Dr Jayan Kurian - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Dr Jayan Kurian

PhD Canberra, Mphil Nottingham, MCA Madurai

  • Lecturer – Information and Communications Technology
+61 7 5456 3034
Office location
MBA-1.97, USC Moreton bay
Moreton Bay
Dr Jayan Kurian

Dr Jayan Kurian has been teaching and researching in the Information Systems discipline for over 18 years. Prior to this, he worked for two years in the IT industry at Computer Maintenance Corporation and Data Software Research Company, India. Jayan completed a Ph.D. from the University of Canberra. He has professional certifications from Oracle, Microsoft, SUN Microsystems, Prosoft and CompTIA. He was appointed as a Subject Matter Expert by the Computing Technology Industry Association and as a Judge in the Singapore National Skills Competition. Jayan received the eINDIA award for the best ICT enabled University of the year while working on a project funded by Google and DSpace Foundation at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His research examines the communication patterns on the Social Networking Sites of Emergency Management Organisations and has been published in Computer and Education, Online Information Review, FirstMonday, PACIS, ACIS, AIS-SIGEd, and AMCIS. Jayan is interested in Emergency Management research, teaching Information Technology courses, Course Coordination, and development. Jayan also finds time to help his community through his volunteer work at the ACT State Emergency Services.

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Professional memberships

  • Computing Technology Industry Association (COMPTIA)
  • DSpace Leadership Team member


  • eINDIA Award for the Best ICT enabled University, eINDIA 2008 conference

Research grants

Grant/Project name Investigators Funding body & A$ value Year(s) Focus (of research grant)
An Add-On to facilitate the existing DSpace Batch Import Procedure Jayan Kurian Google and DSpace Foundation, AUD 6500 2008 Institutional Repositories
Reporting Tool for DSpace Jayan Kurian Google and DSpace Foundation, AUD 7300 2009 Institutional Repositories

Research areas

  • emergency management

Teaching areas

  • Information Systems