My research focus on understanding how people interact with and perceive IT artefacts from both cognitive and affective perspectives. My current thesis investigates how trust is formed in a text-based relationship-orientated online environment.

Research Interest

Online Trust,Online Community, Health Informatics, Culture, E-Commerce

Publication and Papers

1. Fan, H., Smith, S., Lederman, R., and Chang, S. Trust in Online Health Communities, dissertation (working in progress). Recruiting advertisement.

2. Fan, H., Smith, S., Lederman, R., and Chang, S. Can medical conditions affect our use of online health forums: credibility-based vs. trust-based information acceptance, working in process.

3. Fan, H., Lederman, R., Smith, S., and Chang, S. How trust is formed in online health communities: a process perspective, under review of CAIS patient-focused research special issue.

4. Fan, Smith, Lederman, and Chang, (December, 2010) Why People Trust in Online Health Communities: An Integrated Approach, Proceedings of the 21st Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS), Brisbane, Australia.

5. Fan, H., Smith, S., Lederman, R., and Chang, S. (November, 2009) Information Adoption in Health Online Communities: An Integrated Approach Presented on OZCHI Healthsmart workshop, Melbourne, Australia. Slids

6. Fan, H. and Stylianou, A. Examining the Cultural Efffect on Online Trust at the Individual Level, working in progress.

7. Xiong, L. and Fan, H. (August, 2005) Collaborative Commerce Architecture and Process Unit Study, Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Electronic Commerce (ICEC), Xi'an, China (485-489). Abstract


Hanmei Fan , PhD Student
Department of Computer and Information Systems
University of Melbourne

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Ph.D., Information Systems, University of Melbourne, Australia, 2009 - 2012

Ph.D., Business Information Systems, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, U.S.A, 2006 - 2009 (Transferred)

Bachelor in Business Administration (B.B.A),
E-Commerce, Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade, 2002 - 2006

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