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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 2018

Clustering Questions in Healthcare Social Question Answering Based on Design Science Theory

JOHN, B. & Wickramasinghe, N. 21 Apr 2018 Theories to Inform Superior Health Informatics Research and Practice. Wickramasinghe, N. & Schaffer, J. L. (eds.). 1 ed. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, p. 95-108 14 p. (Healthcare Delivery in the Information Age)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Medical problems

Healthcare Social Question Answering Services

JOHN, B. & Wickramasinghe, N. 6 Nov 2018

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Cluster analysis
Health care

Identifying Similar Questions in Healthcare Social Question Answering: A Design Science Research

JOHN, B., Wickramasinghe, N. & KURIAN, J. C. 15 Aug 2018 24TH AMERICAS CONFERENCE ON INFORMATION SYSTEMS: Healthcare Informatics & Health Information Technology (SIGHealth). USA: Association for Information Systems, 10 p.

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

Cluster analysis
Health care

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
1 Citations

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