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Dr Jodi Sita Name: Dr Jodi Sita
Deputy Head, School of Behavioural and Health Sciences VIC/MelBal
Email
jodi.sita@acu.edu.au
Phone
+613 9230 8675
Organisational Area
Faculty of Health Sciences
Department
School of Behavioural and Health Sciences (VIC)
Location
Melbourne
Building 403 - The Daniel Mannix Building (8-14 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065)-Level 1-Room 403.1.17
Biographical Information

Jodi Sita is a Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience and Anatomy whom uses eye tracking to study human behaviour. She has been teaching Anatomy and Neurosciences since 1996. She has worked at La Trobe University, Charles Sturt University, Limerick University and is now at ACU, Melbourne campus. She is co-convienor of the research group Eye Tracking and the Moving Image (ETMI) and part of a large OLT funded teaching research project 'Translating concept into practice: enabling first-year health sciences teachers to blueprint effective flipped learning approaches'.

 

Publications

Refereed Journal Articles and Book Chapters:

Pepe, A. & Sita, J.C. (in submission). Eye-hand Timing Relationships with Signature Simulations. IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems.

Sita, J. C., & Taylor, K. A. (2015). Eye movements during the handwriting of words: Individually and within sentences. Human Movement Science, Volume 43, pp 229-238. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.humov.2015.01.011

Batty, C., Dyer, A., Perkins, C., and Sita, J. (2015). Seeing Different Worlds: Eye tracking, animation and the experience of narrative. In Making Sense of Cinema: Empirical Studies into Film Spectators and Spectatorship. Edited by CarrieLynn Reinhard and Christopher Olson. Bloomsbury Publishing.

Batty, C., Perkins, C., and Sita, J. (2015). How 'looking' feature in our disciplines, and what we might expect to &lsquosee&rsquo, in the Eye-Tracking the Moving Image Special Edition, Refractory: a Journal of Entertainment Media, 25. http://refractory.unimelb.edu.au/2015/02/06/batty-perkins-sita/

Redmond, S., Sita, J., Vincs, K. (2015). Our Sherlockian Eyes: the Surveillance of Vision, in the Eye-Tracking the Moving Image Special Edition, Refractory: a Journal of Entertainment Media, 25. http://refractory.unimelb.edu.au/2015/02/07/redmond-sita-vincs/

Pepe, A and Sita, J. (2014). Gaze Shifts and Pen Velocity Minima during Line Copying with Consideration to Signature Simulation. In Current Trends in Eye Tracking Research Edited by Dr. Mike Horsley, Dr. Matt Eliot, Dr. Bruce Knight, and Dr. Ronan Reilly. Springer International Publishing, pp 101-106.

Dyer, A., Found, B., Merlino, M., Pepe, A., Rogers, D., and Sita, J. (2014). Eye movement evaluation of signature forgeries: insights to forensic expert evidence. In Current Trends in Eye Tracking Research Edited by Dr. Mike Horsley, Dr. Matt Eliot, Dr. Bruce Knight, and Dr. Ronan Reilly. Springer International Publishing, pp 211-224.

Pepe, A., Rogers, D. and Sita, J. (2012). A consideration of signature complexity using simulators&rsquo gaze behaviour. Journal of Forensic Document Examination. Volume 22, 2012

McLeod, S., Roberts, A., & Sita, J. (2006). Tongue/palate contact for /s/ and /z/ production. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 20, 51-66.


Sita, J., Found, B., Rogers, D (2004). A model using quantitative data for forensic signature identification. Journal of Forensic Document Examination, 16, 91-101.


Sita, J., Found, B., Rogers, D (2004). A quantitative analysis of the spatial properties of questioned signature and the relationship to forensic document examiners' opinions. Journal of Forensic Document Examination, 16, 17-89.

Roberts, A., McLeod, S. & Sita, J. (2002). Using the EPG to describe normal and impaired /s/ and /z/. ACQuiring Knowledge in Speech, Language and Hearing, 4, 158-163.


