Graeme Simsion

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Graeme C. Simsion
Graeme Simsion.jpg
BornAuckland, New Zealand
OccupationAuthor, consultancy manager, data modeller
NationalityAustralian, NZ, UK
Education2014 Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing, RMIT
2013 Advanced Diploma of Screenwriting, RMIT
2006 PhD, University of Melbourne
1986 MBA, Deakin University
1984 GDipC&IS, Monash University
1976 BSc, Monash University
Notable awards2012 Victorian Premier's Unpublished Manuscript Award
SpouseProfessor Anne Buist
Children2
Website
graemesimsion.com
 
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Graeme C. Simsion
Graeme Simsion.jpg
BornAuckland, New Zealand
OccupationAuthor, consultancy manager, data modeller
NationalityAustralian, NZ, UK
Education2014 Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing, RMIT
2013 Advanced Diploma of Screenwriting, RMIT
2006 PhD, University of Melbourne
1986 MBA, Deakin University
1984 GDipC&IS, Monash University
1976 BSc, Monash University
Notable awards2012 Victorian Premier's Unpublished Manuscript Award
SpouseProfessor Anne Buist
Children2
Website
graemesimsion.com

Graeme C. Simsion FACS is a New Zealand born Australian author, screen-writer, playwright and data modeller.[1]

Career[edit]

Simsion won the 2012 Victorian Premier's Unpublished Manuscript Award for his book, The Rosie Project.[2][3] Text Publishing has sold the rights to the book internationally for over $1.8m.[4] The Rosie Project was published in Australia in January 2014,[5] and has since sold more than a million copies in over forty countries around the world.[6] The screenplay has been optioned to Sony Pictures Entertainment. Text Publishing have announced that a sequel to The Rosie Project, titled The Rosie Effect, was published on 24 September 2014.[6]

Prior to writing fiction he was an information systems consultant and wrote two books and several papers about data-modelling. He established a consulting business in 1982 and sold it in 1999. At that time Simsion Bowles and Associates had over seventy staff.[7] He co-founded a wine distribution business, Pinot Now with Steven Naughton.[8]

From 2002–2006, as a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne, he conducted the largest published study of data modelling practitioners (489 participants, most with substantial industry experience), to address the question 'Is data modelling better characterised as description or design?' The research included interviews with thought leaders, surveys of practitioners, and practical modelling tasks.

He concluded that, in contrast to the assumption implicit in most data modelling research, data modelling is best characterised as a design discipline (the term design is used in the broad sense of design theory, rather than its more narrow and casual usage in the information systems field). His work was published as his PhD thesis Data Modeling: Description or Design, University of Melbourne, 2006 and in Data Modeling Theory and Practice (Technics Publications, 2007).

He is married to Professor Anne Buist[9] and has two children.

Awards[edit]

Publications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Steger,Jason "A First Date with Destiny", The Age 26 January 2012
  2. ^ "Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript: Winner Announced". The Wheeler Centre. 4 June 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Stringybark Stories Author profile" Nov 2012
  4. ^ "No Lounging Around as New Author Gains Ground", The Age 28 September 2012
  5. ^ Text Publishing – The Rosie Project
  6. ^ a b Text Publishing – The Rosie Effect
  7. ^ "Text Publishing – Graeme Simsion" Text Publishing biography 2013
  8. ^ "Pinot Now About Us"
  9. ^ "Anne Buist" University of Melbourne
  10. ^ Author of 'The Rosie Project' awarded Book of the Year prize – ABC news
  11. ^ Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Project named Australian Book of the Year – news.com.au
  12. ^ Simsion,Graeme "Three Encounters with the Physical" The Age 12 January 2013
  13. ^ "FAW Results" 2007
  14. ^ "DAMA Achievement Awards". Data Management International. 2003. 
  15. ^ Australian Computer Society – Victorian fellows – 1998

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