About Micheal Axelsen

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Micheal holds the position of Lecturer (Business Information Systems) in the UQ Business School, University of Queensland (UQ), and also consults through his company, Applied Insight Pty Ltd.  

Micheal holds a Commerce Degree with Honours from The University of Queensland, and a Masters of Information Systems and a Doctorate of Philosophy from the same institution.  He is an experienced IS professional and accountant (FCPA of CPA Australia) with fifteen years’ experience in the area of IS consulting. This experience and career includes the evaluation of IS projects, IS audit and IT management and governance. Micheal’s published research is in the areas of the use of intelligent decision aids, Information Systems (IS) audit, and Information Technology (IT) governance. Prior to receiving his PhD, Micheal chaired the IT & Management Centre of Excellence for CPA Australia. Professionally, Micheal is a Fellow of CPA Australia, and was awarded the President’s Award for contributions to the management of information systems in 2004.

Micheal has more than 15 years industry experience as a Director in an IS consulting practice with public, private, and community sector organizations as clients. He has significant experience in facilitating development programs, and currently teaches into the UQ Master of Business Administration program and the Master of Commerce program at UQ. Micheal’s professional experience as an accountant, as a Director in the area of IS Consulting, and IS research expertise provides a strong foundation for delivering engaging educational programs and business-relevant research at the UQ Business School.

Micheal’s passion is for assisting corporate, government, and SME organisations (including non-profits) to manage and govern their information systems better.  I continue to consult with clients, present to industry, and of course research and teach in the areas of information systems.  Currently I lecture into the UQ Master of Commerce and Master of Business Administration programs, and my research interests are in the areas of:

  • Intelligent Decision Aids (Theory of Technology Dominance)
  • Information Systems Audit and IT Governance
  • Information Systems Pedagogy

You can call Micheal on +61 0412 526 375, or email him on m.axelsen@business.uq.edu.au