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Professor Jeffrey Soar

Professor Jeffrey Soar
Name Jeffrey Soar
Pronoun He/Him/His
Position Professor and Chair in Human-Centred Technology
Section School of Business
Office A521-B
Location Springfield Campus
Phone +61 7 3470 4831
Extension 4831
Qualifications BA(Hons) Monash , GDipEd HawthorneInstEd , GDipCommDataProc RMIT , MEd La Trobe , PhD NSWUT
Languages French (non accredited translator)

Prof Soar came to academia from public and private industry where he held the most senior executive/CIO/IT Director roles including for NZ Police, NZ Ministry of Health, NSW Health, Dept Veterans Affairs and other organisations. In a period of consulting his clients included AusAID, federal Dept Health, Qld Health, NSW Health, Fiji Ministry of Health, Solomon Islands Government, Al Ahli Hospital Qatar and others. His research has been focused on ICT including AI for health and independent living. He is a TEQSA Expert and advises education providers at all levels. In research he has more recently returned to his original field of study, Agricultural Science, and is working on ICT enabled alternative proteins and other vegan products.

  • Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified ( 111799 )
  • Information Systems not elsewhere classified ( 080699 )
  • Information Systems not elsewhere classified ( 460999 )
  • Information Systems ( 460900 )

Professor Soar has over 200 publications and other papers, posters, abstracts and commissioned reports to governments; he has given over 40 sponsored and invited key-note addresses at national and international events; and has attracted support from 7 ARC grants, 4 Advance Qld and over 40 other grants to support his research.
His research interests include:
- Future Food/AI-enabled vegan protein production
- Smart homes and intelligent assistive technologies
- AI-enabled care and other services.

Fellow of the Australian Computer Society
Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Informatics

Research Advisory Committee, Vegan Society (UK)
Research Fellow, Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China
TEQSA Expert

  • Institute for Resilient Regions (IRR)
  • Centre for Health, Informatics and Economic Research (CHIER)

Undergraduate and coursework:
Business Analysis; Systems Analysis & Design; Agile Methods.

Post-graduate research supervision, current topics include:
• vegan choice decision-making
• consumer food safety practice awareness
• blockchain in Agriculture
• gaps in AT provision for seniors
• Virtual Reality for falls reduction amongst seniors
• AI-enhanced clinical decision-making
• trust factors in AI in banking
• primary-secondary information integration
• AI air quality prediction
• AI for renewable energy management
• AI UV Prediction
• AI-enabled student enrolment
• AI recommender system

20 Years

5 Years

Personal Chair Human-Centred Technology