Associate Professor Helen Thompson

As an enabler of innovations and new discoveries, eResearch has the potential to boost research effectiveness through increased interaction between researchers, increased access to data and enhanced access to research outputs. Research findings that chart, understand and facilitate the transformation of practice through eResearch and digital innovation are important for policy makers, across disciplines and industries. A/Professor Helen Thompson conducts eResearch which harnesses the power of advanced information and communication technologies (ICT) for research and practice change. Characterised by collaboration and facilitated by fast, high-capacity networks her eResearch activities are diverse and multi-disciplinary and have application across all disciplines. She has a particular focus on the economic and social development of regional and rural communities and industries.

She is available to supervise HDR students on topics relating to:

  • Practice change in agriculture linked with digital agriculture.
  • Examining the role of legacy data on the attainment of precision agriculture targets in the grain and sugar industries in Australia – a social perspective.

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Twitter: @HelenCThompson

FedUni profile

Youtube: Online Farm Trials: The Online Farm Trials story

Youtube: Visualising Victoria's Groundwater (VVG) Documentary

Youtube: Corangamite Natural Resource Management Planning Portal - short documentary film