Dr Gitesh Raikundalia is an academic with the College of Sport, Health & Engineering. Gitesh previously worked at Southern Cross University and Swinburne University of Technology in Australia. He has had several roles at VU, including Postgraduate Research Coordinator, Academic Coordinator (Research & Research Training), Seminar Coordinator, Honours Coordinator, etc, and has been a member of numerous committees, such as Faculty Postgraduate Research Committee, Faculty Courses Committee, Candidature Review Committees. He has twice been chair of the Australasian Document Computing Symposium and has been on several conference programme committees and journal review committees.

Gitesh has conducted research primarily in the areas of computer supported cooperative work (e.g. electronic meetings, collaborative document authoring, group awareness), health informatics (e.g. hospital simulation, multi-disciplinary team meetings for cancer care) and software engineering (e.g, scenario-based design) as well as areas like intelligent agents and data mining. He has received over $850,000 in research and teaching grant funding and has published over 80 research papers in the above areas of interest.

Recent publications

Refereed journal articles

Bain C., Raikundalia G. K., Shulman T. and Sharma R. (2013) Multi-disciplinary team meetings for cancer care: results of an Australian survey. Journal of Cancer Research and Treatment. 1 (01), 12-23.

Heslop, L. and Raikundalia, G. K. (2011) Enhancing clinical nurse workflow through redesign of networked wireless laptop computers. electronic Journal of Health Informatics, 6 (03), e25.

Yan, J., Yang, Y. and Raikundalia, G. K. (2006) SwinDeW – a peer-to-peer based decentralised workflow management system. IEEE Transactions on System, Man and Cybernetics, Part A. 36 (05), 922-935.

Tran, M., Raikundalia, G. K. and Yang, Y. (2006) Using an experimental study to develop group awareness support for real-time distributed collaborative writing. Journal of Information and Software Technology.  48 (11), 1006 – 1024.

Conference papers

Raikundalia, G. K. and Rees, M. J. (1995) “Exploiting the World-Wide Web for electronic meeting document analysis and management”. Proceedings of AUUG ’95 and Asia-Pacific World-Wide Web ’95 Conference, Sydney, 18-21 September, 82 – 94.

View Gitesh's publications in the Victoria University Research Repository.

Teaching responsibilities


Honours Coordinator in Computer Science.

Postgraduate research students and fellows


3 Honours students, 4 PhD students.

Current supervision

Principal supervision of 2 PhD students, Co-supervision of 1 PhD student.

Research grants

  • 2000: $2,500 worth of internal research grants from Southern Cross University in 2000.
  • 2002: $630,000 worth of internal research grants from Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2002: Smart Internet Technology Cooperative Research Centre: $90,000
  • 2004, 2006 and 2010: $59,597 worth of internal funding grants from Victoria University 
  • 2006: National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre: $72,530.

Professional memberships

  • Australian Computer Society

Industry experience

Development of software solutions for medical practice and small business computing.

Appearances in the media

Radio interview with local ABC radio as chair of 1999 Australian Document Computing Symposium.

Areas of expertise

  • Computer supported cooperative work
  • Health informatics
  • Software engineering

Contact details

(03) 9919 4691