Research Interests

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.

As an active member of UCD’s Centre for Innovation, Technology & Organisation (CITO), my research is broadly concerned with understanding the role played by information, knowledge and information and communication technologies (ICT) in organisational processes. More specifically, my research interests are centred on better understanding:

  • Digital business
  • Digital innovation and creativity
  • Problem solving and decision making in a digital world
  • The time signatures of technological transformation
  • Emerging Technologies (virtual and augmented reality, social media)
  • Learning Technologies (learning management systems, learning analytics)
  • Qualitative research methods including ethnography and case study research

Research Supervision
UCD’s Smurfit Business School has a large number of PhD students and post-doctoral researchers from many countries, doing research of the highest international quality. If you are considering a doctoral programme and are interested in these areas of research, don’t hesitate to contact me.