Dr David Paul

Lecturer in Computational Science - School of Science and Technology

David Paul

Phone: +61 2 6773 2447

Email: dpaul4@une.edu.au


I am a computer scientist interested in: service-oriented computing; the Internet and distributed systems; security and privacy; and teaching and education. I have experience with nation-wide research projects such as the Australian Schizophrenia Research Bank and the QuON Web survey system.

I completed my PhD at the University on Newcastle, Australia, working on a service-oriented computing project that concentrated on improving cooperation between multiple different parties even when they are unaware they are working together. This resulted in a new model that allows both service providers and consumers to better determine the level of service they should offer or accept.

From 2005 to 2015 I was also working as a member of the Australian Schizophrenia Research Bank. In this role, I designed, developed, and maintained a large nation-wide database and Web application linking clinical, neurological, and genetic information of both people with schizophrenia and linked controls, and providing mediated access to researchers.

In 2012, at the completion of my PhD, I continued working with the Australian Schizophrenia Research Bank and also joined the University of Newcastle’s Health Behaviour Research Group. A lot of the research performed by this group requires the use of surveys and other online interventions, but existing survey systems did not meet all of their needs. Along with other research, I was part of a team that designed and built the QuON online survey system, which is now used in multiple institutions around Australia.

In 2015, I joined the University of New England as part of the new interdisciplinary computational science team.


BMATH (UoN), BCompSc (Hons) (UoN), PhD (Computer Science) (UoN)

Teaching Areas

Computer Science, Software Engineering, Operating Systems, Networks and Distributed Computing

Research Interests

Networks and distributed systems (including Internet and Cloud computing), Security and Privacy, Computer science education


Fradgley, E. A., Paul, C. L., Bryany, J., Roos, I. A. G., Henskens, F. A., and Paul, D. "Consumer Participation in Quality Improvements for Chronic Disease Care: Development and Evaluation of an Interactive Patient-centered Survey to Identify Preferred Service Initiatives", Journal of Medical Internet Research, December 2014.

Paul, D. and Henskens, F. A. "Engineering Flexible Service-Oriented Transactions", Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP), Volume 189, Springer-Verlag, pp 37-52, July 2014.

Paul, D., Henskens, F. A. and Bridge, J. "Improving the Australian Schizophrenia Research Bank", eResearch Australasia (eRes2013), Brisbane, Australia, 2013.

Paul, D., Wallis, M., Henskens, F. A. and Nolan, K. "QuON - A Generic Platform for the Collation and Sharing of Web Survey Data", The 9th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies (WEBIST2013), Aachen, Germany, INSTICC, pp. 111-116, May 2013.

Alharbi, A., Paul, D., Henskens, F. A. and Hannaford, M. R. "An Investigation into the Learning Styles and Self-Regulated Learning Strategies for Computer Science Students", Changing Demands, Changing Directions. ascilite, pp. 36-46, December 2011.