Language Studies 15(3): 322-347Lang, C., J. Fisher, A. Craig and H. Forgasz. (2015). "Outreach programmes to attract girls into computing: how the best laid plans can sometimes fail." Computer Science Education: 1-19.
Nguyen, B., F. Burstein and J. Fisher. (2015). "Improving service of online health information provision: A case of usage-driven design for health information portals." Information Systems Frontiers 17(3): 493-511.
Fisher, J., R. Hirschheim, R. Jacobs and A. Lazaro. (2014). From onshore to offshore of IT services outsourcing: History of one large Australian organisation’s journey Information Systems Outsourcing: Towards Sustainable Buiness Value. J. Dibbern, A. Heinzl and R. Hirschheim. UK, Springer: 247-272
Nguyen, B., F. Burstein , J. Fisher and C. Wilson. (2014). "Taxonomy of usage issues for consumer-centric online health information provision." Communications of the Association for Information Systems.
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., P. Schubert and U. Leimstoll (2007). "ICT and Innovation in small Companies". ECIS 2007. St Gallen, Switzerland, St Gallen University, Switzerland.
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)
This is a link to my Publications organised around specific research areas
Research and research projects
With Australian Public Network (APN) a Report was prepared on the implementation of the digital doorway in remote Australian indigenous communities with Tom Denison and Larry Stillman $17,600
ARC Linkage (2011) 'Acquiring physical skills: Exploiting games technology to teach sign language' With K. Ellis, (IT) L. Willoughby (Arts) and N. Rinehart (Medicine). Partners Deaf Children Australia and Vic Deaf 3 years $258,000.
Commonwealth of Learning (Canada) in conjunction with UNICEF Pacific (2011) 'Use of a facebook game application to promote knowledge of climate change' $7,500
Telematics Trust (2011)'Improving the functionality of the Breast Cancer Knowledge Online Portal (BCKOnline)', 2 years $30,000
Helen McPherson Smith Trust (2010) 'Extending the functionality, sustainability and usefulness of the Breast Cancer Knowledge Online Portal (BCKOnline'), 2 years $30,000
ARC Linkage (2009) ' Digital Divas: Designing approaches to enthuse girls' interest in ICT studies and ICT careers.' With Lang C (Swinburne University), Forgasz, H and Craig, A (Deakin University). Partners: Dept of Education and Early Childhood Development, Australian Computer Society, Victorian ICT for Women Network. 3 years $379,000
ARC Linkage (2009) ' Enhancing Patient Management at the Point of Care Using Electronic-Based Clinical Pathways.' With Dawson, L, Plummer, V. Partners NEC Australia, 2 years $120,000
Beyond Blue (2007) 'Evaluation of /Heart Health Online/: A program to assist GPs to manage depression and related illnesses in patients with coronary heart disease' with F. Burstein, C. Pier (Deakin University) 2 years $150,000
ARC Discovery Awarded (2006) 'Smart Information Portals: Meeting knowledge and decision support needs of health care consumers for quality online information.' with S McKemmish, F. Burstein, J Warren (Aukland University) 3 years$180,000
ARC Linkage Awarded (2004) 'Enhancing patient management and clinical systems in hospital ward settings using mobile, wireless technologies.' with L. Dawson. Partners NEC Australia and Monash Medical Centre 2 years $277,400
ARC Linkage grant Awarded (2001) 'An intelligent, user-sensitive portal to breast cancer knowledge online.', S McKemmish, F. Burstein, 2 years $300,000
Vic ICT for Women Grant (2008) 'Investigating the effectiveness of Networks for Women in ICT’ $7,500
Monash Small Grant (Faculty of Medicine) (2007) 'Improving mobile wireless device adoption by nurses in a ward setting to enhance clinical outcomes, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences, School of Nursing and Midwifery Collaborative Grant Scheme' , $20,000.
Monash Small Grant (Faculty of IT) (2005) 'Intelligent Healthcare Information Portal to Support User-centric Information Provision for People with Stress and Anxiety', $19,500
Monash Small Grant (Faculty of Medicine) 2005 ' Evaluation of a computerised intervention for depression and low social support in coronary heart disease patients in general medical practice.' $72,000
I developed a usaiblity testing instrument for testing websites. Over recent years the instrument has been modified for use in other contexts.