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Dr Jason Sargent

Lecturer, Information Systems
PhD, University of Sydney, Australia; Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology (Hons), University of Wollongong, Australia


Dr. Jason Sargent is a lecturer in the field of Information Systems. For more than 20 years his teaching, research and field work nexus has been about bringing people and technology together for a better world. His PhD fieldwork was conducted on the Thai-Burma Border with refugees near Mae Sot and more recently with remote indigenous communities in the Satpuda Ranges of Maharashtra, India. Jason is a member of the IEEE's Society on the Social Implications of Technology and Associate Editor for both the IEEE Technology & Society Magazine & IEEE Transactions on Technology & Society. Some of Jason's recent invited presentations include for the American Association of Geographers (AAG 2022), The Social Implications for National Security SINS (Washington DC 2021 and Hong Kong 2022) and Arizona State University's Public Interest Technology Colloquium (2022). For a taste of Jason's work you may like to watch his presentation: Atticus Finch 5.0: The Critical Role of Elders in Mediating Securitization and Inspiring NextGen PIT available at

Research interests

Social impact; Imagineering; short-term mobility projects; India; ICT4D; humanitarian technology; refugees; social capital; communities of practice; Data Justice

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

Fields of Research

  • Business Systems In Context - 350300

Teaching areas

Overseas Short-term Mobility Projects;IT for Social Impact India Project;Professional Issues in IT


  • 2020, Swinburne, Teaching Excellence Award, Faculty of Business & Law
  • 2018, International, PIEoneer Award, Real Life Learning, Professionals in International Education
  • 2016, International, QS-UNISOLUTION Inaugural Staff Mobility IMPACT Award, QS-UNISOLUTION


Also published as: Sargent, Jason; Sargent, J.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2020: SCOPE 3, collecting and reporting last mile Green House Gas emissions: prototype and field trial *; Scope_FS
  • 2019: Digital literacy in rural Pakistan: Barriers and their solutions *; Tayyiba Educational Trust Fund
  • 2018: Preparing for Election 2021: Somalia’s National Digital Identity Program and the role of ICT in Somalia’s federal election, 2021 *; SOMALI_ASSN

* Chief Investigator