About Me

I was appointed Lecturer in Information Systems & Organisation in the School of Business at University College Dublin (UCD) in 2014 and have worked as a lecturer in University College Cork (UCC) and NUI Galway since 2006. I received a PhD in Information Systems, MBS in eCommerce, HDip in Computer Science and a BA in Arts (Music) from UCC before completing my postdoctoral research at NUI Galway. I am currently completing an MA in Academic Practice. My research is fundamentally concerned with the relationship between Being and Technology and seeks to leverage the generative capabilities of emerging technologies in order to realise our creative and imaginative potential. More specifically, my work lies at the intersection of research on the nature of technology (conceived as both the purposeful and practical application of scientific or epistemic knowledge and also the process of designing and making tools and systems in order to achieve practical results and to add value), the temporality of Being (where human temporality is seen as a gradual unfolding, as an ongoing process of becoming that is inherently associated with historicity, futurity, innovation, imagination, transformation and renewal) and the metaphysics of cyberspace (e.g. virtureality, materiality, relationality, agency and intentionality, embodiment and consciousness, transhumanism). In 2014, my work was nominated for the Claudio Ciborra award at ECIS. The practical applications motivating my research are in the areas of design thinking, digital innovation, simulation, decision support systems, and process management. I also has extensive experience in terms of designing and delivering courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level that span the full spectrum of the IS curriculum, including IS Management and Project Management, IS Innovation, Current Issues in IS Research, IS Technologies, Web Design and Analytics, Application Development (with C#, VB, Java), Database Development (SQL).

I supervise research in several areas at UCD’s Smurfit Business School. If you are considering a doctoral programme and are interested in these areas of research, don’t hesitate to contact me.

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