Centre for Information Management

Doctoral researchers

PhD student Sharon Simatwo

Sharon Simatwo

Sharon is currently researching critical systems thinking with the field of knowledge management

Doctoral students join a lively and supportive community of research students, becoming an integral part of the School’s research culture. We welcome approaches from suitably qualified graduates, particularly those with a relevant Masters degree and sufficient funding, who may wish to undertake research projects in the specialist areas of the group, leading to a PhD.  As a research student, you will be encouraged to attend conferences to present your work and develop joint publications with your supervisors.

The Centre has great supervisory experience and is keen to supervise high quality research students in members’ specialist research fields. Recognition of the quality of supervision offered by Centre members has resulted in funding for doctoral students from Research Councils. For students interested in further information on potential PhD projects and supervisors, please look carefully through our webpages.

In addition, the Centre is part of two doctoral training centres, with studentships offered each year:

  • Ahmad Al-Essa, Microfoundations of Absorptive Capacity and Information Management; Dr Boyka Simeonova, Professor M.N. Ravishankar
  • Angelika Skarysz, Deep Learning for olfactory cognition in health applications; Dr Andrea Soltoggio, Dr Martin Sykora, Prof. Paul Thomas
  • Bunmi Akintola, Digital Identity and Power; Prof Peter Kawalek and Dr Andrea Lagna
  • Dimitrios Ntounis, Business Model Innovation: The Digital Transformation Bet of the UK Gambling Industry; Dr Konstantina Spanaki and Dr Uchitha Jayawickrama
  • Frances Okolo, Exploiting Business Archives in Digital Transformation Era; Dr Boyka Simeonova, Dr Clare Ravenwood, Professor Graham Matthews
  • Gavin White, Ontological evolution of legacy knowledge in a pharmaceutical analytical research laboratory; Prof Louise Cooke and Dr Patrick Stacey
  • Harvey Dodds, Detecting Class-Based Social Identity on Social Media; Prof. Andrew Chadwick ,Dr Martin Sykora, Prof. Cristian Vaccari
  • James Lappin, Archive policy towards email and email accounts – a realist perspective; Professor Tom Jackson, Dr Clare Ravenwood
  • Junyu Zhou, Transforming Individual Ambidexterity to Organisational Ambidexterity; Dr Boyka Simeonova and Professor Mat Hughes
  • Meghan Conroy, Conceptualizing and Measuring Political Behavior and Mobilization Inspired by Reactionary Ideological Entrepreneurs on YouTube: The Mainstream to the Extreme; Prof Louise Cooke, Prof Andrew Chadwick (SSH), Dr Suzanne Elayan
  • Melanie-Jane Stoneman, Enhancing Risk Assessment in Police Custody using a Mixed Methods Approach; Prof Lisa Jackson (AAE); Dr Sarah Dunnett (AAE); Prof Louise Cooke
  • Omotolani Olowosule, Exploring the Emotional Aspects Related to Cloud Security in Organizations, Applying Mindfulness and Cognitive Theories; Dr Konstantina Spanaki and Dr Patrick Stacey
  • Rachel Armitage, Correcting Misinformation and Disinformation on Social Media; Dr Martin Sykora, Dr Cristian Tilagea, Prof. Cristian Vaccari
  • Richard Berry, The Digitization of Policing: Three Papers in Complexity; Prof Peter Kawalek and Dr Lazaros Goutas
  • Sharon Simatwo, Approaching complex societal issues: The applicability of knowledge management in practice; Prof Tom Jackson and Prof Peter Kawalek
  • Sharon Wagg, An investigation of digital inclusion in UK rural communities. A multilevel perspective; Prof Louise Cooke and Dr Boyka Simeonova
  • Stephen Manders, The Impact of Industry 4.0 in Agricultural Supply Chains; Dr Konstantina Spanaki, Dr Stella Despoudi (Aston University) and Prof. Pavel Albores (Aston University) through ESRC DTP Joint Studentship
