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Assoc Prof Helen Thompson

Helen Thompson

Centre Director

Call: 03 5327 9418
Email: h.thompson@federation.edu.au

Qualifications

  • 2010 - Doctorate of Business Administration, University of Ballarat
  • 1999 - Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) with Distinction

Academic/professional awards and distinctions

  • 2016 - Victorian Spatial Excellence Winner for Award for Environment and Sustainability (Corangamite Natural Resource Management Planning Portal)
  • 2016 - Victorian Spatial Excellence Winner for Award for Spatial Enablement (Online Farm Trials)
  • 2015 - Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Award (Corangamite Soil Health Knowledge Base)
  • 2015 - Victorian Spatial Excellence Winner for Award for Environment and Sustainability (Corangamite Soil Health Knowledge Base)
  • 2015 - Victorian Spatial Excellence Winner for Award for People and Community (Historic Urban Landscape and Visualising Ballarat)
  • 2013 - Victorian iAwards Winner in Regional Category (Visualising Victoria's Groundwater)
  • 2013 - National iAwards Merit Award in the Regional Category (Visualising Victoria's Groundwater)
  • 2013 - Australian and New Zealand Internet Awards (ANZARIA) Finalist in the Innovation Category
  • 2013 - Asia Pacific ICT Alliance Finalist in the Sustainability and Environmental Technology Category
  • 2013 and 2010 - Smart 21 Communities Intelligent Communities of the Year for Ballarat
  • 2011 - 2013 - National Broadband Champion appointed by Minister for Communications Senator Stephen Conroy
  • 2010 - actKM Silver Knowledge Award for the Effective Design and Implementation of UoB Policy Administration and Management System
  • 2009 - Vice-Chancellor's Award for Team Excellence - Entrepreneurship Category

Academic/professional association memberships/roles

  • Djerriwarrh Health Services Board Member (since 2014)
  • GovHack Ballarat Working Group (since 2014)
  • Victorian Spatial Excellence Awards Award Judge (2014)
  • Victorian Regional Communications Plan - Regional Sounding Board (2013)
  • Australian eResearch Organisation (since 2012)
  • Committee for Ballarat Maximising eHealth Taskforce (since 2012 & Chair since 2014)
  • Digital Rural Futures Conference Organising Committee (since 2012)
  • Victorian Spatial Information Association (since 2011)
  • Victorian eResearch Strategic Initiative - Program Coordinating Committee (2011-2014)
  • Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (2011-2014)
  • Victorian eHealth Network founding member, past committee member 2008-2014, ongoing member (since 2008)
  • VicICT for Women (Regional Board member 2008-2010) (since 2008)
  • Ballarat ICT Deputy Chair and Director (2007-2013) member ongoing (since 2007)
  • International Journal of Cases on Electronic Commerce - Member Editorial Advisory Board (since 2004)
  • The Journal of Community Informatics - Reviewer (since 2004)
  • Community Informatics Research Network (since 2003)
  • Ararat Community Building Project Steering Committee (2003-2006)
  • Australian and New Zealand Regional Science Association Inc member (2002-2010)
  • Moorabool Community Capacity Building Initiative (2000-2001)
  • Ararat Asset Based Community Development Project Strategy Committee (1999-2001)

Professional experience

Federation University Australia, Mount Helen, Victoria

  • Director Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation (CeRDI) (since 2006)
  • Centre Manager Centre for eCommerce and Communications (CeCC) (2002-2006)
  • Project Leader CeCC (1999-2000)

Spencers Accountants

  • Business Services Accountant and Assistant Financial Planner (1996-1999)
  • Office Manager (1993-1996)

St George Bank (Victorian Savings & Loans)

  • Borrowers Support Supervisor Victoria (1990-1993)
  • Administrative positions in Accounting, Financial Planning and Customer Service (1983-1990)

Coltman's Mitre 10

  • Administrative assistant (1981-1983)
  • Journal papers

    Steel, K.M., Thompson, H., Wright, W. (in press). Opportunities for intra-university collaborations in the new research environment. Higher Education Research & Development.

