Researcher biography

Jon Heales primary research interests focus on the evolutionary phase of the information system's life cycle, the business value of information systems, software and music piracy, social and national cultural impacts on decision making and technology acceptance, and incentives in Information Systems Development. Research presentations at international conferences include the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS), and the Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS). Jon is a CPA and is past Editor in Chief for the Australian Journal of Information Systems (AJIS). Jon has more that 50 refereed international publications in conferences and journals, including the Information Systems Journal (ISJ), Accounting and Finance (A&F), Information and Management (I&M), Journal of Information Systems (JIS), International Journal of Accounting Information Systems (IJAIS), Communications of the AIS (CAIS), Journal of Software Maintenance and Evolution (JSME), Journal of Global Information Technology Management (JGITM), and Australasian Journal of Information Systems (AJIS).

Jon's CPA and industry background has seen him focus on teaching computer auditing and the management of information systems. He now teaches Operations Management and Business Value of Information Systems on the MBA program (UQ's MBA is ranked 16th in the world and number one outside of Europe and North America by The Economist). His recent MBA Immersions to China and India have seen him take a keen interest in "Doing Business in Asia."


CPA Australia, Member of the society, one of the world's largest accounting bodies with a global membership of more than 150,000 members.

Australian Computer Society, Fellow of the ACS. The professional society for Information Systems and Computing professionals.

Association of Information Systems (AIS), Member of the society. The society caters primarily for academics, and is the premier society for IS academics

QICA - Qualification in Computer Auditing, admitted at Practitioner level, by the Institute of Internal Auditors - UK.

Past Member of Institute of Internal Auditors - USA and UK.; Computer Society of South Africa; Institute of Accounting Technicians South Africa.