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Associate Professor Rohan Bennett

Associate Professor, Information Systems
PhD, The University of Melbourne, Australia; BSci (Information Systems), The University of Melbourne, Australia; BEng (Hons - Geomatics), The University of Australia, Australia


Rohan is an Associate Professor in Information Systems with the Swinburne Business School, Melbourne, Australia. He specializes in spatial information systems and property information management. He has previously held posts with University of Twente (NL), Kadaster International (NL) and University of Melbourne (AU). He led and worked on the Euro Commission H2020 project 'its4land' - and is currently involved with project work on application of blockchain, UAVs, auto feature extraction, in land rights management. He is also an experienced Project Manager, with recent experiences including projects in Armenia, Indonesia, and France. He was Director for the School of Land Administration Studies (U-Twente, NL) in 2016-17. At Swinburne, he has been Discipline Leader (Information System) and a representative on the Faculty Research Committee.

Research interests

ICT4D; Land Informatics; Digital Business; Geographic Information Systems

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.


Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Geomatic Engineering - 090900
  • Information Systems - 080600
  • Business Information Systems - 150302

Teaching areas

Information Systems;Database Analysis and Design;Research Projects


  • 2019, Swinburne, Top Ranking Teacher (SSS > 9/10), Swinburne
  • 2019, International, Article of the Month - October 2019, International Federation of Surveyors
  • 2018, International, Survey Review Prize, Survey Review / Taylor & Francis / FIG
  • 2018, International, Best Paper 2018 - Journal of Spatial Sciences, Taylor & Francis
  • 2017, National, Top Performer (Multiple Units), Open Universities Australia
  • 2017, International, Article of Month - Febuary 2017, International Federation of Surveyors
  • 2016, International, Copernicus Masters - Sustainable Living Challenge (3rd), European Space Agency (ESA)
  • 2015, International, 40-under-40 Remarkable Geospatial Professionals, XYht Magazine
  • 2014, Other, ITC Top Teacher, SAB, ITC Faculty, University of Twente
  • 2011, International, Article of the Month - June 2011, International Federation of Surveyors

Further information



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

  • 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, 202 *; SOMALI_ASSN

* Chief Investigator

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