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Dr Paul Scifleet

Senior Lecturer, Information Systems
PhD (Information Systems), University of Sydney, Australia


Before joining the Department of Business Technology and Entrepreneurship (BTE), Paul held positions with the Discipline of Business Information Systems at the University of Sydney and the School of Information Systems, Technology and Management at the University of New South Wales. He has been a visiting Scholar with the Information School at the University of Sheffield and the Royal School Library and Information Science, Copenhagen and Research Fellow with the School of Information Studies at Charles Sturt University. Paul is currently a research affiliate with the Information Design Lab, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany.

Paul is Co-Director of the Information Systems for Social Impact Research Group in BTE at Swinburne. On any given day, he can be found researching the governance and management of information across 3 critical areas: (1) digital asset management, including enterprise information and personal information management; (2) emerging information technologies and their impact on human information behaviour; (3) information governance in business and e-government contexts (with interests in the governance and security of digital documents and records and the rights of digital identity in all its contexts). Paul approaches his research from the interpretative traditions of digital documentary practice: he is interested in the challenges that governing and managing  information resources (digital documents & records), digital representation & identity, human information behaviour bring to businesses and government and, he applies expertise in policy analysis, digital ethnography and content analysis to inform research in these changing dimensions of the digital economy.

Current research activities include:
  (1) information governance, compliance and reporting in the digital economy; (2) Human information behaviour in new wave tech (self tracking, smart home technologies), and personal information management; (3) information protection, assurance and governance of national ID programs.

Research interests

Human Information Behaviour; Strategic Information Management; Personal Information Management; Cybersecurity practices (consumers, personal & individual); Information Governance; Digital Asset Management; e-Government

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

PhD topics and outlines

Applications from prospective PhD students: interested in pursuing research topics within my listed areas of research interests and current projects are welcome.


Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Information Governance, Policy And Ethics - 461004
  • Business Information Management (incl. Records, Knowledge And Intelligence) - 350302
  • Business Information Systems - 350303

Teaching areas

Strategic Information Management;Digital Business Innovation;Information Governance, Risk and Security


  • 2015, International, Awarded Outstanding Reviewer award for Aslib Journal of Information Management , Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence
  • 2011, International, Honorary Life Member, Beta Sigma Alpha & Beta Alpha Psi, International Honours Society
  • 2005, International, Best Paper: 'In the philosophy room: Australian realism and digital content development. Selected for publication in Literary and Linguistic Computing, vol.21: 2, pp. 159-167, 2006, ACH/ALLC 2005: International Conference on Humanities Computing and Digital Scholarship, British Columbia, Canada, 18th June 2005

Professional memberships

  • 2015 (current): Committee Member, ISACA Academic Advocate and Faculty Advisor. International Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), Australia
  • 2015 - 2015: Chair, DOCAM 2015, the 12th Annual Meeting of the Document Academy,UTS, Sydney, NSW, Australia July 2015, Australia
  • 2018 - 2019: Chair, 1st & 2nd Annual Somali-Australian Research & Community Symposium: The role of ICT in the democratisation of Somalia, Australia


Also published as: Scifleet, Paul; Scifleet, P.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2022: Information Governance and the development of Information Management as a Service (IMaaS) *; ASTRAL
  • 2021: ARC Training Centre for Information Resilience (CIRES) *; ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centres
  • 2021: Curating Systems of Engagement *; ASTRAL
  • 2021: Information Architecture and Forensic Data Analysis *; ASTRAL
  • 2020: SCOPE 3, collecting and reporting last mile Green House Gas emissions: prototype and field trial *; Scope_FS
  • 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

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