School of Computing

Systems and Information Systems Research Group


The Systems and Information Systems (SIS) Research Group focuses on the practice, philosophy and methodological concerns of information processing; including informing theory, research methods, systems analysis, systems security, digital forensics, e-commerce and e-government systems relevant to organisational, technological and cultural applications.

Our broad aim is to bring our systems and information systems expertise to bear to make easier some of the day-to-day jobs involved in complex problem solving; systems analysis and design; and in, organizational change.

To achieve this we:

  • Establish and maintain links with professionals to keep abreast of their problems and needs;
  • Conduct research to investigate new solutions to relevant problems;
  • Provide knowledge transfer services to organisations and individuals in both public and private sectors that wish to adopt, develop, and change informing systems, information systems and / or work based systems with or without the help of modern information and communication technologies.

Services and expertise

  • Short and long-term research projects
  • Feasibility studies
  • Human and organization centred evaluation of ICT applications and work-systems
  • Developing and/or evaluating potential for usefulness of prototype applications and practices
  • Advice and assistance in the facilitation of systems related change practices
  • Delivering systems and IS training tailored to the specific needs of the organisation

Seminars and Community of Practice

We regularly have seminars on relevant topics and a new seminar programme is currently in development.

Key research themes

  • Systems Thinking and Systems Analysis
  • Contextual Inquiry and Development
  • Critical Systems Thinking and Complex Systems
  • Paraconsistent Logic and Problem Solving
  • Engagement with Complex and Ambiguous Problem Spaces
  • Information Systems Analysis and Design
  • Socio-Technical Systems Analysis and Design
  • Organizational and Business Systems Development, Change and Evolution
  • Human Centred Analysis and Design
  • End User Controlled Systems
  • Little Data
  • Systemic and Qualitative Analysis
  • Cybernetics
  • Information Systems Security and Digital Forensics Investigations
  • Human Aspects of Information Systems Security
  • Knowledge Sharing and Management
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Virtual Communities of Practice
  • Interpretive and Critically Informed Research Methods, including Action Research
  • Usability and Usefulness
  • Interaction Design
  • e-Learning
  • e-Government
  • Technopreneurship
  • Agile Project Management and Interaction Design
  • Usability vs Security - which should take priority?
  • Telecare Systems and Mobile Telecare Services
  • Information Systems Management
  • ICT-Governance

Aims, objectives, impact

Our broad aim is to bring our systems and information systems expertise into the context of practical application in business context and to educate current and future professional practitioners.

Research group members


Associate Academic Staff

Research Students

Research Secretary


  • School of Management, LUISS University, Rome, Italy
  • Department of Systems Engineering, University of Life Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Department of Information Systems Security, Plymouth University, UK
  • Department of Informatics, Lund University, Sweden


SecureSouthEast (SSE) is our information and cyber security initiative, exploring the security of information in the real and virtual worlds, in collaboration with the ICJS, the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Portsmouth.

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