About Me

I am a lecturer in Information Systems & Organisation and director of the MSc Digital Innovation at Smurfit Business School in University College Dublin (UCD). My research and teaching is in the area of Digital Business and Innovation.

My research is about leveraging the generative capacity of emerging technologies in order to realise our creative and imaginative potential – it is about unlocking creative potential at the boundary between latent and manifest, the imagined and the real. I am particularly interested in 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). The practical applications motivating my research are in the areas of digital business and innovation, social media and digital collaboration, knowledge management and decision support, design thinking and process management.

I have extensive experience in terms of designing and delivering courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level that span the full spectrum of the IS curriculum, including S Strategy, IS Innovation, IS Management and Project Management, IS Technologies, Application Development (with C#, VB, Java), Database Development (SQL), Web Design and Analytics.

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.

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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