Professor Robert Willis has made distinguished contributions to the field of information
technology in Australia and internationally.
During his term as Head of the School of Business Systems at Monash University he was
personally responsible for the School's outstanding success. It was recognised nationally
and internationally as a leading provider of IT business education. In addition, he
developed an industry based learning program supporting fifty scholarships for
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Robert has authored numerous research papers and several books during his
distinguished career. He has attracted many significant research grants and has also
supervised many PhD and Masters students. He has developed and delivered many
short courses to industry and undertaken a wide range of consulting activities.
He has been involved in many community based activities such as leading performer on
television and radio and as an expert to the County Court of Victoria, Supreme Court of
Victoria and the Federal Court of Australia. He has also been involved in many
professional activities such as being appointed as information systems advisor to the
Australian Cricket Board, special referee to the Supreme Court of Victoria, editorial
boards of professional journals, book reviewer, course advisory committees and many others.