Dr Cate Jerram

Cate Jerram
Academic - Management Information Systems
University of Adelaide Business School
Faculty of the Professions

Cate is chief investigator on the Information Systems Research team (ISR), and the research partnership Human Aspects of Cyber Security (HACS) with co-researchers in the Defence Science and Technology Group (formerly DSTO).
As the Stephen Cole the Elder Fellow for the Faculty of the Professions, Cate is responsible for a portfolio supporting the learning and teaching in the faculty, with a focus on blended and online learning.

Cate designed and became Lecturer in Charge for both the Qualitative Methods course for Higher Degree Research students, and Business Research Methods for all Post Graduate students in the Business School; and is also the primary educator in the use of NVivo to support research for the University of Adelaide and the Adelaide Graduate Centre. Cate designed and leads the Tutor Induction Program and classes for all new Tutors in the Business School, and designed and ran the original Faculty Tutor Professional Development Program.

While previously seconded to the Faculty of the Professions, with a brief to design and implement projects to assist full-time and sessional teaching academics to improve their teaching and students’ learning, Cate became the designer, author and moderator of the Faculty of the Professions' Pedagogical Possibilities website and blog.

From 2007 to 2012, Cate was Lecturer in Charge for the large first year course (IS-1) in Management Information Systems. In IS-1 she used innovative teaching design combining Gamification and Flipped Classroom (particularly Team Based Learning).

Prior to coming to Adelaide, she conducted Information Systems and Tertiary Education research with School of Information Systems, Technology and Management at the University of New South Wales, and the School of Management, UWS; and taught in Commerce / Management Information Systems and in ECommerce; EBusiness; IT Information Systems; Education; and Social Psychology; at University of Western Sydney, University of New South Wales and University of Technology Sydney.

Cate spent (carefully unspecified) years in Performing Arts and in Management in Ministry in Australia, NZ, USA, Canada, UK and Germany before coming to academia.

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Dr Cate Jerram

Cate is chief investigator on the Information Systems Research team (ISR), and the research partnership Human Aspects of Cyber Security (HACS) with co-researchers in the Defence Science and Technology Group (formerly DSTO).
As the Stephen Cole the Elder Fellow for the Faculty of the Professions, Cate is responsible for a portfolio supporting the learning and teaching in the faculty, with a focus on blended and online learning.

Cate designed and became Lecturer in Charge for both the Qualitative Methods course for Higher Degree Research students, and Business Research Methods for all Post Graduate students in the Business School; and is also the primary educator in the use of NVivo to support research for the University of Adelaide and the Adelaide Graduate Centre. Cate designed and leads the Tutor Induction Program and classes for all new Tutors in the Business School, and designed and ran the original Faculty Tutor Professional Development Program.

While previously seconded to the Faculty of the Professions, with a brief to design and implement projects to assist full-time and sessional teaching academics to improve their teaching and students’ learning, Cate became the designer, author and moderator of the Faculty of the Professions' Pedagogical Possibilities website and blog.

From 2007 to 2012, Cate was Lecturer in Charge for the large first year course (IS-1) in Management Information Systems. In IS-1 she used innovative teaching design combining Gamification and Flipped Classroom (particularly Team Based Learning).

Prior to coming to Adelaide, she conducted Information Systems and Tertiary Education research with School of Information Systems, Technology and Management at the University of New South Wales, and the School of Management, UWS; and taught in Commerce / Management Information Systems and in ECommerce; EBusiness; IT Information Systems; Education; and Social Psychology; at University of Western Sydney, University of New South Wales and University of Technology Sydney.

Cate spent (carefully unspecified) years in Performing Arts and in Management in Ministry in Australia, NZ, USA, Canada, UK and Germany before coming to academia.

ISR & HACS - Humans and Cyber Security research partnerships and alliances

Cate is Director of the Information Systems Research (ISR) team. ISR is a network of Systems researchers in the Business School, engaged in seven areas of research concentration. The majority of Cate's research is with partnerships and alliances to target specific aspects of human cyber-security and cyber-safety. ISR’s most prolific work to date has been with the Human Aspects of Cyber Security (HACS) team.

