Dr. Helen Giggins


Dr Giggins has a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Newcastle, and has taught into various programs for the past three years, providing cross-disciplinary experience, and an ability to adapt to new situations and environments. In 2012 she was instrumental in the establishment of a new partnership with the Building Construction Authority Academy (BCAA) to deliver the Bachelor of Construction Management program in Singapore. She has been CI on two internal teaching and learning (T&L) grants at UoN (2012- 2013), and has been co-investigator on several other projects in her recent career, including an OLT Seed project running this year.


PhD (University Of Newcastle, Australia) BCompSci(Hons) (University Medal) (University Of Newcastle, Australia)

Research Expertise

Post-Disaster Reconstruction, Information Modelling, Data Security, Resilient Communities, Cultural Heritage, Trust and Privacy.

Selected Publications

  • Giggins, H, Gu, N, ‘Web 2.0 opportunities for professional placement’, Work Ready: E-Portfolios to Support Professional Placements, Office for Learning and Teaching, Sydney, NSW 123-136 (2012)
  • Brankovic, L, Giggins, H, ‘Statistical database security’, Security, Privacy and Trust in Modern Data Management, Springer, Berlin 167-181 (2007)
  • Giggins H, Von Meding J, Gajendran T, MacKee J, Brewer G, ‘The negative impact of media and socio-political influence on disaster and resilience’, Proceedings of the 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference: Integrative Risk Management – The Role of Science, Technology and Practice, IDRC Davos 2014 (2014)
  • Giggins, H, Brankovic, L, ‘VICUS – A noise addition technique for categorical data’, Proceedings of the Tenth Australasian Data Mining Conference AusDM’ 2012, Sydney, Australia (2012)