Thesis Title
Social Innovation and Digital Proficiency in Australian Not-For-Profit Organisations: Originality, Opportunities and Obstacles.

Research Description
The primary aim of the research is to better understand digital social innovation among not-for-profit organisations in pursuit of their purposes. A secondary aim is to understand any compelling rationale for the greater use of technology by NFPs in their traditional role of strengthening civil society.


BSc., BD., Grad Dip Community Development, Grad Dip Public Policy, MA (Comms).
Robert joined ADM+S in October 2023 as a HDR student. He previously worked at Telstra for 28 years in corporate social responsibility and concurrently P/T for 3 years as a research fellow at Swinburne University. Prior to that he was employed in the community legal and financial counselling sector, in parish work, and started his working life in IT at the then Australian Atomic Energy Commission. Robert has a background in electrical engineering, computer science, theology, community development, public policy and communications.

Prof Julian Thomas, RMIT University