Dr Efpraxia D. Zamani

BA (Aristotle), MA (Leicester), MSc (Aegean), PhD (AUEB), PGCert (De Montfort)

Information School

Senior Lecturer in Information Systems

Dr Efpraxia D. Zamani
Dr Efpraxia D. Zamani

+44 114 222 6331

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Dr Efpraxia D. Zamani
Information School
Regent Court (IS)
211 Portobello
S1 4DP

My background is multidisciplinary. I hold a Bachelor in Architectural Engineering, an MA in Museum Studies and an MSc in Finance and Management Engineering. I received my doctorate from the Department of Management Science and Technology of the Athens University of Economics and Business (Greece) in 2014. After this, I was a post doctoral researcher at the same university until early 2016, when I joined De Montfort University as a Lecturer of Information Systems. I joined the Information School at the university of Sheffield in late 2018.

Research interests

My broad research interests relate to the organizational and social aspects of information systems. I am particularly interested in post-adoption user behaviour, enterprise information systems and ICT4D. For my PhD, I have looked into user sensemaking with portable IT artefacts, such as tablets.

More specifically, I have looked into episodes of disillusionment, and how users develop their own accommodating practices for the purposes of appropriating an IT artefact. My research work has been presented in numerous conferences and has been published in journals such as the Journal of Information Technology, Government Information Quarterly and the International Journal of Electronic Commerce.

I am interested in supervising PhD students with an interest in the use of information systems within personal and work-related contexts, the more social aspects of technology (e.g., ICTs for development purposes),  virtual work and the future of work and productivity in relation to technology.


Journal articles


Conference proceedings papers

Research group

Current PhD students

  • Norah Alotaibi: The Efficiency and Quality of E-Government Services: An Analytical Study of Smartphone Applications in the Saudi Ministries
  • Jing Wang: Digital Collaboration: The Establishment of Knowledge Management-Based BIM Collaboration Model
  • Haoyu Xie: A Research on the Self-Organization of Crowdsourcing Workers
  • Yuzhen Zhu: Understanding the Role of Information and Communication Technology in the Shaping of Interorganizational Knowledge Exchange Practice: Proposing an ICT-based Generic Knowledge Management Framework for the European Living Lab Ecosystem

I am a member of the Information Systems Research Group.

Teaching interests
  • I am module coordinator for INF6001 Information Systems Project Management.
  • I received my PGCert in Higher Education from De Montfort University in 2017.
  • I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Professional activities
  • Track chair and Associate Editor for various academic conferences, such as the European Conference of Information Systems
  • Editorial Review Board Member for several peer-review journals (Industrial Management and Data Systems, Journal of Responsible Technology, Futures & Foresight Science, Journal of Global Information Technology Management)