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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. He is the programme leader of MSc Digital Strategy and Information Systems.

Dr Chughtai is an ethnographer. His research focuses on the phenomenon of technology using critical and interpretive field research methods, specifically studying people’s engagement with information technologies in everyday practices. His research has appeared or forthcoming in journals such as European Journal of Information Systems, Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, Information Systems Journal, Computers in Human Behavior, Communications of the Association for Information Systems, and in the proceedings of various conferences.

Dr Chughtai worked in the information systems industry for over thirteen years and has held industry positions as a Software Engineer, Programmer, and Designer in several different types of small- and large-scale organisations.

Research interests

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. 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 interested in the broader questions of ethics and aesthetics of engagement with technologies in everyday and organisational practices.

He is always happy to discuss possible research collaborations and welcomes any PhD students who are interested in exploring digital technology in topics such as:

  • Digital Emancipation
  • Marginalised and Vulnerable Population
  • Ethical and Moral Aspects of Information Systems
  • Everyday Practices
  • Play Practices
  • Changing Nature of Work Practices
  • Aesthetics and Design of Information Technologies

Dr Chughtai welcomes PhD applications from enthusiastic students with a strong qualitative and/or information systems background.

In his most recent collaborative research, he investigated how digital technologies are shaping the social movements of the indigenous population. The research was funded by World University Network and a collaboration between University of Southampton, University of Auckland (New Zealand), University of of Massachusetts Amherst (USA) and University of Hawai'i at Manoa (USA).

Project Title: The trans-nationalisation of indigenous movements: The role of digital technologies

Research group

CORMSIS: Centre for Operational Research,Management Science and Information Systems

Affiliate research groups

Association for Information Systems Special Interest Group on Philosophy , Information Systems and Business Analytics Decision Analytics and Risk Research

Programme Leader, MSc Digital Strategy and Information Systems

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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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