Dr Christopher Foster

Lecturer in ICT and Innovation

PhD (University of Manchester)

Christopher Foster

christopher.foster@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 (0)114 222 2656

I joined the Information School in 2015 as a lecturer in ICT and innovation. Prior to my time in Sheffield, I worked as a researcher at the University of Oxford (2013-2015), exploring the impacts of broadband internet in East Africa. I achieved my PhD from the University of Manchester (2009 – 2013) where my research looked at mobile sector innovation in Kenya, and its implications for innovation theory, firm strategy and public policy.

Originally trained as an engineer, I have also had experience of IT innovation in firms, having previously worked in R&D in the UK.