Senior Lecturer (Information Systems)
PhD (Health Information Systems), Curtin University, 2006
Maya has a multi-national, multi-lingual, and multi-disciplinary background. She was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina (ex-Yugoslavia) and completed her early education in Servo-Croatian. When the civil war broke out, she moved to Belgium and continued her studies in Flemish. The recipient of a national scholarship, she graduated with both a Bachelor of Chemistry and Master of Biochemistry from the University of Antwerp. She migrated to Australia in 1999 and began a career as a Medical Researcher at the Cancer Research Unit (University of Newcastle). In this role, Maya saw the potential of Information Technologies to advance studies of human diseases and got inspired to undertake a PhD (at Curtin University) related to this field. As a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Curtin, she worked on various research projects until 2012. Bethanie (a not-for-profit aged care provider) recruited her to work on a national health project which she did from 2012 to 2014, before joining the team at Sheridan. On campus, she has worked on governance, course development, an artificial photosynthesis research project, and lectures on Information Technology.