HACS is an established partnership with researchers from the Human and Social Modelling and Analysis team, National Security & Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Division (NSID), unit of the DST Group.  HACS' first client was the Department of Defence, researching human vulnerability to phishing. This research has expanded to incorporate broader understandings of the effect of human behaviour on organisational information and cyber security, and to work with other federal and state government organisations. ISR and HACS have received over $200,000 funding since commencing research into human aspects of cyber security in 2010.

Secondary partnerships currently being developed by ISR's Information & Cyber Security & Safety team include a partnership with researchers the School of Education to investigate cyber-security and cyber-safety for children, and another with researchers from Humanities & Social Sciences to explore issues of cyber-security and cyber-safety for senior citizens, the aging and elderly. Future partnerships will broaden the research to other sectors of society to ensure a broad-scale and global approach to an increasingly critical distributed global problem.

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2015 Stephen Cole the Elder Fellow University of Adelaide
2007 Academic University of Adelaide Business School

Awards and Achievements

Date Type Title Institution Name Amount
2010 Scott Henderson Award for Excellence in Teaching University of Adelaide Business School
2001 - 2001 Award for Excellence in Individual Teaching Western Sydney University

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2004 University of Western Sydney Australia PhD
1999 University of Western Sydney Australia BEd(Hons)
1997 - 1999 University of Western Sydney Australia BAdEd

Certifications

Date Title Institution name Country
Certificate IV in Assessment & Workplace Training VET Australia Australia
High Ropes & Low Ropes Instructor & Coach Adventure Training Systems Australia

Research Interests

Education, Education systems, Educational Technology and Computing, Information Systems, Information Systems Management, Information Systems Theory

Journals

Year Citation
2016 Moschakis, N. D., Jerram, C. & Loftus, J. (2016). Voluntary financial reporting strategies of South Australian independent schools. Third Sector Review, 22, 1, 25-48.
2015 Parsons, K., Young, E., Butavicius, M., McCormac, A., Pattinson, M. & Jerram, C. (2015). The influence of organizational information security culture on information security decision making. Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making, 9, 2, 117-129. 10.1177/1555343415575152
2015 Parsons, K., McCormac, A., Pattinson, M., Butavicius, M. & Jerram, C. (2015). The design of phishing studies: Challenges for researchers. Computers and Security, 52, 194-206. 10.1016/j.cose.2015.02.008
2015 Santiago-Brown, I., Metcalfe, A., Jerram, C. & Collins, C. (2015). Sustainability assessment in wine-grape growing in the New World: Economic, environmental, and social indicators for agricultural businesses. Sustainability (Switzerland), 7, 7, 8178-8204. 10.3390/su7078178
2014 Santiago-Brown, I., Jerram, C., Metcalfe, A. & Collins, C. (2014). What does sustainability mean? Knowledge gleaned from applying mixed methods research to wine grape growing. Journal of Mixed Methods Research, Online, 3, 1-20. 10.1177/1558689814534919
2014 Parsons, K., McCormac, A., Butavicius, M., Pattinson, M. & Jerram, C. (2014). Determining employee awareness using the Human Aspects of Information Security Questionnaire (HAIS-Q). Computers & Security, 42, 165-176. 10.1016/j.cose.2013.12.003
2014 Santiago-Brown, I., Metcalfe, A., Jerram, C. & Collins, C. (2014). Transnational comparison of sustainability assessment programs for viticulture and a case-study on programs' engagement processes. Sustainability, 6, 4, 2031-2066. 10.3390/su6042031
2014 Parsons, K., McCormac, A., Pattinson, M., Butavicius, M. & Jerram, C. (2014). A study of information security awareness in Australian government organisations. Information Management and Computer Security, 22, 4, 334-345. 10.1108/IMCS-10-2013-0078
2012 Pattinson, M., Jerram, C., Parsons, K., McCormac, A. & Butavicius, M. (2012). Why do some people manage phishing e-mails better than others?. Information Management & Computer Security, 20, 1, 18-28. 10.1108/09685221211219173
2011 Troshani, I., Jerram, C. & Rao Hill, S. (2011). Exploring the public sector adoption of HRIS. Industrial Management & Data Systems, 111, 3-4, 470-488. 10.1108/02635571111118314

