Professor Laurence Brooks

BSc (Bristol), PhD (Liverpool)

Information School

Professor of Information Systems

Laurence Brooks
l.brooks@sheffield.ac.uk

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Professor Laurence Brooks
Information School
Regent Court (IS)
211 Portobello
Sheffield
S1 4DP
Profile

I am the Professor for Information Systems in the iSchool at the University of Sheffield. Before joining Sheffield, I was the Professor of Technology and Social Responsibility in the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility (CCSR) at De Montfort University (DMU), where I still hold a visiting Professor role. While at DMU I was also the School lead for all PGT programmes, Programme Leader (PL) for MSc Information Systems Management (ISM), Module Leader (ML) for IMAT5314, PGT Project/Dissertation, Past-chair of the Faculty Research Ethics Committee (FREC), PI on the H2020 funded TechEthos project, Co-Investigator on the H2020 funded SHERPA project, PI and
co-ordinator of DMU contribution to the EPSRC funded Horizon: Creating Our Lives in Data, Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT).

Prior to joining DMU, I was the Director of Postgraduate Studies and responsible for all MSc programmes in the Department of Computer Science (was the Department of Information Systems and Computing or DISC), Brunel University London. I was a Senior Lecturer at Brunel, the link tutor for the London Brunel International College (LBIC), a co-opted member of the University Research Ethics Committee (UREC) and a member of the Institute of Environment, Health and Societies, Biomedical Engineering theme. I have been an elected member of University Senate, the Course Director for the MSc in Information Systems Management (ISM) and the past Chair of the School Research Ethics Committee (SREC).

Prior to that I was a Lecturer in Information Technology and Management (ITBML) in the Department of Computer Science at the University of York. Previously I was a Research Associate at what has now become the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge.

University responsibilities

  • Member of the REF management group
Research interests

My research interests sit around the area of ICT and people, whether at the individual, group or societal level. I am also interested in the ethics of current and emerging technologies, that is not just that technologies such as AI or digital extended reality can be developed and applied, but should it and if so in what ways? Some of the key ethical issues with these technologies include issues around privacy and security, surveillance, transparency, irreversibility, bias, inclusion and distributive justice.

I use and work with a range of social theories (ie. Sociomateriality, Structuration Theory, Actor Network Theory) to gain insights into how we and the world interact with and reflect ICT and other emerging technologies.

I have engaged with research in a number of areas, including:

  • social media
  • eGovernment
  • ICT4D (ICT with and for development)
  • Healthcare

Research is a vital part of the academic world and I am always keen to discuss possible research opportunities. If you are interested in a PhD studentship in Information Systems, Technology and Social Responsibility, ICT4D, eGovernment, eHealth, Ethics and technology, etc., please contact me to discuss further.

