Dr Susan Bandias

PhD; MA Hons (Edu); MA (Edu); Grad. Dip. Computer Edu; Dip. Teaching

Senior Lecturer in Business
Coordinator Bachelor of Commerce

Dr Susan Bandias is a Senior Lecturer in the Business School.  She has extensive experience in the education sector having taught across all levels of the education spectrum including primary, secondary, vocational, undergraduate and postgraduate levels.  This experience has enabled her to work successfully in complex learning environments; to successfully lead and manage academic and administrative staff and to coordinate educational programs at the discipline and course level.

Susan is an active contributor to the CDU community and is currently the Course Coordinator for the Bachelor of Commerce, Marketing and Management Discipline Leader, Chair of the Business School Research and Research Training Committee and Deputy Associate Dean of the Faculty Research and Research Training Committee.

Susan has taken a leading role in community engagement and successfully combines her professional interest in the social implications of information communication technology by actively engaging with the professions, the local and national community.  She has been a member of the NT Branch Executive of the Australian Computer Society (ACS) for over 15 years.  She was also Director of the national ACS Women's Board for two terms, served on the National Telecommunications Board for two years and is a member of the ACS Congress - the peak decision-making body of the ICT sector, for four years.  Her contribution to the profession, public policy, research and the broader community was recently reconnised with an "Exceptional Service Award" by the ACS.

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Teaching

  • Organisational behaviour
  • Fundamentals of management
  • Managing across cultures
  • Human resource management
  • Industrial relations

Research

Research Interests

  • Social media
  • Indigenous use of ICT
  • Pathways for Indigenous students
  • Gender issues
  • Dual sector institutions

Professional Associations

  • Fellow of the Australian Computer Society (FACS)
  • Member of the Australian Institute of Management (AIMM)

Publications

2015 

Bandias S and Sharma R The Implications of Ageism for Women in the Australian ICT Sector.  Currently under peer review by the journal of Gender, Work and Organisations

Bandias S and Sharma R How Social are we in the NT? An exploratory study of the use of Social Media in the Northern Territory. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Vol.5 No. 9 (1)

Bandias S. Sharma R. Misra R.  An Australian Case Study: Does the Employment Experience Contribute to the Under Representation of Women In The Information Communication Technology Sector. Proceedings of Annual Tokyo Business Research Conference 9 - 10 November 2015, Shinjuku Washington Hotel, Tokyo, Japan, ISBN: 978-1-922069-88-7

Bandias S and Sharma R Women in the ICT Profession: Does Membership of a Professional Association make a Difference to their Career? International Journal of Arts and Sciences Vol 8(5) pp359-369

Bandias S and Sharma R Student Use of Social Media at Charles Darwin University to the Journal of Economic and Social policy (currently under peer  Review)

2014

Bandias.S, Fuller.D,Larkin.S Vocational education, Indigenous students and the choice of pathways. Journal of International Education Research Vol 10:3 p1-21

2012

Bandias.S, & Gilding, T.  Social Media : The New Tool in Business Education (Book chapter Chandos Publishing UK)

Bandias.S, Fuller.D,Larkin.S Vocational education, Indigenous students and the choice of pathways. NCVER Adelaide

Fuller,D.  Bandias,S. and Holmes, S. Aboriginal Economic and Human Development in the Northern Territory of Australia: To work or Not to Work. A Clash of Non-Indigenous Beliefs. Economic Papers

2011

Warne, L; Bandias, S; and Fuller,D. The Employment Experiences of Women in the Australian Information Communication Technology Industry, Journal of Economic and Social Policy: Vol. 14: Iss. 1, Article 2.

Bandias,S. Fulller, D & Pfitzner, D. Vocational and Higher Education in Australia: A Need for Closer Collaboration. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management. Vol. 3:6

2010

Bandias, S. Building Indigenous Social Capital in an Online World: PLATFORM: Journal of Media and Communication ANZCA Special Edition (April):38-51

Bandias, S. The Role of Telecommunications in Facilitating Community Engagement, Social Capital and Social Inclusion. Telecommunications Journal of Australia (November) Vol59,3

2009

Bandias & Warne: An Overview of the Findings of the ACS W Survey: Information Age: August-Sept 2009

Bandias, S. Telecommunications Access, Social Capital and Sustainable Development: WASET Journal Volume 54 pp 907 - 91920703723 ISSN

2007

Bandias, S. Can We Negotiate? Article in the May edition of the ACS  Information Age p33.

Bandias, S. &Vemuri.S Telecommunications Infrastructure  Facilitating the Sustainable Development of in Rural and Remote Communities in Northern Australia in the Journal Telecommunications Policy, Elsevier Vol 29 2-3 pp 237– 249

Bandias, S. Communicating in Isolation - The Role of Women in the Development of ICT in the Northern Territory.  Publisher University of South Australia, North Terrace, ISBN 1920927433

2002

Bandias, S. Integrating Technology in a Virtual Learning Environment . IEEE Technical Committee on learning technology  Volume V issue 4. ISSN 1438-0625 also available at http://www.ieeetclt.org/issues/october2002/index.html#7

Bandias, S. Article Learning in the 21 Century for the ACS publication SyNTacs

Bandias,S. Painted Waterholes of the Great Sandy Desert CD Rom

1996

Bandias,SThe Bombing of DarwininGateways Information Technology and the Learning Process pp67-70 Commonwealth of Australia ISBN 0642252130

