Romy Jia

Romy Jia

Associate Lecturer

School of Public Health

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Romy Jia is an associate lecturer at the Synthesis Science Division, JBI, University of Adelaide. She has extensive teaching experience in health and social science, including the conduct of systematic review and scoping reviews in evidence-based healthcare. Romy is an experienced researcher and has been involved in the conduct of diverse types of systematic reviews and scoping reviews in the healthcare domain. She is the coordinator of the JBI Scoping Review Network and the convenor of JBI scoping review methodology group, an esteemed international collective dedicated to enhancing the rigor and quality of scoping reviews. Additionally, she actively contributes to the product design and development of JBI SUMARI, a software widely used for conducting systematic reviews.
Romy's research background encompasses information science and social science, with a specific focus on major life transitions, marginalized communities, and health information behaviour. Her extensive research training, coupled with a strong commitment to community engagement, has provided her with a deep understanding of the challenges faced by marginalized populations. During her PhD, she developed grounded conceptualisations of the online peer interactions and meaning-making information practices that acknowledge the needs, goals, and values of sexuality- and gender-marginalised LGBTQIA+ young adults going through their identity transitions. Romy’s work highlights the importance of embodied information and social interactions in the construction of personal meaning during identity transitions.

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2022 Du, J. T., Peters, S., Haines, J., Trevorrow, A. E., Jia, R. M., & Ziaian, T. (2022). A Framework for Co-designing and Developing Participatory Storymaps with Aboriginal Communities. Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 59(1), 420-425.
    DOI
    2022 Jia, R. M., Du, J. T., & Zhao, Y. C. (2022). Characteristics of the health information seeking behavior of LGBTQ+ individuals: a systematic review on information types, information sources and influencing factors. Journal of Documentation, 78(2), 361-388.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS8
    2020 Jia, R. M., Du, J. T., Zhao, Y., & Velasquez, D. (2020). LGBTQ+ individuals seeking information and support from online communities to navigate unpleasant emotions. Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 57(1), 1-3.
    DOI Scopus1
    2020 Yin, S., Zhang, J., Jia, M., & Hu, J. (2020). How to evaluate and select a data repository for humanities and social science: a case study of fudan university data repository for humanities and social science. Library Trends, 69(1), 125-137.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS1
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2021 Jia, R. M., Du, J. T., & Zhao, Y. C. (2021). Needs for Relatedness: LGBTQ+ Individuals' Information Seeking and Sharing in an Online Community. In CHIIR 2021 - Proceedings of the 2021 Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (pp. 291-294). New York, USA: ACM.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS2
  • Position: Associate Lecturer
  • Email: romy.jia@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Adelaide
  • Building: 55 King William Road - Norwich Building, floor Third Floor
  • Org Unit: JBI

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