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Dr Ashir Ahmed

Senior Lecturer
Ph.D., Monash University, Australia


Ashir Ahmed is a Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication at Swinburne University of Technology, Australia. He earned his PhD in Information Systems from Monash University. He teaches the units related to Database Management Systems, Data Visualization and Systems Acquisition and Implementation Management. His research interests focus on the role of technologies such as Information Technology and Web 2.0/Web 3.0 for creating positive social impact. He has been involved in research projects related to data visualization and business analytics for non-profit organizations. His other research projects include the use of social media for suicide prevention, evaluating the role of community consultation for anti-radicalisation through e-education, and developing the framework for using web 3.0 in disaster management. In 2016, he participated in the Theo Murphy High Flyer Think Tank and contributed in the policy discussion around interdisciplinary approach to living in a risky world. He has published his research findings in leading journals and conferences such as Pacific Asia Journal of the Association for Information Systems (PAJAIS), International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) and Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS).

Research interests

Social impact; Data Visualisation

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Associate Supervisor.

Fields of Research

  • Information Systems - 460900

Teaching areas

Data Visualisation;Database Systems


Also published as: Ahmed, Ashir; Ahmed, A. Z.; Ahmed, Ashir Z.; Ahmed, Ashir Zeeshan
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2020: Social media analysis for the identification of risky drinking cultures *; Access Health and Community
  • 2019: Digital literacy in rural Pakistan: Barriers and their solutions *; Tayyiba Educational Trust Fund
  • 2019: Mapping right-wing extremism in Victoria and applying a gender lens to develop prevention and deradicalisation approaches *; Department of Justice and Community Safety (Vic)
  • 2018: Doing better for vulnerable young parents and their children: an exploration of how the use of technology could catalyse system transformation *; Family Life Limited
  • 2015: Analysis of the CareRING client data *; Kildonan Uniting Care

* Chief Investigator