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Professor Niall Hayes

Formerly at Lancaster University

PhD supervision

I am interested in supervising Ph.D. students in the following domains:

E-Government and Public Sector Transformation;   Digital Health; Open Data and Services; Co-creation; Information Technology in Non-Western Contexts;  Information Technology and International Development;  Information Technology and SustainabilityManagement;  Donors and Non Governmental Organisations;  Impact Assessment and Evaluation


BSc, PGDip, MSc, PhD (Lancaster).


Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA)

Research Interests

General Interests

Social and organisational implications surrounding the development, management and use of computer-based information systems in contemporary organisations.

Research overview

Niall Hayes  is a Professor of Information and Organisation in the Department of Organisation, Work and Technology at Lancaster University.  His research interests relate to the social and organisational implications arising from the introduction and use of information systems in organisations. His specific research domains are threefold:  electronic government, digital health and information and communication technology in developing countries and for development.

Current Research

  • E-Government
  • Impact Assessment and Evaluation
  • Technology in non-western contexts
  • Technology and International Development
  • Technology and innovation in rural districts
  • Digital health
  • Co-creation
  • Open data and services


Research Grants

Horizon 2020 - Mobile Age project.  1st February 2016 - 31st January 2019.  Principal Investigator.  http://mobile-age.eu/


A £215,000 HEFCE grant - Plagiarism, Computers and Values (with Prof Lucas Introna at Lancaster and Dr Edgar Whitley at the LSE)


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