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Biography

Dr Giggins is currently working as Lecturer in the Discipline of Construction Management in the School of Architecture and Built Environment. Helen received her PhD from the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Newcastle, Australia in 2009. Her thesis titled ‘Security of Genetic Databases’ was nominated for the Computing Research and Education Association of Australasia (CORE) Australasian Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation in 2009.

Her current research interests are diverse, ranging across disaster management and recovery, use of ITC in education and architectural history. Her previous research interests include privacy preserving data publishing, privacy preserving data mining, trust management and graph theory applications.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle, 30/04/2009
  • Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours), University of Newcastle, 11/12/2002
  • Bachelor of Computer Science, University of Newcastle, 05/12/2001

Research

Research keywords

  • Architectural History
  • Data Mining
  • Disaster Management and Recovery
  • Graph Theory Applications
  • Privacy Preserving Data Publishing
  • Work-Integrated Learning

Research expertise

Helen has a diverse research expertise, having completed her PhD in the area of statistical database security, but now working in the field of construction management.

Languages

  • English

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
120200Building60
120103Architectural History And Theory20
089900Other Information And Computing Sciences20

Collaboration

Helen is currently involved in several research collaborations, and grants. These include:

A $10,000 internal Teaching and Learning grant titled "Development of an integrated system to provide students with 'verbal' feedback". Helen is Team Leader on this grant.

A University of Newcastle Linkage Pilot Research Grant titled "Mapping research priorities for disaster preparedness and recovery: Improving built environment resilience through construction industry collaboration".

Helen is involved in the Timeline Newcastle project which seeks to recreate the architectural history of Newcastle using an iPad application.

Administrative

Administrative expertise

Helen is currently the Program Convenor for the Bachelor of Construction Management (Building). She is also currently on Academic Senate in an elected position for the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Construction Management
  • Disaster Management
  • Project Planning
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Highlighted Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2008Giggins HP, Brankovic L, 'Statistical disclosure control: To trust or not to trust', Proceedings: International Symposium on Computer Science and Its Applications, CSA 2008, Hobart, TAS (2008) [E1]
2002Giggins HP, Brankovic L, 'Ethical and Privacy Issues in Genetic Databases', Third Australian Institute of Computer Ethics Conference, Sydney (2002) [E1]

Co-authors: Ljiljana Brankovic

Publications

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Chapter (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Giggins HP, Gu N, 'Web 2.0 opportunities for professional placement', Work Ready: E-Portfolios to Support Professional Placements, Office for Learning and Teaching, Sydney, NSW 123-136 (2012) [B1]

Co-authors: Ning Gu

2007Brankovic L, Giggins HP, 'Statistical database security', Security, Privacy and Trust in Modern Data Management, Springer, Berlin 167-181 (2007) [B1]

Co-authors: Ljiljana Brankovic

2007Brankovic L, Islam MZ, Giggins HP, 'Privacy-preserving data mining', Security, Privacy and Trust in Modern Data Management, Springer, Berlin 151-165 (2007) [B1]

Co-authors: Ljiljana Brankovic

Conference (14 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Morrison T, Giggins H, Goddard K, 'Preserving the Cultural Heritage of iconic Newcastle hotels', Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Heritage and Sustainable Development, Guimaraes, Portugal (2014) [E1]
2013Gajendran T, Mackee J, Brewer G, Giggins HP, Le Goff R, 'The impact of governance: Collision of the social and political dimensions on sustainable post disaster redevelopment', Resilience: Individual, institutional and societal coping strategies, Ahungalla, Sri Lanka (2013) [E1]
2013Morrison T, Giggins H, Foulcher N, 'Timeline Newcastle: Reconstructing Industrial Newcastle - Implementation and Exhibition', Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA London 2013), London (2013) [E1]

Co-authors: Tessa Morrison

2013Shih SY, Sher W, Giggins HP, 'Assessment of the Building Code of Australia to Inform the Development of BIM-enabled Code checking Systems', Proceedings of the 19th CIB World Building Congress, Brisbane 2013: Construction and Society, Brisbane, QLD (2013) [E1]

Co-authors: Willy Sher

2013Gajendran T, Mackee Jamie, Brewer Graham, Giggins Helen', Le Goff Raichel, 'Organising the management of disaster recovery and construction: A built environment perspective', International Conference on Building Resilience: Individual, institutional and societal coping strategies, Ahungalla, Sri Lanka (2013) [E1]
2013Giggins H, Morrison T, Foulcher N, 'Bringing Together the Present with the Industrial past: the Newcastle Digitalised Heritage Project', Tourism and the Shifting Values of Cultural Heritage: Visiting Pasts, Developing Futures, Taipei city (2013) [E2]

