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Ella Hafermalz joined the KIN research group in 2018. Ella has a PhD in Information Systems and Work and Organisational Studies from the University of Sydney Business School in Australia and also holds degrees in Teaching, Media and Communications, and Cultural Studies from the University of Melbourne, Australia.


Her research looks at how technologies are used to facilitate new ways of working. Ella is particularly interested in how distance and remoteness are experienced by workers, and her research has looked at how colleagues skillfully use technologies to achieve a sense of being together even when they are physically apart. Understanding this aspect of work is relevant for organisations that are becoming more distributed and also in healthcare, where technologies are increasingly used by practitioners to care for patients at a distance.

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  • T Technology (General)

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assessment center Social Sciences
Nursing Engineering & Materials Science
Lenses Engineering & Materials Science
Communication Engineering & Materials Science
Circuit theory Engineering & Materials Science
Ontology Engineering & Materials Science
Theaters Engineering & Materials Science
Personnel Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 2014 2016

  • 5 Conference contribution
  • 2 Article
  • 1 Chapter

Enactment or performance? A non-dualist reading of Goffman

Hafermalz, E., Riemer, K. & Boell, S., 1 Jan 2016, Beyond Interpretivism? New Encounters with Technology and Organization - IFIP WG 8.2 Working Conference on Information Systems and Organizations, ISandO 2016, Proceedings. Springer New York LLC, Vol. 489, p. 167-181 15 p. (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology; vol. 489)

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review


Negotiating distance: "presencing work" in a case of remote telenursing

Hafermalz, E. & Riemer, K., 1 Jan 2016, 2016 International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2016. Association for Information Systems

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Information systems

Rethinking, "rethinking: Post-human boundaries": Pre-given or performed?

Orsatti, J., Hafermalz, E. & Hovorka, D. S., 1 Nov 2016, In : Data Base for Advances in Information Systems. 47, 4, p. 41-44 4 p., 3025104

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Electric grounding
Relational view

Seeing is belonging: Remote working, identity and staying connected

Dery, K. & Hafermalz, E., 1 Jan 2016, The Impact of ICT on Work. Springer Singapore, p. 109-126 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Remote workers
Working environment

Talent development gamification in talent selection assessment centres

Tansley, C., Hafermalz, E. & Dery, K., 1 Aug 2016, In : European Journal of Training and Development. 40, 7, p. 490-512 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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