    Walters, J., Milne, R., & Thompson, H. (2018). Online farm trials: A national web-based information source for Australian grains research, development and extension. Rural Extension and Innovation Systems Journal, 14(1), 117-123.

    Dahlhaus, P., Murphy, A., MacLeod, A., Thompson, H., McKenna, K., & Ollerenshaw, A. (2016). Making the invisible visible: The impact of federating groundwater data in Victoria, Australia. Journal of Hydroinformatics, 18(2), 238-255. doi: 10.2166/hydro.2015.169

    Singh, H., Fortington, L.V., Thompson, H., Eime, R., & Finch, C. (2016). Geospatial analysis of sports and leisure injury hospitalisations in Victoria, Australia. Injury Prevention, 22(2), A347. doi: 10.1136/injuryprev-2016-042156.975

    Singh, H., Fortington, L.V., Thompson, H., & Finch, C.F. (2016). An overview of geospatial methods used in unintentional injury epidemiology. Injury Epidemiology, 3(32), 1-12. doi: 10.1186/s40621-016-0097-0

    Singh, H., Fortington, L.V., Eime, R., Thompson, H., & Finch, C.F. (2015). Spatial epidemiology: A new approach for understanding and preventing sport injuries. Australasian Epidemiologist, 22(1), 32-34.

    Eime, R., Harvey, J., Thompson, H., & Feely, P. (2013). Sport and recreation spatial: Development of a national geographical information system for the sport and recreation sector. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 16(1), e10-e11. doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2013.10.026

    Dahlhaus, P.G., Miner, A.S., MacLeod, A., & Thompson, H. (2011). A web-GIS and landslide database for south west Victoria and its application to landslide zonation. Australian Geomechanics Journal, 46(2), 203-209.

    Thompson, H. (2005). A role for universities in sustaining regional ICT initiatives? Exploring the case of the University of Ballarat. The Journal of Community Informatics, 1(2), 151-164.

    Thompson, H. (2003). Growing exports via online communities and regional web-portals: A case study from the Central Highlands region of Victoria. Journal of New Business Ideas & Trends, 1(2), 44-58.

    Van Beveren, J., & Thompson, H. (2002). The use of electronic commerce by SMEs in Victoria, Australia. Journal of Small Business Management, 40(3), 250-253. doi: 10.1111/1540-627X.00054

  • Conferences

    Hansen B., Pitfield C., MacLeod A., Novak C., Nilsson K., Dahlhaus P. & Thompson H. (2016). South West Climate Change Portal: using internet knowledge sharing and novel visualisations to engage community with climate science. Climate Adaptation 2016, 5-7 July 2016, Adelaide.

    Thoms M., Reid M., Gell P., Thompson H., Dahlhaus P., Fabbro L., Flint N., Chapman J., Baldwin C., Clark C., Sullivan C. & Mushtaq S. (2016). A Regional Universities Network Water Flagship. 'Working together to build strong Regional Futures' RUN Regional Futures Conference, 21-24 June 2016, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton.

    Murphy A., Dahlhaus P. & Thompson H. (2016). Historic Urban Landscapes and Visualising Ballarat: Citizen Participation for sustainable urban planning and design. Locate 16: Distruptive Technology for a Smarter Society. 12-14 April 2016, Melbourne.

    Murphy A., Thompson H. & Dahlhaus P. (2016). Making Intangibles Tangible: visualisation informing, engaging and empowering community for embedding cultural heritage within the public domain. EVAA 2016: Electronic Visualisation and the Arts Australasia 5-6 March, 2016, Canberra.

    Dahlhaus P.G., Murphy A., MacLeod A., Thompson H. & McKenna K. (2015). Changing practices: the impact of making groundwater data visible through an interoperative web portal in Victoria, Australia. AQUA2015, 42nd IAH Congress, September 13-18, 2015, Rome, Italy.

