Dr David Alastair Robb
David Alastair Robb
Senior Lecturer in Business Information Systems
  • PhD, Information Systems (The University of Queensland)
  • BBus Hons, Business (The University of Queensland)
+61 7 334 68130
Room 313, Colin Clark Building, St. Lucia Campus

    Alastair's ongoing research interests are in the areas of data integrity, deceptive behaviour in computer-mediated communications, Information Systems governance, eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL), and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT). In the area of deceptive behaviour in computer-mediated communications, he is currently undertaking collaborative research into the ability to detect deception in across cultures. Relative to XBRL, his research has focussed on factors that support and factors that restrict XBRL's adoption. More recently, Alastair’s research in DLT has focussed on the types of transactions that best suit Blockchains, as well as the types of fraud Blockchain can best prevent. Further, his research into Blockchain considers the implications of the technology for the accounting, auditing, and legal professions.

    Prior to appointment at The University of Queensland, Alastair worked extensively in the automotive industry and was a Credit Union Director. He was a long-time member of the Executive of a Surf Lifsesaving Club and continues to maintain close connections with its Supporters Club.

    Research interests

    Estimating and compensating for errors in data using base rate information
    Base rates have the potential to help end-users estimate errors in data thus allowing compensation for erroneous data, and enhanced decision making where erroneous data is present.


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    University Medal for Outstanding scholarship 1997