PhD (Queensland University of Technology), MInfTech (Research) (Queensland University of Technology)
Dr Sirin Roomkham is a Lecturer in Computer Science at the Queensland University of Technology, where she completed her Master of Information Technology (Research) and received her PhD in Computer Science. Her research is focused on the use of consumer-grade technologies (digital devices such as wearables and smartphones) for health research. Her research interest is to demystify challenges and opportunities to improve human's health and well-being. Therefore, she is keen to undertake research that 1) designs and develops mobile health applications (mHealth apps), 2) evaluate the use of mHealth apps for specific end-users and 3) analyses quantitative/qualitative data in collaboration with health experts and professionals. In parallel with her research, she has made a substantial contribution to teaching in the School of Computer Science. She has been involved with Introduction to Computer Systems, a core unit in the first year of our Bachelor of Information Technology, for several years. It is a large unit (900+ students per semester), where the teaching team works with a wide range of skills and abilities in the cohort. In addition, she delivered the first Design of Computer Systems two-week intensive for high school girls with colleagues. This program was designed to encourage more women/girls in IT.