Dr Anne Ozdowska - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Dr Anne Ozdowska

PhD Qld.UT, GCertTechMgt Qld., BCompSc Qld.

  • Associate Lecturer in Information and Communications Technology
+61 75456 3552
Office location
A.1.96, USC Moreton Bay
Moreton Bay

Dr Anne Ozdowska is an early career academic with research and professional experience in the fields of information technology, human computer interaction, education and health. After graduating from Computer Science at UQ in 2003, Anne has held positions in both the private and public sector. Anne has worked with Queensland Health, Bellberry (Human Research Ethics Committee), St Vincent’s Hospital Control Risks Group (London), and Queensland University of Technology.

Anne was awarded her PhD from QUT in 2019. Her doctoral research was in the area of human computer interaction with a focus on developing accessible technologies. During her PhD Anne developed software that incorporated assistive technologies with self-regulation strategies.

Anne’s specialist areas of knowledge include database systems (relational and non-relational), SQL, MongoDB, Redis, Neo4J, R, human computer interaction, inclusive education and universal design for learning.


PhD scholarship - QUT, Autism CRC

Selected research publications

  • Sweetser, P., Johnson, D., Wyeth, P., Anwar, A., Meng, Y., Ozdowska, A. GameFlow in Different Game Genres and Platforms. ACM Computers in Entertainment, 15(3), 1–24. http://doi.org/10.1145/3034780
  • Sweetser, P, Johnson, D M., Ozdowska, A, Wyeth, P. Active versus passive screen time for young children. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 37(4), pp. 94-98.
  • Sweetser, Penelope, Johnson, Daniel M., Wyeth, Peta, Ozdowska, Anne. GameFlow heuristics for designing and evaluating real-time strategy games. In Proceedings of the 8th Australasian Conference on Interactive Entertainment: Playing the System, ACM, Aotea Centre, Auckland, New Zealand.

Research grants

Grant / Project name Investigators Funding body & A$ value Year(s) Focus 
Small equipment grant Anne Ozdowska, Peta Wyeth, Suzanne Carrington, Jill Ashburner QUT $5,000 2016 Purchase of technology to demonstrate accessible and inclusive software developed in PhD research.
Read & Write grant Anne Ozdowska, Peta Wyeth, Suzanne Carrington, Jill Ashburner TextHelp Ltd. $12,000 2017 Provision of 300 Read&Write licenses for PhD research.

Research areas

  • human computer interaction
  • accessible and assistive technologies
  • inclusive education
  • universal design for learning

Teaching areas

  • Database design and development (SQL and NoSQL)
  • Data science
  • Project management
  • Systems design