Dr Marilyn Wells Information and Communication Technology / School of Engineering and Technology
Head of Postgraduate ICT Programmes
PhD, M.Comm (IS), MACS(SNR)
Phone: (07) 4923 2758 - Ext: 52758
- Skype: marilyn.wells_cqu
- Alternative Phone: International: +617 4923 2758
Prior to joining CQUniversity, I was with University of Western Sydney (UWS) until early 2006. At UWS, I taught in the areas of information systems, and knowledge management. Prior to joining UWS, I held various senior management positions in insurance and environmental industry, and I worked in the information systems, finance and administration areas. From early 1990s until 1996 I was a consultant implementing ERP systems in small to medium size organisations.
My research interests involve the issues surrounding organisational change, particularly as it applies to changing information systems, resistance to change and the power redistribution that generally follows such change. I am specifically interested in how behavioural issues facilitate knowledge transfer during collaborative tasks in a changing environment.
Committee member for Queensland Branch Executive of Australian Computer Society (ACS)
Australian Computer Society (ACS);
International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA)
The Association of Business Process Management Professionals (ABPMP)
The Project Management Institute (PMI)
Head of Postgraduate Information Systems/Project Management courses within the School of Engineering Technology
Chair of the ICT Program Committe
CQUniversity ACS Liaison
Past - Co-convenor of People, Education, Technology and Organisations (PETO) within Learning and Teaching Research Centre (LTERC)
Past - Chair of Undergraduate Program Committee and Head of Program for Bachelor of Information Systems
Past - Convenor of Blended and Online Learning (BOL) SIG within Learning and Teaching Research Centre (LTERC)
Perceptions of Knowledge Gatekeepers: social aspects of information exchange in an organisation undergoing change. University of Western Sydney, Sydney.
CQU Division of Teaching and Learning Services, Learning & Teaching Grant, "A Community of Practice: Enhancing Student Learning through Sharing Assessment Practices"
Wells, M. and Coronado, G. (2013) From Competing Commitments to Workthink as a Tactic of Resistance", in Organizational Cultures: An International Journal, Volume 12, Issue 1, On the Organisation, Chicago
Social aspects of organisational change, including information systems
Grounded Theory Methodology
Groupthink and Cognitive Dissonance
Dimensions of power
Balasooriya L N, P., Wibowo, S., & Wells, M. (2018). Data security and privacy on the cloud: Driving to the next era of technology with confidence. In K. J. Kim, & N. Joukov (Eds.), Mobile and Wireless Technologies 2017. ICMWT 2017 Vol. 425 (pp. 203-212). New York, NY: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-981-10-5281-1_22
Sabharwal, R., Hossain, M. R., Chugh, R., & Wells, M. (2018). Learning management systems in the workplace: A literature review. In M. J. W. Lee, S. Nikolic, M. Ros, J. Shen, L. C. U. Lei, G. K. W. Wong, & N. Wenkatarayalu (Eds.), Proceedings of 2018 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering (TALE) (pp. 387-393). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE. doi:10.1109/tale.2018.8615158
Balasooriya, P., Wibowo, S., & Wells, M. (2017). Factors influencing Cloud technology adoption in Australian organisations. In J. L. Mitrpanont, & W. Swangphol (Eds.), Proceeding of 2017 2nd International Conference on Information Technology (INCIT) (pp. 31-37). Piscataway, NJ.: IEEE. doi:10.1109/INCIT.2017.8257858
Jha, S., Jha, M., O'Brien, L., & Wells, M. (2015). Streaming Big Data into the enterprise architecture : challenges and opportunities. In Proceedings of the 2nd Asia-Pacific World Congress on Computer Science and Engineering (APWC on CSE 2015), 2-4 December 2015, Nadi, Fiji. (pp. 1-10). Piscataway, NJ.: IEEE.