    Thompson H, Dahlhaus P, Milne R, Hansen B, MacLeod A (2015). The NRM planning portal: matching regional and local priorities to identify partnership opportunities in catchment management. Presented at Australian citizen science conference 2015. Maximising the capacity of citizen science for science and society, 23-24 July 2015., Canberra, Australia.

    Dahlhaus P.G., MacLeod A., McKenna K. & Thompson H. (2014). Creating virtual groundwater research laboratories through interoperable technologies. Paper presented at 41st IAH Congress on Groundwater : Challenges and Strategies, 15-19 September 2014, Marrakech, Morocco.

    Dahlhaus P.G., MacLeod A., McKenna K., Milne R. & Thompson H. (2014). Online information to maximise soil health. Poster presented at Digital Rural Futures, Regional futures - Agricultural Futures - Digital Futures, 25-27 June 2014, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Queensland.

    Fong G., Lindsay, J., Thompson H., Judd W., Green A., Radoll P. & Paton A. (2014). Internet access and delivery of services to regional and rural communities. Workshop held at Australian Internet Governance Forum, 26-27 August 2014, Crown Promenade, Melbourne. Link to video recording.

    Milne R., Dahlhaus P.G., Nicholson C., Thompson H., MacLeod A., Feely P., McCue T., Gillett H. & Corbett J. (2014). On-line farm trials: A research repository for Australian grain growers. Paper presented at Digital Rural Futures, Regional futures - Agricultural Futures - Digital Futures, 25-27 June 2014, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Queensland.

    Thompson H., Dahlhaus P.G. & MacLeod A. (2014). The hype and the hope: Progressing towards big data insights for regional communities. Paper presented at Digital Rural Futures, Regional futures - Agricultural Futures - Digital Futures, 25-27 June 2014, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Queensland.

    Corcoran J., Dahlhaus P. & Thompson H. (2013). It's all about the data - a 21st Century value proposition. Paper presented at 40th IAH Congress on Solving the Groundwater Challenges of the 21st Century, 15-20 September 2013, Perth, Western Australia. Link to Conference Poster.

    Dahlhaus P., Macleod A. & Thompson H. 2013. Addressing the limitations of federated groundwater bore data. Paper presented at 40th IAH Congress on Solving the Groundwater Challenges of the 21st Century, 15-20 September 2013, Perth, Western Australia. Link to PowerPoint presentation.

    Dahlhaus P., Thompson H. & Macleod A. (2013). Interoperable data - a researcher's dream? Paper presented at Digital Rural Futures conference on Smart Farms - Smart Regions, 26-28 June 2013. Armidale, New South Wales.

    Eime R., Harvey J., Thompson H. & Feely P. (2013). Sport and recreation spatial: development of a national geographical information system for the sport and recreation sector. Paper presented at Asics conference of Science and Medicine in sport, 22-25 October 2013, Phuket, Thailand.

    Macleod A., Dahlhaus P. & Thompson H. (2013). Federating groundwater data for Victoria - the challenge of interoperability. Presented at Digital Rural Futures conference on Smart Farms - Smart Regions, 26-28 June 2013. Armidale, New South Wales. Link to Poster.

    Macleod A., Dahlhaus P., Thompson H., James A. & Cox M. (2013). Web-based visualisation of 3d groundwater models. Paper presented at 40th IAH Congress on Solving the Groundwater Challenges of the 21st Century, 15-20 September 2013, Perth, Australia.

    Macleod A.D. Feely P. & Thompson H.C. (2013). Spatial Representation And Visualisation Of Big Data. Workshop presented at Business Intelligence (BI) and Big Data Conference on Strategy to execution: Making data work for you by CeBIT Australia, 30 May 2013, Sydney, NSW.

