Dr Karyn Rastrick
Director of Digitisation Strategy
Qualification Convenor - Master of Digital Business (MDigiBus)
Management; Teaching Online; Technology; Tertiary Education
Qualifications: PhD; BMS (First Class Hons)
Personal Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/karyn-rastrick
Contact DetailsEmail: [email protected]
Phone: +64 7 838 4207
Karyn is the Director of Digitisation Strategy at Waikato Management School. In this role, she works with academic staff across Waikato Management School and the University of Waikato to develop a strategy and implementation plan.
She is a project champion of new initiatives in the digital space in face-to-face and online teaching and learning; and is also an active researcher/teacher in the area of digital business.
Karyn has supervised research projects and provided consultancy in the areas of digital business improvement, social media and digital health management.
Karyn has PhD students in social media for entrepreneurship and health behaviour change through gamification. Her PhD graduates have examined emergency management and cloud computing and social media in small to medium enterprises and currently work in research and the university sector.
An overview of Karyn's approach to teaching can be seen in the short video below:
Current PhD Supervision
- Dannie Jefferies "Using Gamification to Support Positive Health Behaviour Change: A Kaupapa Maori Approach"
Past PhD Supervision
- Debashish Mandal (2015) “Social Media Adoption By Micro Businesses”
- Heidi Lu (2019) “An Exploration of Cloud-based Technologies in Enhancing Emergency Management Capabilities”
- Arafat Alshawaf (2020) "The Use of Social Networking Technologies for Home-Based Business: The Case of Saudi Arabian Female Entrepreneurs"
Karyn has supervised research projects and provided consultancy in the areas of digital business improvement, social media and digital health management. She also has research interests in the area of technology-enabled learning and digital strategy.
Mandal, D., McQueen, R., Dillon, S. M., & Rastrick, K. (2017). The influence of small enterprise owner personality traits on Facebook use. Small Enterprise Research, 24(2), 120-131. doi:10.1080/13215906.2017.1338194
Lu, Y., Dillon, S., Rastrick, K., & Vossen, G. (2017). Assessing the perceived value of cloud-based technologies in natural disasters. In 4th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Disaster Management. Conference held Munster, Germany.
Rastrick, K., Stahl, F., Vossen, G., & Dillon, S. (2015). WiPo for SAR: Taking the web in your pocket when doing search and rescue in New Zealand. International Journal of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, 7(4), 46-66. doi:10.4018/IJISCRAM.2015100103
Dillon, S., Rastrick, K., Stahl, F., & Vossen, G. (2014). Cases for the web in the pocket (WiPo): Surviving offline with online data. International Journal of Information Technology and Web Engineering, 9(3), 20 pages. doi:10.4018/ijitwe.2014070103
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