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Dr Hameed Chughtai PhD

Lecturer in Knowledge and Information Systems Management

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Hameed Chughtai is a Lecturer in Knowledge and Information Systems Management within Southampton Business School at the University of Southampton.


Dr Chughtai is an ethnographer. His area of interest centres on the engagement with information technologies using qualitative research methods, everyday practices and ways of being in the world. In particular, his research explores the changing nature of work and information systems in practice. He is also interested in the broader questions of ethics and aesthetics of engagement with technologies in everyday and organisational practices.

Dr Chughtai has published his research in Information Systems Journal (forthcoming) and in the proceedings of premier conferences such as International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) and International Federation for Information Processing Working Group 8.2 (IFIP 8.2). He also reviews for top journals such as Information Systems Research and European Journal of Information Systems.

Dr Chughtai worked in software industry for over thirteen years before joining academe. He has first degrees in Computer Science (1998), Management of Information Systems (2011), and a PhD in Information Systems (2015). Previously, he briefly worked as a Lecturer at the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management (ISOM) at the University of Auckland Business School in New Zealand.



Research interests

  • Information Systems
  • Knowledge Management and Innovation
  • Everyday Practices
  • Play and Ludic Practices
  • Younger Generation & Work Practices
  • Aesthetics and Ethics of Information Technology

Dr Chughtai is primarily interested in qualitative research methods and, in particular, critical and interpretive field research. He has expertise in hermeneutic phenomenology and ethnographic field research methods. He is always happy to discuss possible research collaborations and welcomes any PhD students who are interested in the above topics or methods.

Affiliate research group(s)

Centre of Excellence in Decision, Analytics & Risk Research (CEDARR)

Association for Information Systems Special Interest Group on Philosophy (SIGPHIL)

Centre for Operational Research, Management Science and Information Systems (CORMSIS)

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Dr Hameed Chughtai
Southampton Business School, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK

Room Number: 2/5019

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