Book Chapters

Year Citation
2006 Jerram, C. (2006). Applying adult education principles to an undergraduate subject. In T. Herrington & J. Herringon (Eds.), Authentic Learning Environments in Higher Education (pp. 107-119). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
2003 Cecez-Kecmanovic, D., Jerram, C. & Treleaven, L. (2003). A sensemaking view of knowledge in organisations: The insiders’ tale. In H. Hasan & M. Handzic (Eds.), Australian Studies in Knowledge Management Wollongong, NSW: University of Wollongong Press.

Conference Papers

Year Citation
2013 Pattinson, M. & Jerram, C. (2013). A study of information systems risk perceptions at a local government organisation.
2013 Parsons, K., McCormac, A., Butavicius, M., Pattinson, M. & Jerram, C. (2013). The development of the human aspects of information security questionnaire (HAIS-Q).
2013 Parsons, K., McCormac, A., Pattinson, M., Butavicius, M. & Jerram, C. (2013). An analysis of information security vulnerabilities at three Australian government organisations.
2013 Parsons, K., McCormac, A., Pattinson, M., Butavicius, M. & Jerram, C. (2013). Phishing for the truth: A scenario-based experiment of users’ behavioural response to emails. 28th IFIP TC11 International Information Security and Privacy Conference (IFIP SEC). L. Janczewski, H. Wolfe & S. Shenoi (Eds.) Auckland, NEW ZEALAND.
2011 Pattinson, M., Jerram, C., Parsons, K., McCormac, A. & Butavicius, M. (2011). Managing phishing emails: A scenario-based experiment.
2010 Pattinson, M. & Jerram, C. (2010). Examining end-user perceptions of information risks: an application of the Repertory Grid Technique. South African Information Security Multi-Conference. South Africa.
2010 Troshani, I., Jerram, C. & Gerrard, M. (2010). Exploring the organizational adoption of Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) in the Australian public sector. Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS). Brisbane.
2007 Jerram, C. (2007). To ‘cheat’ or not to ‘cheat’ – use of student-prepared notes (cheat sheets) in exams. Erga Conference (Sept. University of Adelaide, Aust.). Adelaide, South Australia.
2007 Jerram, C. (2007). Taking the pain out of GroupWork assignments. Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia. Conference (Adelaide, S.A.). Adelaide, South Australia.
2005 Jerram, C. (2005). Synthesising Sensemaking Approaches for Understanding Distributed Knowledge in Organisations. ACIS Socialising ITThinking About the People (Nov. 30 - Dec. 2 Sydney, Australia). Sydney, Australia.
2005 Jerram, C. (2005). Information systems rollout for a knowledge management initiative at the ABS. Australasian Conference on Information Systems. Sydney, Australia.
2004 Lewin, C. & Jerram, C. (2004). Creating Learning Communities: Using CMC Tools in Large Class Situations. Australasian Conference on Information Systems. Hobart, Tasmania.
2003 Jerram, C. & Lewin, C. (2003). The changing face of teaching: Using CMC tools for large group interaction. HERDSA Annual Conference (Christchurch, NZ). Christchurch, New Zealand.
2002 Jerram, C. (2002). Applying adult education principles to university teaching. Perth, WA.
2002 Jerram, C., Cecez-Kecmanovic, D., Treleaven, L. & Sykes, C. (2002). Email and Assumptions: a study in electronic (mis)understandings. Australasian Conference on Information Systems. Melbourne, Australia.
2002 Cecez-Kecmanovic, D. & Jerram, C. (2002). A Sense-Making Model of Knowledge Management in Organisations. European Conference on Information Systems. Gdansk, Poland.
2001 Cecez-Kecmanovic, D. & Jerram, C. (2001). Understanding Crisis from a Sense-Making Perspective: An IS Operation Change. Australian Conference on Information Systems, 2001 IS Odyssey: Where are we going in Cyberspace?. Coffs Harbour, NSW.

