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Blooma John, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Information Systems in the School of Information Technology & Systems at the Faculty of Science & Technology.

Her research interests are in data mining, cluster analysis, social question answering, social media, health informatics, virtual reality and educational technologies. Dr Blooma John has published her research outcomes in various Journals, Conferences and Book Chapters. Currently, she is a member of the Human-Centred Technology Research Centre, Australia and New Zealand Virtual Worlds Working Group and the Association of Information Systems.

Dr Blooma John holds a Master in Information Studies (2004) from the Nanyang Technological University Singapore, and a PhD (2011) in Information Systems from the Nanyang Technological University Singapore. Before joining UC in July 2016, she worked as a Lecturer and as a Senior Lecturer at RMIT International University Vietnam. There, she won the award for excellence in learning and teaching in 2015.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Nanyang Technological University

6 Jan 200710 Apr 2011

Master, Nanyang Technological University


External positions

Senior Lecture, RMIT International University

1 Jan 201630 Jun 2016

Lecturer, RMIT International University

8 Feb 201131 Dec 2015

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Research Output 2011 2017

  • 5 Conference contribution
  • 5 Article
  • 2 Chapter

Me, Us and IT: Insiders' views of the complex technical, organisational and personal elements in using virtual worlds in education

Gregory, S., Gregory, B., Wood, D., Grant, S., Nikolic, S., Hillier, M., Hearns, M., Jacka, L., McDonald, M., Reiners, T., Lierse, S., JOHN, B., Sukunesan, S., Rutherford, E., Jegathesan, J. J., Butler, D., Farley, H. & Irwin, P. 20 Dec 2017 Proceedings ASCILITE2017: 34th International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education. Partridge , H., Davis, K. & Thomas, J. (eds.). Australia : University of Southern Queensland, p. 260-267 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
working group
New Zealand

User-generated content on the Facebook page of an emergency management agency: A thematic analysis

Kurian, J. & JOHN, B. 22 Mar 2017 In : Online Information Review. 41, 4, p. 558-579 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Graph-based cluster analysis to identify similar questions: A design science approach

JOHN, B., Goh, D., Chua, A. & Wickramasinghe, N. 2016 In : Journal of the Association of Information Systems. 17, 9, p. 590-613 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cluster analysis

The Prevalence of Social Question Answering in Health-Care Social Media

JOHN, B., Gururajan, R. & Wickramasinghe, N. 2016 Contemporary Consumer Health Informatics. Wickramasinghe, N., Troshani, I. & Tan, J. (eds.). Switzerland: Springer, p. 235-251 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Health care
Channel capacity

A Conceptual Framework to Assess the Effectiveness of Rubric Tool

Smith, P., JOHN, B. & Kurian, J. 2015 Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS) 2015 Proceedings. Burstein, F., Scheepers, H. & Deegan, G. (eds.). Online: ACIS, p. 1-7 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution