Professor Laurence Brooks

Job: Professor of Technology and Social Responsibility

Faculty: Technology

School/department: School of Computer Science and Informatics

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

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

T: +44 (0) 116 250 6579

E: laurence.brooks@dmu.ac.uk

W: https://laurencebrookssite.wordpress.com/

 

Personal profile

Laurence Brooks is Professor of Technology and Social Responsibility in the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. His research interests are around the area of ICT and people, whether at the individual, group or societal level. I have engaged with this in a number of areas, including social media, eGovernment, ICT4D and health, and mostly using a range of social theory (ie. Sociomateriality, Structuration Theory, Actor Network Theory), as well as developing an interest into the ethics of emerging technologies.

I am also the Director of the Doctoral College at DMU.

I am very happy to talk with prospective research students about projects in these and related areas.

Key research outputs

SHERPA project (https://www.project-sherpa.eu/)

eGovPoliNet project (www.policy-community.eu)

Research interests/expertise

ICT for development (ICT4D)

Social Theory

Social Media

Emerging technologies (Big Data)

eGovernment

Policy Informatics

Healthcare ICT

Socio-Technical

Qualitative Approach

ICT and information ethics

Areas of teaching

Ethics

Social Media

IS Strategy and Management

Research Methods

Digital Innovation

Qualifications

PhD University of Liverpool, UK 

BSc. (Hons.) Psychology, University of Bristol, UK

Courses taught

Current

Programme Leader:

MSc Information Systems Management

Module Leader:

IMAT5206 Management Information Systems (MSc)

CRS 2 and CRS 3/CRS Update - Certificate in Research Supervision (Staff)

PGR Induction (PGR)

Writing your thesis (PGR)

Preparing for your Viva (PGR)

Past

Social Media/Social Web – level 3

Information Systems Seminars – level 5 (MSc)

Analysing Information Systems in Organisations – level 5 (MSc)

Information Systems: Strategy and Management – level 3

Organisational Change and Business Improvement – level 5 (MSc)

Professional Software Practice - level 2

Communication technologies in the workplace – level 3

Managing People – level 2

Business Software Project – level 2

Introducing Computers for ITBML – level 1

Honours and awards

Brunel University London, Star award, 2012

Short listed by students for Brunel Innovative Teaching award, 2012

Volunteer spotlight award for outstanding contributions to AIS membership task group, 2008

International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) best paper award nomination, 2005

European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) best paper award, 2000

Membership of external committees

Member of review group for the QAA Subject Benchmark Statement for Computing, 2007

Membership of professional associations and societies

Member of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) 

President of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) Special Interest Group (SIG) on Philosophy of IS 

Past President/Board Member UK Academy for Information Systems (UKAIS) 

Past President/Board Member UK Systems Society (UKSS) 

Member of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), Working Group 8.2 

Member of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), Working Group 9.4 

Member of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), Working Group 8.5 

Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS)

Current research students

Current Research Students - First Supervisor

Abdul Diriye - Cultural influences on individual participation in knowledge sharing environments in Saudi Arabia

Abigail Udoma - eVoting in Nigeria

Tonii Leach - AI and Representations in Literature

Current Research Students - Second Supervisor

Gosia Plotka - Teachng Ethics to UG computing students

Externally funded research grants information

Current:

SHERPA - Shaping the ethical dimensions of smart information systems– a European perspective, €2.9 million, funded by Horizon 2020, started May 2018, CI. For further details see: https://www.project-sherpa.eu/

(This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, under grant agreement No 786641.)

 

Past:

eGovPoliNet - FP7 funded project on Policy Informatics (see: (www.policy-community.eu)

Professional esteem indicators

Journal editorial boards:

Journal of the AIS (JAIS) 2012-current

International Journal of Systems and Society (IJSS) 2012-current 

Associate Editor (AE):

Social Issues of IS Track, International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2008, Paris, France.

European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2009, Italy.

Human Behavior and IT Track, International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2009, Arizona, USA.

Research Methods and Philosophy Track, International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), 2011, Shanghai, China.

Philosophy and Methods Track, International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), 2016, Dublin, Ireland 

UK Ambassador:

European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2014, Tel Aviv, Israel.

European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2017, Portugal.

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