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Associate Professor Rania Shibl

PhD Sunshine Coast, PGDip Massey, BSc (Hons) UMD

  • Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching
  • Technology Lead
  • Associate Professor in ICT
  • School of Science, Technology and Engineering
07 5409 8638
Office location
Moreton Bay
Rania Shibl

Rania has over 15 years of experience in teaching at a tertiary level in Australia and New Zealand. She is passionate about what she teaches, and is a strong believer in creating an environment in which students are excited to learn.

Rania has been involved in a several projects, including a large longitudinal birth cohort with over 3500 participants as the Data/Project Manager. She has experience managing and maintaining large volumes of data collected as well as the extraction and management of various external data sets from government linked data (including Medicare and Queensland Health data).

Her specialist areas of knowledge include Database Systems (relational and non-relational). Programming and coding in SQL, PLSQL, SAS, NoSQL and Python. Rania has a diverse area of research but with a focus on technology adoption and acceptance.

Professional memberships 

  • Member of Women in Technology
  • Associate Member of the Australian Computer Society
  • Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Member of ISACA

Research grants

Grant / Project name Investigators Funding body Year/s Focus
The impact of big data on auditing, risk management and accountability - $15,710 S. Buckby, R. Shibl & K. Hogarth CA ANZ 2015 Big Data and Auditing
Accountability, compliance and epic fails. An investigation of financial planning regulation in light of serious misconduct in the banking industry - $11,570 J. Van Akkeren, R. Shibl & JA Tarr CA ANZ 2015 Fraud and Financial Misconduct
Accounting and Auditing for Corporates during Social Change - $250,000 L. Chapple, K. Sadiq, M. Zaman, E. Sinnewe, Y. Zhang, R. Shibl High Potential Research Group (HPRG) QUT Business School 2015-2018 Accounting for social change
Health service usage by children under 5 in South East Queensland - $50,000 C. Cameron, P. Scuffham, G. Keijzers, J. Crilley, R. Shibl Queensland Emergency Medicine Research Foundation 2012-2013 Improving child outcomes
Assessing child hand-eye coordination using game technology - A pilot study - $9,000 R. Shibl, C. Cameron, P. Scuffham Griffith Health Institute Project Grant 2013 Childhood technology usage
SuperMarkIt: A University-wide pilot – Further development and trial of a Java based marking system - $10,867 J. Debuse, R.Shibl, M. Lawley University of the Sunshine Coast – Internal Grant Scheme 2009 Education technologies

Research areas

  • Technology adoption/acceptance
  • Health informatics
  • Fraud/Forensics

Teaching areas

  • Database Systems
  • Non-relational Databases (NoSQL)
  • Python Programming

Dr. Rania Shibl’s specialist areas of knowledge include Database Systems (relational and non-relational). Programming and coding in SQL, PLSQL, SAS, NoSQL and Python.

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