Research Group Members

Academic Staff


Dr Pamela Abbott
Head of Group

Tel: 0114 2222669
Room 225

I am interested in research concerning the socio-economic and organizational consequences of the global phenomenon of IT outsourcing and offshoring, specifically, and more generally the area of information systems and globalisation. I am also establishing an area of expertise in research on information and communication technologies (ICTs) and development, which has seen me research ICT-related issues (such as IS failure) in developing country contexts.

Salihu Dr Salihu Dasuki
Tel: 0114 2222656
Room 234
My principal research interests lies in the social, political and economic implications of information systems use, implementation and development in developing countries. I am currently investigating the impact of ICT interventions on human development using Sen’s capability approach within the Nigeria context.
Andrea Jimenez Dr Andrea Jimenez
Tel: 0114 2222684
Room 323a
My research evolves around the role of innovation in socioeconomic development. I explore this from two distinct dimensions: the internal processes within organisations, by looking at absorptive capacity, knowledge sharing and collaboration; and the wider geopolitical dimension around innovation discourses embedded in the international development sector. I'm interested in IS from a perspective of ICT4D.
Angela Dr Angela Lin
Tel: 0114 2222634
Room 221
My principal research interests are in the areas of information systems implementation management, information systems and digital transformation, e-commerce, and the business applications of the Internet of Things. I have published papers and supervised student projects on the topics of: information systems implementation management, information systems adoption and post adoption management, information systems project risk management, sustainable information systems strategy, e-government infrastructure, online consumer behaviours (e.g. decision making and information search). I am also establishing research interest in the area of information systems use and adoption in non-profit environment and ICTs and women empowerment.
Jorge Martins Dr Jorge Martins
Tel: 0114 2222667
Room 307
My research lies at the intersection of information systems, management and organisational theory. My focal concern is the linkage between innovation, technology and networking to the practices of managing knowledge and information, and to the processes of organising. This includes the significance of communication for creating and shaping organisations; work practices (e.g. virtual organisations, collaborative working, temporary organisations);local, regional and global geographies of innovation; networks and connectedness.
Efpraxia Dr Efpraxia Zamani
Tel: 0114 2226331
Room 209a
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.

PhD Researchers

woman Norah Alotaibi
I am researching the efficiency and quality of e-government services in the Saudi Ministries.
woman Xuanning Chen
I am researching information behaviours.
man Elijah Chirwa
My research area is in technology innovation and diffusion with focus on fintechs (financial technologies) in Sub-Saharan Africa.
man Linhao Fang
I am focusing on the challenges in the introduction of digital technologies in Chinese SOEs - the potential risk of the digital archive.
woman Lily Sepulveda Garcia
I am studying the perceptions and lived experiences of informal caregivers who use Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) technologies to monitor a family member diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease or related dementias.
man David Mendes Pinto
I am testing the effectiveness of socially reflective tools to aid collaboration. The research target is secondary schools which will constitute a 'self-discipline system'. The research includes possible testing of a trust-metric algorithm.
man Jun Zhang A am researching the deployment of an integrated smart transportation system within the context of China