Sita, J., Found, B. & Rogers, D. (2002). Forensic handwriting examiners' expertise for signature comparison. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 47, 1117-1124.


Sita, J. & Rogers, D. (1999). Changes in forger&rsquos handwriting pressure related to the original writer&rsquos dynamics. Journal of Forensic Document Examination. Vol.12 Fall 1999. pp. 101-112

Found, B Sita, J. & Rogers, D. (1999) The development of a program for characterising handwriting examiners expertise: Signature examination pilot study.  Journal of Forensic Document Examination. Vol.12 Fall 1999. pp. 69-100


Published Peer Reviewed Conference Papers:

Pepe, A and Sita, J. (2015). The Timing of Eye-hand Movements during Signature Simulations.  The 16th Biennial Conference of the International Graphonomics Society, Pointe-a-Pire, Guadeloupe, June 21-24, 2015.

Pepe, A and Sita, J. (2013). An Objective Look into the Effect of Legibility and Inversion on Signature Simulation Difficulty. The15th Biennial Conference of the International Graphonomics Society, Nara, Japan June 1-13, 2013.

Taylor, K. and Sita, J. (2013). Eye movements during word writing Single words and words in sentences. The15th Biennial Conference of the International Graphonomics Society, Nara, Japan June 1-13, 2013.

Pepe, A and Sita, J. (2012). Gaze Shifts and Pen Velocity Minima during Line Copying with Consideration to Signature Simulation. Eye Track Australia, Central Queensland University, Noosa, Australia May 29-30, 2012.

Dyer, A., Found, B., Merlino, M., Pepe, A., Rogers, D., and Sita, J. (2012). Eye movement evaluation of signature forgeries: insights to forensic expert evidence. Eye Track Australia, Central Queensland University, Noosa, Australia May 29-30, 2012.


Pepe. A., Rogers, D., and Sita, J (2011). A cognitive look into simulations of high and low complexity signatures. In Advances in Graphonomics Proceedings of the 15th Biennial Conference of the International Graphonomics Society, Mexico, 136-139.


Sebastian, J., Sita, J. and Rogers, D. (2009). Some Relationships between Eye Movements and Handwriting Movements. In Advances in Graphonomics Proceedings of the 14th Biennial Conference of the International Graphonomics Society, France, 211-215.


Sita, J.(2009). Development Of A Pilot 3D Anatomy Game For Students To Explore And Learn About The Human Digestive Tract. Journal of Clinical Anatomy 22:399&ndash409


Sita, J., Wentworth, S. (2008). Comparing online assessment items to traditionally delivered assessments for a large undergraduate mulit-campus unit.  Journal of Clinical Anatomy, 21-3, 274


Sita, J. (2006) Teaching anatomy to masters level students in a PBL course.  Journal of Clinical Anatomy, 19, 176.


Dyer, A., Found, B., Sita, J., & Rogers, D. (2006). Eye Movement Evaluation of Signature Forgeries. In Proc. Aust. Ophthalmic Visual Sci. Meeting, Dec 2-4. ANU Aust.


Sita, J, Rogers, D & Found, B (2003). A model using Complexity Classification, Spatial Score and Line Quality for Forensic Signature Comparison. In Hans-Leo Teulings, Arend Van Gemmert(ed/s), Proceedings of the 11th Conference of the International Graphonomics Society, USA, 257-260.


Sita, J, Rogers, D & Found, B (2003). Spatial Comparison of Questioned to Specimen Signatures using Matrix Analysis Software. In Hans-Leo Tueulings, Arend Van Gemmert(ed/s), Proceedings of the 11th Conference of the International Graphonomics Society, USA, 299-303.


Sita, J. & Rogers, D. (1999). Changes in simulated handwriting pressure: Can the forger capture the original writer&rsquos dynamics? Proceedings of the Ninth Biennial Conference of the International Graphonomics Society, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 6, 7& 8 June, 1999, p. 205-208.