Publications

Journal articles

Chapters

Conference proceedings papers

  • Albesher A & Brooks L (2016) Trustworthiness as a Source of Long-Term e-Government Adoption. Proceedings of the Eighth Saudi Students Conference in the UK RIS download Bibtex download
  • Brooks L & Persaud A (2015) Comparing Local e-Government Websites in Canada and the UK (pp 291-304) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Brooks L & Mohammed AB (2014) eVoting in Nigeria. Proceedings of the 2014 Conference on Electronic Governance and Open Society: Challenges in Eurasia - EGOSE '14, 18 November 2014 - 20 November 2014. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Alam MS & Brooks L (2014) Identifying a Public Sector Information Systems (PSIS) for E-service: A Case of Land Records E-service in Bangladesh (pp 106-119) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Alanezi F & Brooks L (2014) Combatting online fraud in Saudi Arabia using general deterrence theory (GDT). 20th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2014 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Brooks L, Henriksen HZ, Janssen M, Papazafeiropoulou A & Trutnev D (2014) Public sector information systems (PSIS): How ICT can bring innovation into the policy-making process. ECIS 2014 Proceedings - 22nd European Conference on Information Systems RIS download Bibtex download
  • Panagiotopoulos P, Barnett J & Brooks L (2013) Social Media and Government Responsiveness: The Case of the UK Food Standards Agency (pp 310-321) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Huang Z & Brooks L (2012) Usability Evaluation and Redesign of E-Government: Users’ Centred Approach (pp 615-625) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Brooks L & Anene V (2012) Information disclosure and generational differences in Social Network Sites. 18th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2012, AMCIS 2012, Vol. 6 (pp 4950-4962) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Alam MS, Brooks L & Khan NI (2012) Action Design Ethnographic Research (ADER): Vested Interest Networks and ICT Networks in Service Delivery of Land Records in Bangladesh (pp 51-67) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Huang Z & Brooks L (2012) Systematically Evaluating Usability in Web-Based Electronic Government: An Empirical Study (pp 133-148) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Panagiotopoulos PP, Brooks L, Elliman T & Dasuki SI (2011) Social networking for membership engagement in nonprofit organisations: A trade union study. 17th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2011, AMCIS 2011, Vol. 3 (pp 2254-2262) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Brooks L, Mehta R & Huang Z (2011) Information sharing in NHS polyclinics. International Conference on Information Systems 2011, ICIS 2011, Vol. 1 (pp 166-183) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Huang Z & Brooks L (2011) Addressing e-government website usability: A users' centred evaluation. WEBIST 2011 - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies (pp 173-183) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Huang Z & Brooks L (2011) Evaluating Usability of Web-Based Electronic Government: Users’ Perspective (pp 456-465) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Tsotra D, Brooks L & Fitzgerald G (2011) Cultural Emergence in Global IS/IT Outsourcing (pp 99-114) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Brooks L & Eke B (2010) IS project escalation in developing countries. 16th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2010, AMCIS 2010, Vol. 1 (pp 737-748) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Wainwright D & Brooks L (2010) Making sense of IT vendor and client relationships: A technological frames perspective. 16th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2010, AMCIS 2010, Vol. 7 (pp 5190-5199) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ali M & Brooks LD (2009) Cultual Aspects of Multi-Channel Customer Management: A UK Case Study.. AMCIS (pp 564-564) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hodgkinson R, Barua A, Worthington S, Brooks L, Kohli R & Zukis B (2009) Returns on it investment: Could we do better?. ICIS 2009 Proceedings - Thirtieth International Conference on Information Systems RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ali M & Brooks L (2009) Cultural aspects of multi-channel customer management: A UK case study. 15th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2009, AMCIS 2009, Vol. 7 (pp 4695-4705) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Atkinson C & Brooks L (2009) Ethical moments within the Soft Information Systems & Technologies Methodology (SISTeM). 15th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2009, AMCIS 2009, Vol. 7 (pp 4873-4882) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Huang Z, Brooks L & Chen S (2009) The Assessment of Credibility of e-Government: Users’ Perspective (pp 26-35) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Brooks L & Atkinson C (2008) Exploring the potential of the ethical grid for informing decision-taking practices in the soft information systems & technologies, methodology (SISTeM). ICIS 2008 Proceedings - Twenty Ninth International Conference on Information Systems RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ali M & Brooks L (2008) Culture and is: A criticism of predefined cultural archetypes studies. 14th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2008, Vol. 5 (pp 3113-3123) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ali M, Brooks L & Alshawi S (2008) A conceptual model for global multi-channel customer management. Proceedings of the European and Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems, EMCIS 2008 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ali M & Brooks L (2008) A situated cultural approach for cross-cultural studies in IS. Proceedings of the European and Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems, EMCIS 2008 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Brooks L, Fitzgerald G & Atkinson C (2008) Using actor network theory to interpret the introduction of information systems within the London ambulance service. 14th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2008, Vol. 4 (pp 2417-2430) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ali M & Brooks LD (2008) Culture and IS: A Criticism of Predefined Cultural Archetypes Studies.. AMCIS (pp 62-62) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Weerakkody V, Dwivedi Y, Williams M, Brooks L & Mwange A (2007) E-government implementation in Zambia: Contributing factors. Association for Information Systems - 13th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2007: Reaching New Heights, Vol. 4 (pp 2667-2691) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ali M, Brooks L, Alshawi S & Papazafeiropoulou A (2006) Cultural dimensions and CRM systems implementation: A preliminary framework. Association for Information Systems - 12th Americas Conference On Information Systems, AMCIS 2006, Vol. 3 (pp 1312-1323) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ali M, Brooks L & Alshawi S (2006) Cultural dimensions and CRM systems: A structurational analysis. Proceedings of the European and Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems, EMCIS 2006 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Atkinson C & Brooks L (2006) The role of the Emancipatory Structure in StructurANTion: Informated information systems development. ICIS 2006 Proceedings - Twenty Seventh International Conference on Information Systems (pp 855-872) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ali M, Brooks LD, Alshawi S & Papazafeiropoulou A (2006) Cultural Dimensions and CRM Systems Implementation: A Preliminary Framework.. AMCIS (pp 174-174) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Atkinson C & Brooks L (2005) In the age of the humanchine. Association for Information Systems - 26th International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2005: Forever New Frontiers (pp 123-135) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Brooks LD, Davis CJ & Lycett M (2004) Change management: the contribution of personal construct theory (PCT).. ECIS (pp 303-314) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Brooks L & Atkinson C (2004) Structurantion in Research and Practice: Representing Actor Networks Their Structurated Orders and Translations (pp 389-409) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Brooks L & Airey A (2001) Consumer Privacy and Online Marketing: Bringing the Human Back into the Picture (pp 203-210) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Atkinson C & Brooks L () Rhizomatic Informatics: The Case of Ivy University (pp 81-101) RIS download Bibtex download
Teaching activities
  • Member of teaching team for INF6320
Professional activities
  • Visiting Professor in Computing and Social Responsibility in the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility, De Montfort University, UK
  • UK Academy for Information Systems (UKAIS) - board member, Fellow and Past President
  • UK Systems Society - Past President
  • AIS Special Interest Group on Philosophy (SIGPhil) - Past President
  • Graduate member of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Member of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 8.2, 9.4 and 8.5.
  • Information Technology and People (IT&P) – Senior Editor
  • Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society (JICES) - Editorial Advisory Board
  • Research projects evaluator, FFG, Austrian Research Council
  • Expert ethics Advisor/Reviewer for the European Commission (EC)
  • Visiting Professor of Technology and Social Responsibility, School of Computer Science and Informatics, De Montfort University, UK
  • External examiner - London School of Economics (LSE) – external programme
  • External examiner - Loughborough University - Information Systems modules in the Business School