A/PROF Shanton Chang

A/PROF Shanton Chang


  • Health information seeking behaviour
  • International education
  • Online Behaviour, Information Needs, IT Security and Organisational Culture, Multicultural Workgroups (IT in a Global Environment, Relationships between Culture and IS, Change Management, Qualitative Research Methodologies)
  • Technology adoption
  • Technology in education
  • Young people's online behaviour



  • Associate Professor Shanton Chang is a research and teaching academic at The School of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne. He is also Associate Dean (International) at the Melbourne School of Engineering.

    Research interests include:
    - Online behaviour from a socio-technical perspective (with particular interest in health, business and educational contexts)
    - Information needs and information behaviour
    - IT security and organisational culture
    - IT in a global environment
    - Change management
    - Qualitative research methodologies   


Member of

  • ASCILITE. Member 2007 -
  • ISANA International Education Association. Member 2002 -


Selected publications


Investigator on

Additional Grant Information

  • 2013: S. Chang, S. Dreyfus and L. Naish, 'Develop a set of modules to use social media to help primary school students learn language & engage with students at a distant school', UoM Collier Charitable Fund, 20K

    2010-2012: J. Pearce, M. Ainley, S. Chang, S. Dreyfus, L. Joubert, G. Kennedy, C. Platania-Phung, 'Connecting learners for collaboration across diverse communities', Institute for a Broadband Enabled Society (IBES), University of Melbourne, $70K



Education and training

  • GCUT, University of Melbourne 2008
  • PhD, Monash University 2002
  • BCom (Hon), The University of Western Australia 1995

Awards and honors

  • ICT Educator of the Year, Australian Computer Society, 2017
  • Melbourne Citation for Building Cultural Awareness, The University of Melbourne, 2011
  • Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC), 2011
  • Vice-Chancellor's Engagement Award, The University of Melbourne, 2010
  • Universitas 21 Fellowship, The University of Melbourne, 2009
  • Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Professional Body, ISANA International Education Association, 2008
  • Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching, Faculty of Science, University of Melbourne, 2007
  • Award for Excellence in Teaching, Dept of Information Systems, University of Melbourne, 2006
  • Award for Outstanding Contribution to International Education, IDP Education Australia, 2000



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • I am currently looking for students in the following areas;
    1. Information Seeking Behaviours and Social Networking in Consumer Health Information, or in Education
    2. Social Networking in Business, Health or Educational Contexts
    3. Social Networking in Mobile App Design
    If you have an interest in the above area, I would be interested in hearing about it. Tell me about your passion.

    I also have the following specific projects at the moment;
    1. Learning Hubs and Social Networking for General Practitioners
    2. Content Analysis of an Online Public Health Project (MSM context)
    3. Information Seeking Behaviour of International Students who move across cultures and internet environments

    Potential students who are interested in these projects should have;
    1. A clear project proposal with basic literature review (no more than 4 - 5 pages, including references).
    2. Transcript from Masters level studies from a recognised institution
    3. Previous publications or thesis