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Prof Trevor Wood-Harper - personal details

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Prof Trevor Wood-Harper

Role: Chair in Information Systems & Sysemic Change

Tel: 0161 306-3339

Location: Alliance Manchester Business School East-C6, MBSE
Manchester Business School
The University of Manchester
M13 9PL




Trevor Wood-Harper is Professor of Information Systems and Systemic Change, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, having been recruited in 2003 to lead Information Systems research and doctoral education at the new University created through the merger of Victoria University of Manchester and University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. He has been a full professor for 25 years at 5 universities. Previously Professor Wood-Harper was the £100,000 Foundation Chair in Computing and Information Systems at the University of Salford from 1990 and the Director of the Information Systems Research Institute where he managed the unit from 1992-2003. The Institute was awarded a 2 research rating in 1992, a 4 in 1996 and a 6* in the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE).  Professor Wood-Harper led and prepared the 3 submissions. Recently he was an Associate Editor of the European Journal of Information Systems and continues on the Information Systems Journal Editorial Board. To date he has examined more than 100 PhD and supervised successfulluy more than 50. Also when he was at University of East Anglia Wood-Harper established one of the first start-up companies in Information Systems consultancy for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in using Action Research.