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Pethigamage (Lami) Perera

Assistant Teaching Professor of Information systems
Lami Perera

Research Areas

Dr. Pethigamage Lami Perera is a transdisciplinary academic with expertise in both information systems and social science. He has worked at various universities across three continents. His research spans various subjects, including AI, blockchain, information practices, and local/global information interactions. He has founded innovative models, including the “Global Review” and “Negative Citation” for academic publishing. As a founding member, he has also contributed to a new blockchain process model for the superannuation (retirement funds) fraud detection system in Australia. He has made significant contributions to conceptualizing “site” and the sense of place. Dr. Perera holds the distinction of being the first to connect information practices research with different forms of capital. His pioneering work on “Karmic Capital” has established him as an expert in cultural information science and positioned him as a leader in non-Western information practice research. He also holds patents in Australia.

Academic Degrees

Ph D, University of Technology, Australia
Masters, Central Queensland University, Australia
BSC MIS (Hons), University College Dublin, Ireland

Representative Publications

Mapa Mudiyanselage, C.; Perera, P.; Grandhi, S. A Blockchain-Based Model for the Prevention of Superannuation Fraud: A Study of Australian Super Funds. Appl. Sci. 2023, 13, 9949. 

P. Perera, “Uncovering the Malpractices in Publishing: A Global Review System Using Disruptive Technologies,” 2023 IEEE/ACIS 23rd International Conference on Computer and Information Science (ICIS), Wuxi, China, 2023, pp. 48-54, doi: 10.1109/ICIS57766.2023.10210243. 

Yerbury, H., Olsson, M., & Perera, P. (2023). Capital as the outcome of information practices: a study of devotees and monks of a Theravada Buddhist Temple. Journal of Documentation. doi:10.1108/jd-01-2023-0008

Perera, P. Exploring Karmic Capital in the Context of Cultural Information Practices. Religions 2023, 14, 1133. 

Perera, P., & Lankathilaka, M. (2023). AI in Higher Education: A Literature Review of ChatGPT and Guidelines for Responsible Implementation. International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science, VII(VI), 306–314.

Perera, Pethigamage. 2023. “Enhancing Accountability, Quality, and Transparency in Publishing.” Https:// The Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc. November 27, 2023.

Perera, P., & Lankathilaka, M. (2023). Preparing to Revolutionize Education with the Multi-Model GenAI Tool Google Gemini? A Journey towards Effective Policy Making. J Adv Educ Philos, 7(8): 7(8): 246-253

Perera, P., Olsson, M., & Yerbury, H. (2022). Conceptions of place in the information practices of the Mahamewnawa Asapuwa Temple community. The university of borås, sweden, Information Research International Electronic journal, 27(Special issue, October 2022), 1-12.

Yerbury, H., Perera, P., Olsson, M., & Perera, P. (2022). Conceptions of place in the information practices of the Mahamewnawa Asapuwa Temple community. In Information Behaviour Conference (pp. 1-12). Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

Perera, P., & Ollson, M. (2021). Place, practice, and flow: Information practices in the Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery. Data and Information Management, 5(1), 1-10. doi:10.2478/dim-2020-0049

Perera, P. (2020). Theoretical concepts Information Practices. (No. Of Pieces: 1).

Professional Memberships

Senior Member and certified Professional. Australian computer Society - 2148580

Honors and Awards

Student Voice Award 2021, 2020 & 2019 CQUniversity Australia
Teaching Commendation 2020 – USC, Australia 
Award - Research Supervision Level (Principal) – CQUniversity Australia