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Dr Sophie Cockcroft

Dr Sophie Cockcroft
Name Sophie Cockcroft
Position Senior Lecturer (Information Systems)
Section School of Management and Enterprise
Office A435
Location Springfield Campus
Phone +61 7 3470 4153
Extension 4153
Qualifications PhD Otago

Research interests
Health Informatics, Data Privacy, Business Intelligence, Big Data, Business Analytics

Currently teaching courses/programs

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
27 Years

Research most recent
Trieu, V-H, Cockcroft, S and Perdana, A 2018 Decision-making performance in big data era: the role of actual business intelligence systems use and affecting external constraints Twenty-Sixth European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS2018), Portsmouth, UK, 2018
Cockcroft, S. and Russell, M., 2018. Big Data Opportunities for Accounting and Finance Practice and Research. Australian Accounting Review
Day, K., Humphrey, G. and Cockcroft, S., 2017. How do the design features of health hackathons contribute to participatory medicine?. Australasian Journal of Information Systems, 21.
Heales, J., Cockcroft, S. and Trieu, V.H., 2017, July. The Influence of Privacy, Trust, and National Culture on Internet Transactions. In International Conference on Social Computing and Social Media (pp. 159-176). Springer, Cham.
Cockcroft, S. and Rekker, S., 2016. The relationship between culture and information privacy policy. Electronic Markets, 26(1), pp.55-72.
Cockcroft, S., 2016. Big data in financial management a structured literature review and opportunities for IS research. In 27th Australasian Conference on Information Systems. ACIS.

Research most notable
Cockcroft, S. and Rekker, S., 2016. The relationship between culture and information privacy policy. Electronic Markets, 26(1), pp.55-72.
Alcock, Jamie and Cockcroft, Sophie and Finn, Frank, Quantifying the Advantage of Secondary Mathematics Study for Accounting and Finance Undergraduates. Accounting and Finance, Available at SSRN:

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Publications in ePrints

Cockcroft, Sophie and Russell, Mark (2018) Big data opportunities for accounting and finance practice and research. Australian Accounting Review. ISSN 1035-6908

Dr Sophie Cockcroft teaches and researches in Information Systems in the school of Management and Enterprise at USQ. Her teaching interests include Business Intelligence and Analytics and Systems Analysis and Design. She has two main themes of research 1. Health Information Systems including adoption and design 2. Business Intelligence (BI) and Analytics Her research to date, within these two areas, has focused on the impact of National culture on the development and use of Information Systems and on attitudes to Information Privacy. More recently, in relation to the BI and analytics stream of research she has been exploring the impact of Big Data on Accounting Practice, and the use of Visualisation in assessing credit risk. Her publications have appeared in the Information and Software Technology, Journal of Global Information Technology Management, Electronic Markets, Australian Accounting review, Accounting and Finance, and Geoinformatica. She is exploring the use of big data in finance, sport, health and other applications. She has previously worked at the University of Queensland, the University of Otago (New Zealand) and City University of Hong Kong.