Found, B Sita, J. & Rogers, D. (1999). The development of a program for characterising handwriting examiners expertise: Signature examination pilot study. Proceedings of the Ninth Biennial Conference of the International Graphonomics Society, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 6 - 8 June, 1999, p. 205-208. pp. 69-100.

 

Online Blogs:

Sita, J., Pepe, A. (2014) Is your signature safe? How to detect a forgery. The Conversation. Available at: http://theconversation.com/is-your-signature-safe-how-to-avoid-forgery-21377 (Published January 22, 2014) 7462 downloads (as of July 2014)
 

Redmond, S., Sita, J. (2013) What eye tracking tells us about the way we watch films. The Conversation. Available at: https://theconversation.com/what-eye-tracking-tells-us-about-the-way-we-watch-films-19444 (Published 5 December 2013) 5203 downloads (as of July 2014)

Redmond, S., Sita, J. (2013) My Sherlockian eyes: an introduction to the work of the eye tracking and moving image research group. CST Online.  Available at: http://cstonline.tv/sherlockian-eyes (Published on Friday 12 April 2013).

 

Research

Current research uses eye tracking methodology to investigate the visual behaviour and underlying cognitive aspects in a number of areas

  • Understanding the design impacts of park and walk design on stress reduction. In collaboration with Assoc Prof Marco Amati (RMIT)
  • Childrens viewing behaviour whist watching narrative animation. In collaboration with Assoc Prof Adrian Dyer (RMIT), Dr Jair Garcia (RMIT), Dr Darrin Verhagen (RMIT), Assoc Prof Craig Batty (RMIT)
  • 4D cinema and the emotional experience- piolot. In collaboration with Assoc Prof Sean Redmond (DEAKIN), Dr Darrin Verhagen (RMIT)

 

Studies completed with further analysis pending:

  • The Influence Aesthetics, Form and Style in the Moving Image on Viewer Gaze Behaviour.
    • In collaboration with Assoc Prof Sean Redmond (Deakin University), Assoc Prof Adrian Dyer (RMIT), Prof Sarah Pink (RMIT), Prof Kim Vincs (Director, Motion Capture Lab, Deakin University), Mr Darrin Verhagen (RMIT), Dr Craig Batty (RMIT), Dr Claire Perkins  (Monash University), Dr Jenny Robinson (RMIT), Andrea Rassell (RMIT), Jane Stadler (UQ), Tessa Dwyer (Uni Melb).

Projects undertaken (not mentioned above) which have concluded (with future publications pending):

  • Skill development in professional sports coaches
    • In collaboration with Dr Mandy Huddson-Ruddock (Public Health), Isabelle Janecki(student), Carlton Football Club, St Kilda Football Club and the Australian Coaches Association.
  • Aspects of Forensic Document Examination Theory and Practice
    • In collaboration with Assoc Prof Adrian Dyer (RMIT), Dr Bryan Found (AFPT), Mr Avni Pepe.

Grants -since at ACU:

2015       RMIT Faculty Grant  $18000- Seeing Animated Worlds &ndash Eye Tracking Project

Associate Professor Adrian Dyer (RMIT), Dr Jair  Garcia (RMIT), Associate Professor Craig Batty  (RMIT), Dr Darrin Verhargin (RMIT)  &  Dr Jodi Sita (ACU)

2015       OLT Grant (ID14-3883)  $225000 - Translating concept into practice: enabling first-year health sciences teachers to blueprint effective flipped learning approaches

Ms Sophie Karanicolas (Uni SA), Dr Catherine Snelling (Uni SA), Dr Tracy Winning (Uni SA), Dr Jamie Chapman (Uni Tas) Dr Georgia Clarkson (ACU) & Dr Jodi Sita (ACU)

2014       City of Melbourne Grant $14000  Understanding the design impacts of park and walk design on stress reduction.

Dr Marco Amati (RMIT) & Dr Jodi Sita (ACU)

 

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