Staff profile - Jo Coldwell Neilson

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Aprof Jo Coldwell-Neilson

Position: Associate Professor
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Science Engineering & Built Environment
Department: School of Information Technology
Campus: Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
Phone: +61 3 52271417 +61 3 52271417



  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle (NSW), 1996
  • Bachelor of Science, Wales Institute of Science & Technology, 1973
  • Master of Science, Heriot Watt College Edinburgh, 1974

Career highlights

  • Associate Professor
  • Associate Head (Teaching and Learning) (ongoing)
  • Chair, Faculty Academic Progress and Discipline Committee
  • eLearning Manager (Faculty of Science and Technology)


Member Australian Computer Society

Professional activities

  • Chair, Facilities Committee, Go Girl Go for IT
  • Track Chair, ACIS 2012
  • Editor, JITE
  • Reviewer, Computers & Education, JITE, ACIS2012, AJET


Teaching Interests

Teaching areas
IT practice and professional ethics
Fundamentals of IT
Research Methods

Student supervision

Higher Degree by Research Completions supervised by Jo Coldwell

PhD students

Student name               Thesis title
Anita Hamilton               Use of online technology for information management and knowledge transfer: Exploratory survey of occupational therapy students and educators

Christine McLachlan     The Delivery and Impact of ICT Curricula in Secondary Schools  

Honours students
Sarah Luck                       Usability of eReaders to support study (interim title)


Shona Leitch
Doctor of Philosophy, Thesis entitled: A Systems Analysis Method for Online Teaching and Learning Systems. School of Engineering and Information Technology


Paul Sullivan

Master of Science, Thesis entitled: The Evolving Nature of Fraud Investigation and Prevention.  School of Information Technology


Research interests

  1. eLearning, technologies to support online learning, student engagement
  2. Gender issues IT
  3. IT education

Research grants

All years

Research Income - Industry and Other Funding

Coldwell, J and Craig, A. Evaluation of the 'Go Girls G for IT 2012' Showcase [V]

  •         2012: $5,000

Research Income - Industry and Other Funding - Australian

Coldwell, J and Craig, A. Go Girl Go for IT programme in Victoria-to ascertain its short term and longer term impact [V.1]

  •         2010: $5,000



Coldwell-Neilson, J (2013) Managing Expectations: a changing landscape In McKay, E. (Ed.) EPedagogy in Online Learning: New Developments in Web Mediated Human Computer Interaction chapter 1, 1-17 IGI Global

Craig, A., Coldwell, J., Fisher, J. and Lang, C. (2013) The Silicon Ceiling: Women Managers and Leaders in ICT in Australia. In Paludi, M. (Ed.) Women and Management: Global Issues and Promising Situations. vol 2, 177-200 Praeger

Coldwell-Neilson, J., Beekhuyzen, J. and Craig, A. Which e-learning technology is right for me? International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) Vol 7, No 2, pp.13-21

Coldwell-Neilson, Jo and Craig, Annemieke 2012, Preparing for WIL : online career development for IT students, in ACEN 2012 : Collaborative education, investing in the future : Proceedings of the 2012 Australian Collaborative Education Network national conference, Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN), Melbourne, Vic., pp. 37-41. 

Craig, A, Coldwell-Neilson, J, Goold, and Beekuyzen, B (2012) A Review of E-Learning Technologies: opportunities for teaching and learning 4th International Conference on Computer Supported Education CSEDU 2012 April 16 - 18, pp. 29-41 Porto, Portugal

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