Head of External Relations and Development
PhD - Auckland University of Technology (2009)
Diploma of Facilitation - Zenergy (2006)
BBus with First Class Honours (Information Technology) - Auckland University of Technology (2001)
Advanced National Certificate in Retailing - Manukau Institute of Technology (1997)
National Certificate in Retailing - Manukau Institute of Technology (1996)
Dr. Stephen Thorpe is an academic, educator and group facilitator who specializes in group work in the online world. He is passionate about online group work, group facilitation and online collaborative technologies. His 2009 PhD from the Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand investigated the use of storytelling as a team-building process in the facilitation of online groups. He has a background in group facilitation and computer-assisted group work and user-centered design. Stephen also holds a Diploma of Facilitation from Zenergy and a Bachelor of Business with First Class Honours from Auckland University of Technology.
He is the Head of External Relations and Development at the School Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences and the Editor-in-Chief of Group Facilitation: A Research and Applications Journal; an international multi-disciplinary publication focused on the art and science of group facilitation published by the International Association of Facilitators. His areas of research interest include cloud computing, information security, online groups, storytelling, virtual teams, e-Government, group facilitation, virtual worlds and education, multi-stakeholder engagement, information technology governance and computer mediated communication.
Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences
COMP702-707 Research & Development Project
COMP600 IT Project Management
COMP607 Information Security Technologies
COMP501 Computing Technology in Society
COMP718 Information Security Management
INFS703 Contemporary Information Systems
INFS500 Enterprise Systems
2016 - Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies Award for Contribution to the Research Infrastructure
2015 - AUTSA Award - Best Lecturer in the Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies
2015 - Vice Chancellor's Award for Professional Excellence in a Team
2013 - Best Conference Paper - Second International Forum on International Academic Programmes, FICAP-2 HangZhou, China
2011- Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies Award for Sustained Outstanding Service
2011 - Best Conference Paper - 5th International Conference on Distance Learning and Education (ICDLE) Singapore 16-18 September.