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Dr Chris Fidler

Job: Principal Lecturer

Faculty: Computing, Engineering and Media

School/department: School of Computer Science and Informatics

Research group(s): Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH, United Kingdom

T: +44 (0)116 257 7499




Personal profile

Academic and researcher into several information systems topics, covering Business Intelligence Systems, Management Support Systems, Management Information Systems, Decision Support, Database Systems and Data Warehouse design and application, E-commerce/e-government, Strategic IT alignment and Strategic Information Systems Planning, investigating the impact and effects of Information Systems on organisations, people and society.

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Research interests/expertise

Business Intelligence (BI) Systems

Management Support Systems

Information Systems and their Effects on Organisations

People and Society

A sample of previous research subjects domains of PhD students that I have successfully supervised are:

  • Strategic Information Systems Planning and its application to Pakistan
  • Assessment of E-Government implementation within Jordan
  • Assessment of E-commerce security within Jordan
  • Ethics & ICT research projects

Areas of teaching

Database Systems and Design

Business Intelligence (BI) Systems and Management Support/Information Systems

Research Methodology/Process and Ethics (Undergraduate and Masters Levels)


BSc (Hons) Computer Science, York University, Class I (1984)

DPhil Computer Science, York University (1988)

Courses taught

MSc Business Intelligence Systems & Data Mining (of which I am programme leader)

MSc Computing/IT/Information Systems Management

BSc Business Information Systems/Computing for Business

Membership of external committees

Member of BCS Board of Examiners (1990 – present) and BCS Advanced Diploma Management Information Systems module examiner (2000 - present)

Association of Business Executives – subject examiners for Relational Database Applications in Business Higher Diploma subject (September 2008 – present)

Institute of Management Information Systems (IMIS) - Independent Assessor of Examination Appeals and Irregularities (1993-present)

Membership of professional associations and societies

Full Member of the British Computer Society & Certified IT Professional (CITP) (1991 - present)

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Current research students

First supervisor for:

Ahmad Sanad

Second supervisor for:

Faizal Alharbi