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, organisational 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 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
  • Organisational 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