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School of Engineering, Information Technology and Physical Sciences

Dr Kathleen Keogh

Position Lecturer Kathleen Keogh
Office T239 (Mt Helen)
Phone +61 3 5327 9121


  • PhD (Melb)
  • MSc (Melb)
  • BSc(Hons) (JCU)
  • DipEd (ACU)


Kathleen studied Computer Science, graduating with an Honours degree from James Cook University in 1988. Kathleen then embarked on postgraduate research at The University of Melbourne, following a number of years working with CSIRO in Canberra. She has taught computer science courses in programming, software engineering, project management, database systems and capstone projects over the past twenty years, both at the University of Melbourne and currently at Federation University of Australia. Kathleen is currently the Discipline Coordinator (Projects, Project Management and Professional Practice) within the School of Engineering and Information Technology, Faculty of Science and Technology. Kathleen manages the faculty relationship with IBM and coordinates the undergraduate 'Earn as You Learn' program. Kathleen's research interests include the coordination capabilities of artificial agent organisations in simulations of complex situations. Kathleen’s PhD research involved exploring issues in the organisation of collaborative software agents and emergent teams including people and artificial agents working in dynamic situations.

Kathleen completed a research Master of Science degree in 2002. Her thesis was a study of human cognitive behaviour in disturbance management. She built a simulation system to partially model human expertise in complex reasoning.

Teaching areas

  • Programming
  • Software Engineering
  • Capstone Projects

Extended research profile