    Thompson H.C. (2013). Quality data capture and sharing of large datasets for public access. Presented at Digital information management and security conference, 20-21 February 2013, Canberra, ACT. Link to PowerPoint presentation.

    Thompson H.C. (2013). Applied research projects utilising spatial technology. Paper presented at Department of Sustainability and Environment Newtech Conference, 21 March 2013, Colac, Victoria. Link to Abstract p.6.

    Thompson, H. C. (2013). Sustaining rural and regional knowledge through strong partnerships and new technology. Presentation delivered at Digital Rural Futures conference on Smart Farms-Smart Regions, 26-28 June, Armidale, NSW. Link to video presentation.

    Dahlhaus P.G., Macleod A.D. & Thompson H.C. (2012). An interoperable federation of hydrogeological research data for Victoria, Australia. Paper presented at 39th IAH Congress on Confronting Global Change, 16-21 September 2012, Niagara Falls, Canada.

    Dahlhaus P.G., MacLeod A.D. & Thompson H.C. (2012). Federating hydrogeological data to visualise Victoria's groundwater. In Lambert I. & Gordon A.C. (Eds) 34th International Geological Congress: Proceedings (Abstract #1382, p.592), 5-10 August 2012. Brisbane, Australia: Australian Geoscience Council. Link to Proceeding Report.

    Dahlhaus P.G., MacLeod A.D. & Thompson H.C. (2011). UB Spatial - An Interoperable Groundwater Database. In Abstracts from 11th Australasian Environmental Isotope Conference & 4th Australasian Hydrogeology Research Conference (p.131), 12-14 July 2011, Cairns, Queensland. Link to Conference Poster.

    Thompson H.,MacLeod A. & Dahlhaus P. (2008). Spatial infrastructure, information access and knowledge building. In F. Burstein (Ed) ACKMIDS 2008: Proceedings of the 11th Australian Conference on Knowledge Management and Intelligent Decision Support, 8-10 December 2008. Ballarat, Victoria: University of Ballarat.

    Braun P., Lowe J. & Thompson H. (2007). Cluster Governance: The Nexus between Local Conditions and Policy. Presented at Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) 2007 Annual Conference, 7-9 November 2007, Glasgow, Scotland.

    Lowe J., Thompson H., Lynch D. & Braun P. (2006). A Case Study of Clustering in Regional Australia: Public Policies and Private Action. In Heritage and Regional Development Refereed Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Regional Science Association International (ANZRSAI), 26-29 September 2006, Beechworth, Victoria.

    Thompson H., McEachern S. & Marshall C. (2006). New Learnings in Place-Based Employment Programs - Reflections on Research and Practice. Presented at PASCAL Fourth International Conference on Building Stronger Communities: Learnings, Governance, Directions, 13-14 July 2006, Melbourne, Victoria.

    Thompson H., McEachern S. & MacLeod A. (2006). New Options and Opportunities for Spatial Informatics: Communicating Environmental Conditions and Intervention Impacts via the Web. Presented at Information, Communication and Society (ICS) 10th Anniversary International Symposium, 20-22 September 2006, University of York, York, United Kingdom.

    Thompson H., McEachern S. & MacLeod A. (2006). Rhetoric and Reality: Reflections on Experience in the Diffusion of ICT-based community projects in disadvantaged communities. Presented at Information, Communication and Society 10th Anniversary International Symposium, 20-22 September 2006, University of York, York, United Kingdom.

    Thompson H. (2005). Fostering Community Engagement and Participation Through Local Skills Audits: Exploring the Case of the Wendouree West Community Renewal Project. In M. Rogers (Ed) Refereed Proceedings for 2nd National Conference on the Future of Australia's Country Towns, 11-13 July 2005, Bendigo, Victoria. Ballarat, Victoria: VURRN Press.

