Kay Fielden
BSc, MSc (ComSc), PhD (SocEc) University of Western Sydney

Expertise/Foci: Research Methods, Research Projects, Business, Information Technology, Computing
about professor kay fielden
Kay Fielden has been an academic for 39 years across a number of discipline areas including Computing, Information Technology, Business, Social Ecology and Mathematics in both New Zealand and Australia. Her last full-time position was as Professor of Computing at Unitec. Since leaving Unitec in 2012, Kay has worked in a number of different tertiary institutions across the sector including Universities, Polytechnics and Private Training Establishments and she has taught more than 25 different papers in Business, Computing, Applied Research and Business Ethics. Kay was a member of the 2012 PBRF panel for Mathematics and Information Sciences. She has also served on NZQA accreditation panels for postgraduate qualifications and acted as a trained mediator in the tertiary sector in both Australia and New Zealand, and was part of the peer mentoring programme at Unitec. Kay has published many peer-reviewed papers both nationally and internationally, in both journals and conferences and also delivered keynote addresses and facilitated conference workshops.
Research Interests/Expertise
Kay's research and teaching has spanned a number of domains within both Computing, Information Technology and Business. In these domains, she has a significant international reputation for her scholarship. The ability to contribute at a high level across a number of domains is unusual, and accordingly, provides her with opportunities to contribute in unique and innovative ways to the disciplines of computing and business. In the past five years she has supervised both masters and PhD level dissertations and theses.
Samples of publications/research
1. Fielden, K.; Stevenson, S.F.; Going, N.; Grant, S.; Zagala, K. (2020) Living…Whare Tapa Rima- The five sided home: A best practice holistic student support model. Ako Aotearoa: Wellington

2. Sontakke, S. Pawar, S. and Fielden, K. (2017) IT factors that impact on improving productivity in Rural India. Asia Pacific Journal of Business and Management. 8 1/ ISSN1179-626X.

3. Patel, R. and Fielden, K. (2016). Postgraduate students' perceptions of success in a warming world. AABSS conference, Auckland.

4. Xie, T., Chen, C., Lu, X. Q. and Fielden, K. (2015). Network company analysis in Auckland. Asia Pacific Journal of Business and Management. 6 1/2 ISSN1179-626X.