1993

Bandias,S. & Beard.G Blackline Masters For Computing  Macmillan Publishing Co. Author of the computing section Macmillan Mathematics K - 7

Bandias,S. & Beard.G Activity Maths - Level 1 - Macmillan Publishing Co. Melbourne Victoria

Bandias,S. & Beard.G Activity Maths - Level 2 - Macmillan Publishing Co. Melbourne Victoria

Bandias,S. & Beard.G Activity Maths - Level 3 - Macmillan Publishing Co. Melbourne Victoria

1991

Bandias,S. & Beard.G Polyhedra Nets - Macmillan Publishing Co. Melbourne Victoria

1990

Bandias,S. & Beard.G Databases as a School Resource - PETA (1990)

Submissions

2009

 The review of Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency ACT. Co-authored with Dr Leoni Warne and written on behalf of the Australian Computer Society

2008

The Department of Communication Information Technology and the Arts (DCITA) Review of the Universal Service Obligation. Co-authored with Professor Coutts and written on behalf of the Australian Computer Society

2001

The Department of Communication Information Technology and the Arts (DCITA) Telecommunications Action Plan for Remote Indigenous Communities (TAPRIC).

Conferences & Presentations

2015

Invited presenter at CDU staff forum Women in the Australian ICT Sector (Forum coordinator Professor Sharon Bell of CDU)

Co - presented results of research on the Use of Social Media in the Northern Territory at CDU’s Social Media Week

Invited panelist and key note speaker at the 10th Anniversary of the founding of the ACS Women’s Board –Menzies hotel,  Sydney Australia

An Australian Case Study: Does the Employment Experience Contribute to the Under Representation of Women in the Information Communication Technology Sector to the Annual Tokyo Business Research Conference - Tokyo Japan 11 November 2015.

World University Forum conference at Savannah Georgia Savannah Georgia - Student Use of Social Media at Charles Darwin University

2014

Invited Guest Speaker NCVER Melbourne conference Realising our Potential– widening participation through Education and Training (April)

2013

World University Forum – Canada: Vocational education, Indigenous students and the choice of pathways

International Education Conference – Hawaii -  Indigenous Students In The Tertiary Education Sector 

2011

CDU Staff Forum. Gender Pay Equity - Myth or Reality?

Key Note Speaker Gender Pay Equity Forum hosted by the NT Office of Women’s Policy and Business Professional Women (NT.)

2010

Key Note Speaker Public Forum. An Overview of the ACS-W Survey. Darwin  hosted by the Australian Computer Society.

An Overview of the ACS-W Survey. Paper presented at the Working Women’s Conference Darwin NT. Hosted by NT Working Women’s Centre.

2009

Bandias.S & Warne.L, Women in ICT – Retain and Sustain: An Overview of the ACS-W Survey. 20th Australasian Conference on Information Systems. ACIS 2009 Conference Clayton Melbourne 2 – 4 December 2009

Bandias,S. Telecommunications Access, Social Capital and Sustainable Development:Paper presented at the WASET Conference Paris June 2009.

2007

Bandias,S. The Challenge of Servicing Diverse community environments -Five case studies from the Northern Territory (Conference paper) International Telecommunications Society. Beijing.

Awards

2015

Recipient of an “Exceptional Service Award” by the National Congress of the Australian Computer Society 

2012

Best paper awarded International Education Conference (Hawaii) for paper titled Indigenous Students In The Tertiary Education Sector 

2010

ACS Women’s survey awarded International Best Practice in Gender Equality by the European Union. 

1994

Recipient of a Teacher Special Award by the Technology Education Federation of Australia for the teaching and development of a Multimedia program in an educational context.

1988

Recipient of the Victoria College Prize for the Most Outstanding Graduate (Diploma of Teaching) 

Grants

2013

Recipient of CDU  Faculty Small Grant ($5000) and NT ACS grant of $3000 to examine the use of Social Media in the NT (2013)

2011

Recipient of $70 000 NCVER Research Grant . Project Investigation of the pathways undertaken by Indigenous Vocational Education and Training students in their transition from study to work. (2011)

Recipient of $55,000 to investigate effective management strategies CAAPS (NT)

Recipient of ACS funded national survey of Women in ICT $35,000 over 2 years.

2010

Recipient of $20 000 for ACS funded project to undertake a follow up national survey of Women in ICT sector.

Recipient of $10 000 for 12 months - ACS funded research grant to examine  gender equity  in the ICT sector . Funded project included research and public forums via the ACS Education Across the Nation series.

2008               

Recipient of $30,000 over 2 years - ACS funded national survey of Women in ICT

2006

Project Manager of Department of Education and Workplace Relations project: CERT III and IV to CDEP Supervisors and Coordinators. This project successfully sought $350 000 from DEWR to develop and implement VET programs to up skill CDEP employees in rural and remote communities across the NT.

1998

Project Manager of the project Extending Internet Access to the Wider School Community – Karama Primary School.

1997 

Project Manager of a Commonwealth Grants project: Technology Advisor to schools in the Palmerston Rural Region.

1993

Project Manager of the AEP5 and DN NTH Milikapiti School Information Technology development in an educational context. Upgrading computer hardware and software, policy development and staff development.

Dr Susan Bandias

Contacts

T: 08 8946 8834
E: susan.bandias@cdu.edu.au

Business School
CDU Darwin Waterfront 
Charles Darwin University
Darwin NT 0800