    Thompson H. & McEachern S. (2005). Hidden Treasure: Unearthing Aspirations and Mobilising Skills in a Neighbourhood Renewal Context. In D. Gardiner & K. Scott (Eds) Proceedings of International Conference on Engaging Communities, 14-17 August 2005. Brisbane, Queensland: Queensland Department of Main Roads.

    Thompson H. (2005). University Engagement and the Role of ICT in Building Communities and Social Capital. Paper presented at 2nd Australian Universities Community Engagement Alliance National Conference, 21-22 July 2005, Melbourne, Victoria.

    Thompson H. (2005). Using Cluster Theory as the Lens through which the Results of Government Funded Online Service Initiatives can be Examined. Refereed paper presented at Centre for Regional Innovation and Competitiveness (CRIC) Cluster Conference 2005: Beyond Clusters: Current Practices and Future Strategies, 30 June - 1 July 2005, Ballarat, Victoria.

    Thompson H. (2004). A Role for Universities in Sustaining Regional ICT Initiatives? Exploring the Case of the University of Ballarat. In G. Johanson & L. Stillman (Eds) Proceedings of CIRN Inaugural Conference and Colloquium, Sustainability and Community Technology: What Does this Mean for Community Informatics?, 29 September - 1 October 2004, Prato, Italy. Russia: Monash University.

    Thompson H. (2004). Getting Online for a Good Yarn: Achieving E-Governance Strength Through the Active Participation of Citizens. In Proceedings of the Australian Electronic Governance Conference 2004, 12-13 April 2004. Melbourne Victoria: University of Melbourne.

    Knox I. & Thompson H. (2003). Connecting Communities: Connectivity Is Not Enough. Paper presented at International Academy of E-Business 2003 Conference, 3-8 January 2003, Melbourne, Victoria. In J. Van Beveren (Ed) The E-Business Review Volume III 2003. Melbourne, Australia: International Academy of E-Business.

    Thompson H. (2003). Community Building via Online Communities and Regional Web Portals. Paper presented at Information Technology in Regional Areas (ITiRA), 15-17 December 2003, Caloundra, Queensland. In S. Marshall & W. Taylor (Eds) Refereed Papers from the 5th International Information Technology in Regional Areas Conference. Rockhampton, Queensland: Central Queensland University.

    Thompson H. (2003). Growing Exports Via Online Communities and Regional Web-Portals: A Case Study from the Central Highlands Region of Victoria. Paper presented at Small Enterprise Association of Australia and New Zealand (SEAANZ) 16th Conference, 28 September - 1 October 2003, Ballarat, Victoria.

    Thompson H. (2003). Strengthening Regional Communities through ICT and Online Capabilities - Getting Beyond the Regional Development Rhetoric. Paper presented at University of Ballarat Annual Research Conference, 5 November 2003, Ballarat, Victoria.

    Lowe J., Thompson H. & MacRae-Williams P. (Eds). (2002). Research Forum Program Conference Letters from the 5th Global Competitiveness Institute Conference, Connecting Clusters, 9-11 October 2002, Cairns, Queensland. Ballarat, Victoria: Centre for Regional Innovation & Competitiveness (CRIC), University of Ballarat.

    Thompson H. (2002). Achieving a Strategic Approach to Community Informatics Through University-Region Engagement. Paper presented at University of Ballarat 2002 Research Conference, 6 November 2002, Ballarat, Victoria.

    Thompson H. (2002). Creating and Sustaining Online Communities-Replicable Web-Based Services Meeting the Diverse Needs of Regional and Rural Australia. Paper presented at OECD Victoria Learning Cities and Regions Conference, 14-15 October 2002, Melbourne, Victoria.

    Thompson H. (2002). Delivering MainStreet.net.au Functionality Through 'Local' Community Portals. In S. Marshall, W. Taylor & C. Macpherson (Eds) Refereed papers from the 4th Information Technology in Regional Areas Conference, 27-29 August 2002 (pp. 141-149). Rockhampton, Queensland: ITiRA Conference Comittee.

