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

E: cf@dmu.ac.uk

W: https://www.dmu.ac.uk


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.

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)

Current research students

First supervisor for:

Ahmad Sanad

Second supervisor for:

Faizal Alharbi