Conference Items

Year Citation
2010 Willison, J., Jerram, C., Hazel, S., Davidson, R. & Foley, B. (2010). 'Team Based Learning': students do read in advance and transform lectures into zones of analytical discussion. ERGA Conference. Adelaide, Australia.
2003 Cecez-Kecmanovic, D., Jerram, C., Treleaven, L. & Sykes, C. (2003). Knowledge in Organisations: a sensemaking view. Organizational Knowledge, Learning, and Capabilities. Conference. Barcelona, Spain.

2014-2015

 $120,580 

"Development of an Advanced Security Audit Tool" South Australian Collaboration Pathways Program, DFEEST (Department of Further Education, Employment, Science and Technology).

2012

$   20,000

“Employee Awareness of Information Security” DST Group

2011

$   20,000

“Employee Awareness of Information Security” DST Group

2009

$   10,000

“Human Factors in Phishing_2” DST Group and the Department of Defence

2008

$   10,000

“Human Factors in Phishing” DSTO and the Department of Defence

Cate's primary interest as an educator is in improving the quality of teaching, learning and assessment, regardless of the subject being taught.
Research Methods & Thesis Writing
Information and Cyber Security and Safety (Human Aspects)
Information Systems - management approach & perspective, and 'soft' skills
Tertiary & Adult Education
Knowledge Management

Research Students (Completed/Graduated)

  • Santiago-Brown, Irina: 2014. Sustainability Assessment in Wine Grape Growing. (PhD thesis). [Dean's Commendation]
  • Pattinson, Malcolm: 2012. An Examination of Information System Risk Perceptions Using the Repertory Grid Technique. (PhD thesis). [Dean's Commendation & nomination to ACPHIS Doctoral Medal]
  • Moschakis, Nicole: 2010. The Motivations behind Voluntary Financial Disclosures by Independent Schools of South Australia: An Exploratory Study. (MBR Thesis).

Current Research Students

  • Eglinton-Warner, Stephanie: Institutional Policy and Educational Practice: A Holistic Analysis of Policy Development, Implementation and its Impact on Teaching and Learning in Australian Universities
  • Golsby, Mark: Student Global Mobility –  An Investigation of Risk & Perceived Obligations of Safety
  • Griffiths, Neil: Improving caecal health by removing or reducing antimicrobials in meat rabbit production: use of Specified Pathogen Free (SPF) rabbits to study the influence of diet on the caecum and its microbiota.
  • Isaacson, David: An evidence-based framework for measuring and representing the effectiveness of e-learning
  • Lewin, Claire: eLearning and management implementation of Blended Learning at Australian Business Schools (academic perceptions)
  • McLean, Josie: Embedding sustainability into organisational DNA: a story of complexity
  • Moschakis, Nicole: The impact of the Australian not-for-profit regulatory reforms on the reporting practices of charities

Memberships

Date Role Membership Country
2013 - ongoing Higher Education Research Group Adelaide Australia
2009 - ongoing Team-Based Learning Collaborative
2007 - ongoing Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Australia
2005 - ongoing Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Australia
2000 - ongoing Association for Information Systems United States
2000 - ongoing Australasian Association for Information Systems

Industry Partnerships

Date Engagement Type Partner Name
2013 - ongoing Consultant Confidential - (Information Security partnerships)
Position
Academic - Management Information Systems
Phone
83134757
Fax
8313 4368
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Nexus 10 Tower
Room Number
9 03
Org Unit
Business School Office

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