    Thompson H. (2002). Growth and Decline: Rejuvenating and Sustaining Regional and Rural Communities. In J. Lowe, H. Thompson & P. MacRae- Williams (Eds) 5th Global Competitiveness Institute Conference, Connecting Clusters, 9-11 October 2002, Cairns, Queensland. Ballarat, Victoria: Centre for Regional Innovation & Competitiveness (CRIC), University of Ballarat.

    Thompson H. (2002). MainStreet.net.au-A Performance Evaluation. Paper presented at Electronic Networking 2002 - Building Community Conference, July 3-5 2002, Melbourne, Victoria.

    Thompson H. (2002). A Strategic Approach to Community Informatics: The Role of Local Government. Paper presented at Centre for Regional Innovation and Competitiveness, Innovation, Enterprise and Regional Development Conference and Symposium, 22-23 August 2002, Ballarat, Victoria.

    Thompson H. (2000). Capturing the Electronic Commerce Advantage: The Western Victorian Approach. In S. Klein, B. O'Keefe, J. Gricar & M. Podlogar (Eds) Proceedings from Thirteenth Bled Electronic Commerce Conference: The End of the Beginning (285-302), 19-21 June 2000, Bled, Slovenia: Moderna organizacija.

    Thompson H. (1999). Victoria's Golden West Portal Project Business Case. Ballarat, Victoria: Centre for Electronic Commerce and Communications (CECC), University of Ballarat.

  • Reports

    Bonney, P., Murphy, A., Corbett, J., Taylor, M., Thompson, H. (2018). Barwon Coast Coastal Management and Beach Usage Research Report. Report prepared for Barwon Coast Committee of Management. Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation. Federation University Australia. 94p.

    Dahlhaus, P.G. & Thompson H. (2016). Visualising Victoria's Environment: Collaborative development of online tools for State of Environment reporting. Discussion paper. Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation. Federation University Australia. 21p.

    Murphy A., McKenna K., Milne R., Taylor M., Corbett J., Dahlhaus P. & Thompson H. (2016). Online Farm Trials (OFT) Impact Research: eResearch (First Wave) Extended Timeframe Research Study. Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation, Federation University Australia (Ballarat). 107p.

    Dahlhaus, P.G., Thompson H., Murphy A. & Hansen B. (2016). Waterwatch and EstuaryWatch portals: a collaborative research partnership to develop online tools to enhance citizen science, data collection and provision and information sharing. Discussion paper. Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation. Federation University Australia. 21p.

    Dahlhaus P.G. & Thompson H. (2015). Cotton Research and Development Corporation - eResearch Knowledge Base: Online data and tools to enhance Australian cotton research. Discussion Paper. Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation. Federation University Australia. 15p.

    Dahlhaus P.G. & Thompson H. (2015). Water for Australian Agriculture: Short Concept Proposal: Visualising Australia's Groundwater. Prepared for Minderoo Group, Dalkeith, Western Australia. Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation. Federation University Australia. 14p.

    Murphy A., Dahlhaus P., MacLeod A., Thompson H., McKenna K., Ollerenshaw A., Corbett J. & McDonald K. (2015). Visualising Victoria's Groundwater: researching and analysing Impact. Phase 1, first wave research report prepared for the Collaborative Internet Innovation Fund.

    Murphy A., Dahlhaus P., MacLeod A., Thompson H., McKenna K., Tsilemanis A., Ollerenshaw A. & Corbett J. (2015). Historic Urban Landscape (HUL) and Visualising Ballarat - eResearch (First Wave) extended timeframe research study. Report prepared for City of Ballarat and UNESCO

    Ollerenshaw A., Murphy A., McDonald K. & Thompson H. (2015). Western BACE Partnership Research Report 2015. Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation. Federation University Australia. 57p.

    Ollerenshaw A., Thompson H., & McDonald K. (2015). Western BACE Community Survey: Research Report 2015. Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation. Federation University Australia. 34p.

