ILWS - Charles Sturt University
ILWS - Charles Sturt University

Professor Oliver Burmeister

Professor Oliver Burmeister

Oliver Burmeister is one of six Senior Research Fellows, appointed in July 2018 to lead the three CSU spheres of research, two co-leading each one. He is co-leading of the “Flourishing Communities” sphere. He is particularly interested in improving quality of life through social technologies, mostly in areas related to health informatics.  Examples of current projects he is working on include the National Mental Health Commission’s Equally Well web portal, an Australian Competitive Grants Register Category 1 grant to produce wearable technology to reduce the burden of care for care givers of people with dementia, and supervising a doctoral project involving autonomous (artificial intelligence) robotic health care of the elderly.

Research Interests

  • Improving quality of life through social technologies (mostly in areas related to mental health)
  • Improving professional practice

BTh (Hons)(ACT)

BApSc (SIT)

DipMin (ACT)

MIT(SUT)

PhD Charles Sturt University, 2010


External Appointments and Memberships

  • Charles Sturt University Representative Member, Riverina headspace Consortium (2013-2019).
  • Member and immediate past Chair, Australian Computer Society (ACS), Committee on Computer Ethics.
  • Australian (ACS) representative to and Secretary of, International Federation of Information Processing, Technical Committee 9 'ICT and Society' (TC9).
  • Community Member of Western Regional Advisory Council (RAC) on Multiculturalism

Editorial Roles on journals

  • Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Information, Communication & Ethics in Society
  • Section Editor, Australasian Journal of Information Systems.
  • Associate Editor, Australian Journal of Rural Health.

Peer Reviewed Papers

Spelten, E.R. & Burmeister, O.K. (2019) Growing old gracefully in rural and remote Australia?. Australian Journal Rural Health, 27: 272-274. doi:10.1111/ajr.12555

Poulsen, A. & Burmeister, O.K. (2019) Overcoming carer shortages with carebots: Dynamic value trade-offs in run-time, Australasian Journal of Information Systems, 23

Tziros, G., Burmeister, O. & Bernoth, M. (2019) Respecting the meaning of culture and gender for older Greek women. Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, 26: 48

Poulsen, A. & Burmeister, O.K. (2019) Overcoming carer shortages with carebots: Dynamic value trade-offs in run-time, Australasian Journal of Information Systems, 23

Shields, L. & Burmeister, O. (2018) Education needed to enhance inclusive, non-discriminatory nursing practice towards lesbian, gay and bisexual parents. Invited commentary on Andersen, A.E., Moberg, C., Bengtsson Tops, A., Garmy, P., Lesbian, gay and bisexual parents' experiences of nurses' attitudes in child health care-A qualitative study. Journal Clinical Nursing. 2017; doi: 10.1111/jocn.14006. Evidence Based Nursing. 21: 47 doi.org/10.1136/eb-2017-102853

Sayers, J.M., Cleary, M., Hunt, G., & Burmeister, O.K. (2017) Service and infrastructure needs to support recovery programs for Indigenous community mental health consumers, International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 26: 142–150, DOI: 10.1111/inm.12287

Bennett, E., Berry, K., Emeto, T. I., Burmeister, O. K., Young, J., & Shields, L. (2017) Attitudes to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender parents seeking health care for their children in two early parenting services in Australia, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 26: 1021–1030. DOI:10.1111/jocn.13595

Book Chapters

Thomas, G., Low, G., & Burmeister, O.K. (2018) "Who was that Masked Man?: System Penetrations – Friend or Foe?,” in Prunckun, H. (ed.), Cyber Weaponry – Issues and Implications for Digital Arms, Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer International.  pp 113-124

Conference Presentations

Vella, S., Burmeister, O.K., Barnden, A. & Ceric, A. (2017) The importance of school leaders for deploying and integrating ICT in schools: From the perspective of Catholic rural school leaders, Proceedings of The 28th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, December 4-6, Hobart, Australia.

Thomas, G., Burmeister, O.K. & Low, G. (2017) Issues of Implied Trust in Ethical Hacking, Proceedings of The 28th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, December 4-6, Hobart, Australia.

Google Scholar Page


Current Projects

Evaluation of New Access for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Burmeister, O., Russell, R. and Steve Stanton (a Gamilaraay man from North West NSW) (2018-2019) Primary Health Network – Central and Eastern Sydney, $66,000

Equally well implementation committee. Roberts, R., Hyde, S., Banks, S., Cobb, L., Burmeister, O., Nayeem, T., Mehmet, M. & Maylea, C. (2017-2019) National Mental Health Commission, $154,160 Project details

Headspace NewAccess Program Evaluation. Burmeister, O. M, Fox, R., Nic Giolla Easpaig, B., Roberts, R. (2017-2018) Murrumbidgee Primary Health District, $75,000 Project details