Professor of Information Systems
Fellow of Darwin College
BSc (Newcastle University), PhD (Reading University)
My research interests include the relationship between information systems and social and organisational change, and theoretical and methodological issues in information systems research. I have conducted studies in collaboration with Hewlett Packard, DMR Canada (Fujitsu Consulting), Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, Addenbrookes Hospital and Royal Papworth Hospital. With data playing a more and more important role in organisations and society, I have a particular interest in the processes that contribute to the production of data and in the, often overlooked, work that this involves.
I am the Chair of the IFIP Working Group 8.2 on Information Systems and Organisations and a member of the Organisational Theory & Information Systems subject group at Cambridge Judge Business School, which is engaged with cross-disciplinary themes including organisational change.
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