    Ollerenshaw A., Thompson H., & McDonald K. (2015). Western BACE Research, Monitoring and Evaluation: Business Innovation Survey Report 2015. Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation. Federation University Australia. 23p.

    Dahlhaus P.G. & Thompson H. (2014). Corangamite eResearch. A collaborative research partnership to develop online tools that will enhance community engagement in catchment management in the Corangamite region. Discussion Paper. Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation. Federation University Australia. 13p.

    Dahlhaus P.G. & Thompson H. (2014). GRDC eResearch. Online knowledge base, research data and tools to enhance Australian grains research. Discussion Paper. Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation. Federation University Australia. 12p.

    Dahlhaus P.G. & Thompson H. (2014). Visualising Ballarat - past, present, future. A collaborative research proposal to develop online tools to support Ballarat's Historic Urban Landscape program. Discussion Paper. Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation. Federation University Australia. 11p.

    Dahlhaus P.G., Thompson H., McKenna K. & Milne R. (2014). Building Resilience in Farming and Agribusiness - Victorian Adaptation Sustainability Partnerships. Literature Review and gap analysis. Final Report. Centre for eCommerce and Communications. Federation University Australia. 36p.

    McDonald K., Ollerenshaw A., & Thompson H. (2014). Western BACE Review of Regional Demographics. Unpublished report: Federation University Australia.

    Ollerenshaw A., Dahlhaus P.G., McDonald K., Courvisanos J., Graymore M., Thompson H., Sheil H., Miner A. & Corbett J. (2014). Understanding the 2011 Grampians Natural Disaster, addressing the risk and resilience. Final Report. Centre for eCommerce and Communications, Federation University Australia. 131p.

    Thompson H. & Ollerenshaw A. (2014). Year 2 Research Monitoring and Evaluation for the Western Business Accelerator and Centre for Excellence (BACE). Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation. Federation University Australia. 24p.

    Thompson H. (2013). Central Highlands Agribusiness Forum: Green Monitor Energy and Environmental Monitoring and Management System Evaluation.

    Thompson H. & Ollerenshaw A. (2013). Centre of Excellence Research Group: Western Business Accelerator & Centre for Excellence Research and Evaluation Plan, Melton City. 32p.

    Thompson H. (2012). Birchip Cropping Group Wildlife Ponds Scheme - Web 2.0 Tools for Emerging Technologies Supporting Engagement and Monitoring or Enhanced Biodiversity Values, Final Report, 29p.

    Thompson H. (2011). Wimmera eMentoring Feasibility Study Final Report. Centre for eCommerce and Communications. University of Ballarat. 26p.

    Thompson H., Eime R. & Corbett J. (2011). Australian Sports Commission Sport eLearning Survey Results. Centre for eCommerce and Communications and School of Health Sciences, University of Ballarat. 113p.

    Thompson H., Fong G. & Corbett J. (2011). Great South Coast Regional Communication Strategy: Getting Connected to the NBN. Centre for eCommerce and Communications & Lateral Plains. 50p.

    Thompson H., Fong G., Corbett J., Feely P., Fong B., Turville K., & Taylor M. (2011). Yarra Ranges Opportunity Assessment for Economic and Community Growth through the Broadband Economy: Broadband Economy Survey Results. Centre for eCommerce and Communications & Lateral Plains. 104p.

    Thompson H., Fong G., Corbett J., Feely P., Fong B., Turville K. & Taylor M. (2011). Broadband Economy Report 2011: Yarra Ranges Opportunity Assessment for Economic and Community Growth through the Broadband Economy. Centre for eCommerce and Communications & Lateral Plains. 42p.

    Thompson H., Fong G., Corbett J., Feely P., Fong B., Turville K. & Taylor M. (2011). Yarra Ranges Opportunity Assessment for Economic and Community Growth through the Broadband Economy: Broadband Economy Survey Results. Centre for eCommerce and Communications & Lateral Plains. 104p.