Jha, S., Jha, M., O'Brien, L., & Wells, M. (2014). Integrating legacy system into Big Data solutions : time to make the change. In APWC on CSE 2014 : IEEE Asia-Pacific world congress on computer science and engineering, 4-5 November 2014, Nadi, Fiji (pp. 1-10). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE. doi:10.1109/APWCCSE.2014.7053872
Wells, M., & Jones, B. (2005). Commonsense ISD : an empirical approach to teaching systems analysis and design. In Proceedings of the seventh Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE2005), Newcastle, N.S.W. (pp. 1-7). Sydney, NSW: Australian Computer Society, Inc.
Wells, M., & Brook, P. (2004). Conversational KM : student driven learning. In Proceedings of the sixth Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE2004), Newcastle, N.S.W. (pp. 335-341). Sydney, N.S.W.: Australian Computer Society.
Wells, M., & Brook, P. (2003). Learning about knowledge management through enforced collaboration using web-based repositories. In Proceedings of the 4th International WE-B Conference : e-Business and information systems, 24-25 November 2003, Perth, Western Australia. (pp. 1-6). Perth, Western Australia: School of Management Systems, The We-B Centre, Edith Cowan University.
Wells, M., & Fisher, M. (2007). The Phenomena of uncontrolled communication as resistance during the implementation of an enterprise resource planning system. In Proceedings of the 21st ANZAM 2007 Conference: managing our intellectual and social capital, Sydney, Australia, 4-7 December 2007. (pp. 1-14). Canning Bridge, Western Australia: Promoco Conventions.
Balasooriya, P., Wibowo, S., Grandhi, S., & Wells, M. (2017). The impact of security concerns on personal innovativeness, behavioural and adoption intentions of Cloud technology. Software Networking, 2017(1), 265-290. doi:10.13052/jsn2445-9739.2017.013
Balasooriya, P., Wibowo, S., & Wells, M. (2016). Green cloud computing and economics of the cloud: Moving towards sustainable future. GSTF Journal on Computing, 5(1), 15-20. doi:10.5176/2251-3043_4.4.347
Wells, M., & Coronado, G. (2013). From competing commitments to workthink as a tactic of resistance. Organizational cultures: an international journal: section of: the international journal of knowledge, culture and change management., 12(1), 33-43.
Wells, M., & Brook, P. (2008). Web 2.0 technologies : a knowledge gatekeeper perspective in the educational environment. Studies in learning, evaluation, innovation and development., 5(3), 30-44. Retrieved from http://sleid.cqu.edu.au/viewarticle.php?id=200
Jha, M., Jha, S., O'Brien, L., & Wells, M. (2017). Road Map for Data Integration Architecture for Business Intelligence. In ICIT 2017 : 19th International Conference on Interpreting and Translation (pp. 10 pages). Copenhagen, Denmark: World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET).
Egelstaff, R., & Wells, M. (2013). Data governance frameworks and change management. In Unknown (Ed.), Health information governance in a digital environment. (pp. 108-119). Amsterdam: IOS Press. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-291-2-108
Kankanady, R., & Wells, M. (2013). Organising and presenting information. In Unknown (Ed.), Health information governance in a digital environment (pp. 209-230). Amsterdam: IOS Press. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-291-2-209
Wells, M. (2012). Organisational change and acceptance : perspectives of the technology acceptance model. In Unknown (Ed.), Inter-organizational information systems and business management : theories for researchers (pp. 99-118). Hershey, PA, USA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-60960-768-5.ch007
Wells, M., & Brook, P. (2009). Self-service and e-education : the relationship to self-directed learning. In D. Oliver, C. R. Livermore, & F. Sudweeks (Eds.), Self-service in the internet age : expectations and experiences (1st ed., pp. 37-62). London: Springer.
Wells, M., & Coronado, G. (2007). Knowledge gatekeepers and the groupthink phenomena : some reflections on workthink and the politics of information systems implementations. Rockhampton.: Central Queensland University.
Wells, M., & Fisher, M. (2007). The Phenomena of staff resistance in organizations during the implementation of an information system. Rockhampton.: Central Queensland University.