Researcher

Dr Ahmed Imran

Field of Research (FoR)

Biography

Dr Imran is an Information Systems (IS) researcher with special interest in the Strategic use of IT, eGovernment, IT for development/ developing countries (ICT4D), the socio-cultural impact of ICT and organizational transformation impacted by ICT. His transition to academia is motivated by passion and personal experiences, where his PhD thesis gained an in-depth understanding of impediments to eGovernment in LDCs and provided a solution to the...view more

Dr Imran is an Information Systems (IS) researcher with special interest in the Strategic use of IT, eGovernment, IT for development/ developing countries (ICT4D), the socio-cultural impact of ICT and organizational transformation impacted by ICT. His transition to academia is motivated by passion and personal experiences, where his PhD thesis gained an in-depth understanding of impediments to eGovernment in LDCs and provided a solution to the complex jigsaw puzzle leading to a prescriptive model for successful e-government. D Imran’s research has proven to bring real-world applications to the table, something that cemented its importance and relevance in the eyes of the research community. This recognition was further reflected through the award of prestigious ANU Vice Chancellor’s award in 2010 followed by numerous invitations to international/national forums/universities. His recently published textbook on eGovernment Management for Developing Countries (with Gregor & Turner) is making a further impact on the developing world through knowledge transfer.  

Research Interest

Dr Imran’s research focuses on developing theoretical models using socio-technical artefacts for ICT interventions for development, both for public and private organizations, following interpretive and action design research methods. He investigate the contextual factors exploiting local assets (knowledge and artefacts) that are most effective both as an inhibitor and as a facilitator for IT system design and innovation to provide maximum value. While principally an IS researcher, Dr Imran’s research experience provides valuable insight on socio-cultural context of IT interventions, resulting in interdisciplinary research opportunities.

Teaching Expertise and Focus

  • IT Governance, Strategy, and Policies
  • Enterprise Systems and Architecture
  • Information Systems Foundation and Management 
  • System Analysis and Requirement Engineering
  • Knowledge Management
  • Information Systems Risk and Security
  • eGovernment Management
  • Electronic Business/ e-commerce
  • IT Service Design and Management (ITIL)
  • IT Project Management
  • IT Profession and  Leadership
  • Qualitative Research Method

Grants

Have a successful record of accomplishment in attracting competitive grants within a short span of the academic career (since 2010). Received national/international competitive grants (totalling $360,000) for two projects from former AusAID and $76,000 as internal grants.

Research Supervision

5 PhDs (Principal/ Joint), 3 x Professional Doctorate (DIT)

Professional Affiliation

IFIP 9.4 Regional Board for Oceania, Association for Information Systems, AIS Special Interest Group for Global development, e-government and South Asia, PMI Australia, Australian Computer Society (ACS). Associate Editor of EJISDC (Electronic Journal for Information Systems in Developing countries).

PhD in IS (ANU), MSc in IT (UNSW) GCHE (ANU), MACS 


My Expertise

Participated as a thought leader in ten different media interviews, shared expert opinion with seven different media outlets in relation to eGovernment in developing countries, ICT4D (ICT for Development) and eBuisness trends and future applications

Other areas include:

  • Parental perception and involvement on Children online behaviour and protection
  • Social cost of Technology in developing countries
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Location

Building 15 Room 213
School of Engineering and Information Technology, UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Northcott Drive, Canberra BC ACT 2610, AUSTRALIA

Contact

+61 2 6268 8157
+61 2 6268 8581