About

I am a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Business and Information Technology at Whitireia, an Institute of Technology in New Zealand. The lecturer title is equivalent to assistant professor in North American universities (see here).  My research is concerned with agile software development and its influence on organisations, projects and teams. Currently, project coordination is a particular focus. Both qualitative and quantitative empirical research methods are used in my research to develop and test theory and provide useful knowledge for practitioners.

I have published in the Journal of Systems and Software, Information Systems Frontiers, and the New Zealand Journal of Applied Computing and Information Technology. In addition, I have published in a variety of conference proceedings such as the Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS), Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS), and the American Conference on Information Systems (ICIS).

I obtained my PhD from Victoria, University of Wellington, New Zealand in 2012. My PhD dissertation focused on developing a theory of coordination in agile software development projects. I also have a Master of Information Science from Massey University, 2005, and a BSc. in Computer Science from The University of Melbourne, 1998. Previously, I worked as a software developer at Mobil Oil Australia in Melbourne.