Dr Selena (Sally) Firmin

Position Lecturer Sally Firmin 
Office T244
Phone +61 3 5327 9739


  • PhD, CSE - Monash
  • BComp (Hons) - Ballarat
  • Grad Cert Ed (TE) - Ballarat
  • Dip VET - Ballarat


In industry I worked as a programmer and database administrator, and for the past 20 years I have been teaching in the higher education sector. I am interested in active learning and enhancing students’ learning experiences through the use of technology. My discipline expertise is mainly in helping people to solve problems using computers, for example project management leadership, process analytics and social media. My research interests are in the area of computing education, web services and health informatics. I specialise in qualitative research, in particular the application of grounded theory, and thematic analysis.

Teaching areas

  • ITECH 7400 IT service management and professional culture
  • ITECH 7401 Leadership in IT project management
  • ITECH 7415 Master project (project supervisor)
  • ITECH 5404 Business process analytics and change
  • ITECH 3002 Professionalism and entrepreneurship
  • ITECH 2003 Web Design
  • ITECH 2004 Data Modelling
  • ITECH 1104 Cloud and Enterprise Computing

Extended research profile