Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Digital Government and Government as a Platform, Information and Data Sharing in Public Service, Digital Healthcare, Living Labs and Government Labs,

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Key areas of expertise:

• Information Systems

• Complexity and Public Management

• Public Service Innovation

• Social Innovation (including co-creation and co-production)

• Digital Government, Governance and Management

• Digital Citizens, Citizenship and Economy

• Digital Health and Social Care

• Work and Technology

• Inter-Organisational Relationships: Partnership and Collaborative Working


I have over two decades of experience working on and leading public service information systems/digital government research and development projects for a range of international and national research agencies (inc UKRI and EU). This work is based in three overlapping contexts - the integration and information aspects of public services (in particular contexts of health and social care - including children, older people and families); the challenges of technology adoption, data, information and measurement in local governance (the NHS, VCS/Third sector and local authorities) and the role of information and information systems in education in particular HEIs.

I have lectured widely on collaboration, information sharing and information systems in public service contexts and have taught on a range of UG and PG management programmes including Research Methods, Information Systems, Digital Economy, Public Services Management and Partnership/Collaborative working. In terms of Research roles I am currently a Co-investigator of the EPSRC funded Centre for Digital Citizens and Co-lead of the Northumbria University Multi-Disciplinary Research Theme on Human and Digital.



Education/Academic qualification

Management, PhD, Newcastle University

Award Date: 1 Jun 2012

Teaching and Learning, PGCert, Newcastle University

Award Date: 1 May 2009

Social Research, MSc, Northumbria University

Award Date: 1 Aug 1997