Co-authors: Tessa Morrison

2012Giggins HP, Brankovic L, 'VICUS - A noise addition technique for categorical data', Proceedings of the Tenth Australasian Data Mining Conference AusDM' 2012, Sydney, Australia (2012) [E1]

Co-authors: Ljiljana Brankovic

2012Morrison T, Giggins HP, Foulcher NC, 'Evolving architectural history and digital intangible heritage', NODEM 2012: Archiving and Visualization of Intangible Heritage, Hong Kong (2012) [E3]

Co-authors: Tessa Morrison

2011Islam MZ, Giggins HP, 'Knowledge discovery through SysFor - a systematically developed forest of multiple decision trees', Proceedings of the Ninth Australasian Data Mining Conference (AusDM'11), Ballarat, VIC (2011) [E1]
2009Berretta RE, Giggins HP, 'Online support material for computer science honours program using Blackboard', Proceedings 2009 2nd IEEE International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technology, Beijing, China (2009) [E1]
2008Giggins HP, Brankovic L, 'Statistical disclosure control: To trust or not to trust', Proceedings: International Symposium on Computer Science and Its Applications, CSA 2008, Hobart, TAS (2008) [E1]
2004Alfalayleh MMD, Brankovic L, Giggins HP, Islam MZ, 'Towards the graceful tree conjecture: a survey', Proceedings from Fifteenth Australasian Workshop on Combinatorial Algorithms, Ballina NSW, Aust (2004) [E1]

Co-authors: Ljiljana Brankovic

2003Giggins HP, Brankovic L, 'Protecting Privacy in Genetic Databases', Proceedings for EMAC 2003, Sydney (2003) [E1]

Co-authors: Ljiljana Brankovic

2002Giggins HP, Brankovic L, 'Ethical and Privacy Issues in Genetic Databases', Third Australian Institute of Computer Ethics Conference, Sydney (2002) [E1]

Co-authors: Ljiljana Brankovic

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Creative Work (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Morrison T, Foulcher NC, Giggins HP, Reconstructing Victorian Newcastle, Newcastle Museum (2012) [J1]

Co-authors: Tessa Morrison

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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants7
Total funding$57,384

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2014 (2 grants)

Resilience Education Australia-China-Taipei (REACT) Network$38,250
Funding Body: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Project Team
Doctor Jason Von Meding, Doctor Thayaparan Gajendran, Doctor Jamie MacKee, Doctor Helen Giggins, Associate Professor Graham Brewer, Doctor Sittimont Kanjanabootra, Professor Qian Ye, Professor Zhangang Han, Associate Professor Yanli Lue, Associate Professor Wan-yu Shih, Associate Professor Jie-Ying Wu, Associate Professor Wen-Yen Lin
SchemeRole
Australia-China Council GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$38,25020142014
GNo:G1400533

Heritage 2013, Guimaraes, Portugal, 22-25 July 2014$1,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Project Team
Doctor Helen Giggins
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020142014
GNo:G1400440

2013 (1 grants)

Visiting Pasts, Developing Future International Conference, Taipei, Taiwan. 5 - 9 April 2013$1,200
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Project Team
Doctor Helen Giggins
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,20020132013
GNo:G1300350

2012 (3 grants)

Mapping research priorities for disaster preparedness and recovery: Improving built environment resilience through construction industry collaboration$9,394
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Jamie MacKee, Doctor Thayaparan Gajendran, Doctor Helen Giggins, Professor Michael Ostwald
SchemeRole
Linkage Pilot Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,39420122012
GNo:G1101160

New Staff Grant 2012$5,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Helen Giggins
SchemeRole
New Staff GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020122012
GNo:G1200984

10th Australasian Data Mining Conference, 2012, Sydney, 5 - 7 December 2012$840
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Project Team
Doctor Helen Giggins
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$84020122012
GNo:G1201126

2009 (1 grants)

The 2009 International Conference on Education, Information Technology Applications (EITA 2009), Beijing, China, 8-11 August 2009$1,200
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Project Team
Doctor Helen Giggins
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,20020092009
GNo:G0190407
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions2
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL0.6

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20132017PhD (Building)Co-SupervisorDeficient Housing: Another Visible Dimension of Poverty Trap Theory
20132015PhD (Building)Co-SupervisorChallenges Associated with Implementing BIM-Enabled Code-Checking Systems Within the Design Process
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Dr Helen Giggins

Work Phone(02) 4921 6424
Fax (02) 4921 6913
Email
PositionLecturer
School of Architecture and Built Environment
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaConstruction Management (Building)
Office
AG22,
Architecture,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/helen-giggins