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Dr Dale MacKrell

Assistant Professor in Information Systems


  • 2007 Grad Cert in Higher Education, Griffith University
  • 2006 PhD, Griffith University
  • 1999 Masters of Information Systems, Griffith University
  • 1997 Bachelor of Commerce, Griffith University
  • 1993 Ass Diploma of Business (Computing), Yeronga TAFE
  • 1992 Ass Diploma of Business (Accounting), Yeronga TAFE


  • 2012 Vice Chancellor's Award in Teaching USS Award
  • 2012 Vice Chancellor's Early Career Researcher's (ECR) Grant

Career Bio

Dale MacKrell is an assistant professor in the discipline of Information Systems in the Faculty of Business, Government and Law at the University of Canberra. Her research interests include business intelligence systems in not-for-profit organisations. Her doctorate was awarded by Griffith University for a study of the adoption of decision support systems for cotton farm management, particularly by women cotton growers. Dale has published in several journals, including Information Systems, Decision Support Systems and the Australasian Journal of Information Systems, as well as numerous domestic and international conferences. Prior to entering academia, Dale worked in both the public and private sectors of the computing industry.


  • Business Intelligence Systems
  • Business Informatics Internships
  • Information Sciences and Engineering Research Methods


Research Publications - 5 Selected Publications

  • Pozzebon. M., Mackrell, D. and Nielsen, S. (2012). Structuration bridging diffusion of innovations and gender relations theories: a case of paradigmatic pluralism in IS research. Information Systems Journal. DOI: 10.1111/isj.12007 
  • Mackrell, D. and Boyle, M. (2010). 'Not so 'Invisible': A qualitative case study exploring gender relations and farm management software. Australasian Journal of Information Systems. 16(2). 
  • Mackrell, D., Kerr, D. and von Hellens, L (2009). A qualitative case study of the adoption and use of an agricultural decision support system in the Australian cotton industry: the socio-technical view. Decision Support Systems. 47(2) 143-153. 
  • MacKrell, D., McDonald, C. and Mhaisuria, M. (2013). The Skills Framework for the Information Age as a Means for Investigating Work-Integrated Learning. Proceedings of the Australasian Conference in Information Systems (ACIS). RMIT Melbourne. Vic. 
  • MacKrell, D. and Van Den Boogaard, M. (2012). Making Sense of Business Intelligence: Proposing a Socio-Technical Framework for Improved Decision Making in Not-for-Profit Organisations. Proceedings of the 23rd Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS). Deakin University, Geelong. Vic.

Research Interests

  • Business Intelligence Systems /Decision Support Systems; Technologies in Not-for-profit Organisations;
  • Gender and IT;
  • Socio-tech Theories such as Diffusion of Innovations, Structuration, Sense-making;
  • IS Education;
  • Qualitative and Interpretive Approaches

External Research Profile