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Professor R.M. Bennett

Professor Information Systems


Rohan is a Professor in Information Systems, specializing in geospatial, cadastral, surveying and land data science. He earned a PhD from the University of Melbourne in 2008, and holds degrees in Science (Information Systems) and Engineering (Geomatics, Honors). Over two decades he has designed, developed, and delivered award winning undergraduate, postgraduate and tailor-made educational programs - working with leading institutions including Swinburne; University of Twente (Netherlands), Technical University of Munich (Germany); and the University of Melbourne. He has also collaborated and consulted extensively with developing contexts, helping to build academic capacity in government and universities across Eastern Africa, Eastern Europe, and South East Asia. He has won and led large-scale international research grants, including the 3.9M Euro Horizon2020 its4land project, and more recently, he worked directly with the Swinburne backed start-up 'mDetect'. He has co-authored over 100 high-ranking journal papers, working at the intersection of system design, analysis and evaluation, with a specific focus on property registration and land information systems. He has advanced into leadership roles, delivering strategically and operationally on education, research, accreditation, discipline management, business development, and consortium project management, across a range of organisations. His leadership style is collaborative, respectful, and results driven.

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.


Also published as: Bennett, R.; Bennett, Rohan; Bennett, R. M.; Bennett, Rohan M.; Bennett, Rohan Mark
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2023: Mining with muons: muon tomography methods for site exploration and safety management *; Department of Education - Australia’s Economic Accelerator
  • 2021: Scaling of detection devices through automation for rapid commercialistion *; mDetect Pty Ltd
  • 2018: Advancing collaborative research in responsible and smart land management in and for Africa (ADLAND) *; GIZ
  • 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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