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Dr Cate Jerram

Cate Jerram
Academic - Management Information Systems
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.

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD — email supervisor to discuss availability.

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
2017 - 2018 Manager, Special Academic Projects University of Adelaide, Adelaide
2015 - 2016 Stephen Cole the Elder Fellow University of Adelaide
2007 Academic University of Adelaide Business School

Awards and Achievements

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

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

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.
DOI Scopus10
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, 7(7), 8178-8204.
DOI Scopus7 WoS6
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.
DOI Scopus11 WoS8
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.
DOI Scopus7
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.
DOI Scopus1 WoS1
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.
DOI Scopus9 WoS6
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.
DOI Scopus46 WoS27
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.
DOI Scopus27
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.
DOI Scopus42 WoS24

Book Chapters

Conference Papers

Year Citation
2016 Pattinson, M., Butavicius, M., Parsons, K., McCormac, A., Calic, D., & Jerram, C. (2016). The information security awareness of bank employees. In Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Human Aspects of Information Security and Assurance, HAISA 2016 (pp. 189-198).
Scopus1
2015 Pattinson, M., Butavicius, M., Parsons, K., McCormac, A., & Jerram, C. (2015). Examining attitudes toward information security behaviour using mixed methods. In S. Furnell, & N. Clarke (Eds.), Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Human Aspects of Information Security & Assurance, HAISA 2015 (pp. 57-70). United Kingdom: Plymouth University.
Scopus4
2014 Parsons, K., Mccormac, A., Pattinson, M., Butavicius, M., & Jerram, C. (2014). Using actions and intentions to evaluate categorical responses to phishing and genuine emails. In Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Human Aspects of Information Security and Assurance, HAISA 2014 (pp. 30-41). Plymouth, United Kingdom: University of Plymouth.
2013 Parsons, K., McCormac, A., Pattinson, M., Butavicius, M., & Jerram, C. (2013). An analysis of information security vulnerabilities at three Australian government organisations. In Proceedings of the European Information Security Multi-Conference, EISMC 2013 (pp. 34-44).
Scopus5
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. In L. Janczewski, H. Wolfe, & S. Shenoi (Eds.), IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology Vol. 405 (pp. 366-378). Auckland, NEW ZEALAND: SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN.
Scopus9 WoS3
2013 Pattinson, M., & Jerram, C. (2013). A study of information systems risk perceptions at a local government organisation. In Proceedings of the 24th Australasian Conference on Information Systems.
2013 Parsons, K., McCormac, A., Butavicius, M., Pattinson, M., & Jerram, C. (2013). The development of the human aspects of information security questionnaire (HAIS-Q). In Proceedings of the 24th Australasian Conference on Information Systems.
2011 Pattinson, M., Jerram, C., Parsons, K., McCormac, A., & Butavicius, M. (2011). Managing phishing emails: A scenario-based experiment. In Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Human Aspects of Information Security and Assurance, HAISA 2011 (pp. 75-85).
2010 Troshani, I., Jerram, C., & Gerrard, M. (2010). Exploring the organizational adoption of Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) in the Australian public sector. In Proceedings of the 21st Australasian Conference on Information Systems (pp. 1-12). www: AIS.
Scopus8
2010 Pattinson, M., & Jerram, C. (2010). Examining end-user perceptions of information risks: an application of the Repertory Grid Technique. In Proceedings of the South African Information Security Multi-Conference (pp. 2-12). UK: University of Plymouth.
2007 Jerram, C. (2007). Taking the pain out of GroupWork assignments. In Proceedings of the 30th HERDSA 2007 (pp. 8 pages). Online: HERDSA.
2007 Jerram, C. (2007). To ‘cheat’ or not to ‘cheat’ – use of student-prepared notes (cheat sheets) in exams. In Assessment that Works : ERGA Conference 2007. Adelaide, South Australia.
2005 Jerram, C. (2005). Information systems rollout for a knowledge management initiative at the ABS. In Proceedings of ACIS 2005: 16th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, 29th November-2 December 2005, Sydney, Australia (pp. 1-10). Sydney, Australia: Australasian Chapter of the Association for Information Systems.
2005 Jerram, C. (2005). Synthesising Sensemaking Approaches for Understanding Distributed Knowledge in Organisations. In Proceedings of ACIS 2005 (pp. 12 pages). Online: AIS.
2004 Lewin, C., & Jerram, C. (2004). Creating Learning Communities: Using CMC Tools in Large Class Situations. In Proceedings of 15th Australasian Conference on Information Syste. Hobart, Tasmania.
2003 Jerram, C., & Lewin, C. (2003). The changing face of teaching: Using CMC tools for large group interaction. In Proceedings of HERDSA 2003. Christchurch, New Zealand.
2002 Cecez-Kecmanovic, D., & Jerram, C. (2002). A Sense-Making Model of Knowledge Management in Organisations. In European Conference on Information Systems. Gdansk, Poland.
2002 Jerram, C., Cecez-Kecmanovic, D., Treleaven, L., & Sykes, C. (2002). Email and Assumptions: a study in electronic (mis)understandings. In Australasian Conference on Information Systems (pp. 509-521). Melbourne, Australia: School of Information Systems, Victoria University.
2002 Jerram, C. (2002). Applying adult education principles to university teaching. In Research and Development in Higher Education: Quality Conversations 2002. Perth, WA.
2001 Cecez-Kecmanovic, D., & Jerram, C. (2001). Understanding Crisis from a Sense-Making Perspective: An IS Operation Change. In ACIS 2001 Proceedings Vol. Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia, 2001. Coffs Harbour, NSW.

Conference Items

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

Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2018 Principal Supervisor Madness of The Crowd: How Social Media is Reshaping Politics, Enhancing Democracy & Political Engagement through Exploration of Political Segmentation & Voting Tendencies Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Anas Al-Shamleh
2017 Principal Supervisor Human Factor in Organizational Information and Cyber Security Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mrs Georgia Psaroulis
2016 Principal Supervisor Institutional Policy and Educational Practice: A Holistic Analysis of Policy Development, Implementation and its Impact on Teaching and Learning in Australian Universities Master of Philosophy Master Part Time Ms Stephanie Eglinton-Warner
2013 Co-Supervisor Evidence - Based E-Learning Design Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr David Jack Isaacson
2012 Principal Supervisor Not-For-Profit Financial Reporting and Accountability to External Stakeholders Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mrs Nicole Moschakis
2009 Principal Supervisor Academic Perceptions of Blended Learning - Opportunities and Limitations Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Miss Claire Leonie Lewin

Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2013 - 2014 Co-Supervisor Sustainability assessment in wine grape growing Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Irina Santiago-Brown
2010 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Embedding Sustainability into Organisational DNA: a story of complexity Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Josie Joy McLean
2008 - 2012 Principal Supervisor An Examination of Information System Risk Perceptions Using the Repertory Grid Technique Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Malcolm Robert Pattinson

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, floor 10
Room Number
10 34
Org Unit
Business School Office

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