  • Tony Dawson, Learning Effective Investigations Using Functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) (working title); Prof Tom Jackson and Prof Peter Kawalek
  • Tunmike Olowe, A Critical Analysis of Reactive Criminal Investigations Using Artificial Intelligence; Prof Peter Kawalek and Dr Kayode Odusanya
  • Xuetong Chen (2020) Detection of Mental Health and Mood Disorders from social media; Dr Martin Sykora, Dr Suzanne Elayan, Prof Tom Jackson
  • Lukas Stepanek (2020) Role of social media in domestication of enhancement drug use among student communities; Dr Suzanne Elayan, Dr Martin Sykora 
  • Marzieh Talebpour (2020) Ontology Search and Reuse driven by Community Metrics; Dr Martin Sykora, Professor Tom Jackson
  • Fahham Qaiser (2020) Analytics Decision Support System for Sustainable Logistics; Dr Alok Choudhary, Dr Martin Sykora
  • David Johnson (2019) A multiphase mixed methods analysis of UK e-commerce privacy policies; Prof Louise Cooke and Prof Adrienne Muir (AED)
  • Rui Zhao (2019) The effects of institutional factors on trust and knowledge sharing in supply chain collaboration; Dr Alok Choudhary and Prof Louise Cooke
  • Alicia Parkes (2019) The Adoption Of Agile Working Practices in Software Development; Dr Crispin Coombs and Prof Guy Fitzgerald
  • Stefanie Hills (2019) Persuasive language and theoretical model of its use on social media; Dr Martin Sykora, Professor Tom Jackson.
  • Samuel Ibenne (2018) Knowledge production and the information management; Dr Boyka Simeonova, Dr Janet Harrison.
  • Anthony Quinn (2018) An Analysis of Vehicle Crime Repeat Victimisation in Leicestershire: What Impact do Contextual Influences have on Spatiotemporal Patterns of Offending? Dr Louise Nicholas (SSH), Prof Louise Cooke. Dr Mark Monaghan (SSH)
  • Josh Morton (2017) Legitimation through openness: Managing organisational legitimacy through practices of open strategy in a pluralistic context; Dr Alex Wilson and Prof Louise Cooke
  • Abrar Alenzi (2017) The influence of wasta on knowledge sharing in the public sector in Kuwait; Prof Louise Cooke and Dr Andrew Rothwell
  • Abdullah Fhaid A Altowayan (2017) The applicability of TAM3 in an educational context in Saudi Arabia; Prof Mark Hepworth, Prof Louise Cooke, Dr Jonathan Seaton
  • Omar Aldhaheri (2016) Factors Influencing the Information Privacy in Abu Dhabi; Prof Mark Hepworth and Prof Louise Cooke
  • Dave Gerrard (2016) Social media analytics and sentiment analysis in museums and art galleries, Dr Martin Sykora, Professor Tom Jackson.
  • Khalid Al-Rawahi (2016) The Public Value of e-Government in Non-Democratic Societies; Dr Crispin Coombs, Prof. MN Ravishankar, Prof. NF Doherty
  • Philipp Grunewald (2015) Knowledge facilitation and brokerage in the international development sector; Prof Louise Cooke, Prof Mark Hepworth
  • Kayode Odusanya (2015) Assessing Individual Benefits Realization Capability: an IT Culture Perspective; Dr Crispin Coombs, Dr. Lazaros Goutas, Prof NF Doherty
  • Junior Onojeharho (2015) Knowledge Technologies, Process and Cultures: Improving Information and Knowledge Sharing at the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA); Prof Tom Jackson and Prof Louise Cooke
  • Hao-Fan Chumg (2015) Investigation of Factors that Affect the Willingness of Individuals to Share Knowledge in the Virtual Organisation of Taiwanese Non-Governmental Organisations; Prof Louise Cooke and Dr Jonathan Seaton.
  • Chinenye Ogunde (2015) The Autonomy-Control Duality in Mobile Information Technology Projects; Dr Crispin Coombs and Prof Donald Hislop
  • Ashley Cairns (2015) A multi-agency intelligence sharing hub to combat anti-social behaviour; Prof Tom Jackson and Prof Louise Cooke
  • Usman Aslam (2014) Benefits Realization For IS/IT Investments – A Perspective From ERP Systems; Dr Crispin Coombs and Prof NF Doherty
  • Tessa Lambri (2014) An evaluation of benefits realisation of the Police National Database; Prof Tom Jackson and Prof Louise Cooke