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Research Interests

  • The complex relationship between people, technology and organisations
  • Collaborative practice in housing and construction
  • Sociomateriality and actor-network theory
  • Interpretivist research and qualitative case study methods
  • Ethical practices and organisational outcomes that interrogate performativity

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Dr. Pablo's research focus is on the complex, mutually constitutive interaction between people, organisations and technology. She uses interpretivist approaches, qualitative techniques and theories of sociomateriality, including actor-network theory, to explore how technical solutions are permeated by human and social choices. Through this lens she has developed specialised expertise on collaboration in offsite manufacturing, digital collaboration in housing, partnerships in infrastructure, the role of metaphors in shaping anti-poverty portals and the role of client leadership in improving construction safety through digital tools.

Dr. Pablo develops nuanced causal models that explain the intricate links between social and technical aspects of innovation,  interrogating technologically deterministic models that often fail to generate meaningful pathways to technology adoption. Her publications touch on diverse technologies - construction technologies, websites, Twitter - but are all grounded in human and organisational behaviour, exploring how technological black boxes are actually socially constructed. Her socio-technical research has driven publications that cut across multiple FoR codes. Her research has also led to high-impact resources such as a conceptually-grounded executive education program which is undergoing commercialisation, assessment tools for collaborative practice, rigorous and theoretically-driven change management plans for corporations and the research-informed planning, design and implementation of undergraduate and graduate courses in management and information technology.    

Education/Academic qualification

Economics and Commerce, PhD, University of Melbourne


Award Date: 20 Dec 2007

International and European Relations, Postgraduate degree, University of Amsterdam


Award Date: 20 Jun 1998

Human Resource Development, Graduate Diploma, Ateneo de Manila University


Award Date: 17 Aug 1993

Business Administration and Accountancy, Bachelor, University of the Philippines


Award Date: 26 Apr 1992


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