    Thompson H., Fong G., Corbett J., & Fong B. (2011). Wimmera Southern Mallee ICT Study. Lateral Plains & Centre for eCommerce and Communications. 53p.

    Thompson H., Fong G., Corbett J., & Fong B. (2011). Wimmera Southern Mallee ICT Survey Results. Lateral Plains & Centre for eCommerce and Communications. 85p.

    Thompson H., Macleod A., Feely P., & Corbett J. (2011). City of Ballarat and Golden Plains Shire GIS strategic planning: Consultation outputs. Centre for eCommerce and Communications. University of Ballarat. 46p.

    Thompson H. (2010). GippsLink Project: Strategic Plan for Gippsland Regional Geographical Information System (GIS), Centre for eCommerce and Communications, University of Ballarat, 28p.

    Thompson H., Fong G., Corbett J. & Fong, B. (2010). Central Highlands ICT Study. Lateral Plains & Centre for eCommerce and Communications. 55p.

    Thompson H., Fong G., Corbett J. & Fong, B. (2010). Central Highlands ICT Survey Results. Lateral Plains & Centre for eCommerce and Communications. 85p.

    Thompson H., Fong G. & Fong B. (2010). Moorabool Community Broadband and Telecommunications Strategy. Lateral Plains & Centre for eCommerce and Communications. 37p.

    Marshall C. & Thompson H. (2009). Fitzroy Legal Service The Law Handbook: Understanding Current and Potential Users. Centre for eCommerce and Communications. University of Ballarat. 25p.

    Thompson H. (2009). Leo Cussen Institute Website Redevelopment Options. Centre for eCommerce and Communications. University of Ballarat. 51p.

    Bateman R., Thompson H., Macleod A., Stranieri A. & Payne W. (2009). Review of Current ICT in NSOs with a View to Enhancing Future eCapability. Centre for Informatics and Applied Optimization, University of Ballarat. 112p.

    Yearwood J., Lowe J., Thompson H., Lynch D. & Martin, K. (2007). Ballarat ICT 2030: A Strategy and Plan for the Future. Centre for Informatics and applied Optimization, Centre for Regional Innovation and Competitiveness & Centre for eCommerce and Communications. 115p.

    Knox I. & Thompson H. (2003). E-Commerce Exhibition Project Final Report Pyrenees Hay Processors Co-Operative Ltd: Online Crop Profile and Shipment Tracking System. Ballarat, Victoria: Centre for Electronic Commerce and Communications, University of Ballarat.

    Thompson H. (2002). Final Report MainStreet.net.au Regional Portal Project. Ballarat, Victoria: Centre for Electronic Commerce and Communications, University of Ballarat.

  • Book chapters or sections

    Thompson H. (2005). Building Local Capacity via Scaleable Web-Based Services. In M. Khosrow-Pour (Ed), Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology (Vol 1-V, pp. 312-317). Hershey, USA: Idea Group Publishing.

    Thompson H. (2005). Online Communities and Regional Web-Portals: Exploring the Social and Economic Impacts. In H. Kehal & V.P. Singh (Eds) Digital Economy: Impacts, Influences and Challenges (pp. 217-235). Hershey, USA: Idea Group Publishing. doi: 10.4018/978-1-59140-363-0.ch011

    Thompson H. (2004). Creating and Sustaining Online Communities: Web-Based Services Meeting the Diverse Needs of Regional and Rural Australia. In S. Marshall, W. Taylor & X. Yu (Eds) Using Community Informatics to Transform Regions. Hershey, USA: Idea Group Publishing.

    Thompson H. (2004). Helen Thompson Centre for Electronic Commerce & Communications (CECC) Manager. In M. Khrosrow-Pour (Ed) E-Commerce Security: Advice from Experts. Hershey, USA: Idea Group Publishing.

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