Newcastle University Business School

Staff Profile

Rebecca Casey

Lecturer in Information Systems Mgmt

Background

Overview

I joined Newcastle University Business School as a Lecturer in Information Systems Management and member of the Centre for Knowledge, Innovation, Technology and Enterprise (KITE) in January 2017.

My PhD was undertaken at Northumbria University and involved a thirteen-month ethnographic investigation into the development and application of Benefits Realisation of Information Systems within a National Health Service (NHS) Foundation Trust. This research project resulted in several evaluation reports for the Trust and a number of academic outputs including a Critical Approach to Realising Benefits (CARB).

Originally from the North East I spent ten years living in Dublin where I completed a BSc in Business and Information Technology at Trinity College Dublin. In 2008 I returned to the UK where I won a competitive bursary from the North East Regional Development Agency to complete an industrial project and study for the award of MSc in Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship at Newcastle University Business School. My research examined the Effects of New Workplace Technologies on the Work of Technical Repair Engineers. The results of this project were presented in a report to the participating organisation and shortlisted for a regional award.

I have worked for Durham University as a Research Fellow on a European FP7 project on organisational change in policing and for Northumbria University as a Research Assistant on Benefits Management Capability in the NHS and Lecturer in Information Management and Project Management for which I won a teaching award in 2015.


Qualifications

MSc Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship with Distinction from Newcastle University

BSc Business and Information Technology with First Class Honors and MA from Trinity College Dublin




Research

My research focuses on Realising Benefits from IS/IT investments, Digital Health, Information Systems Evaluation, Project Management of IS/IT, Business Intelligence and Critical Information Systems Research. The impact from this research has resulted in the facilitation of improved approaches, including a Critical approach to realising benefits (CARB). I am keen to work with organisations who are interested in developing their capability around realising benefits from IS/IT.

I am a member of the Association of Project Management (APM) and the APM Benefits Management Special Interest Group. Please see my recent blog at https://www.apm.org.uk/blog/investing-in-change-top-tips-for-delivering-value-for-money/

Teaching

I will be teaching on the following postgraduate modules:

  • NBS8496 Digital Business
  • NBS8263 Competing with Information Technology

and the following undergraduate module:

  • MK1004-05 Academic and Professional Skills

Publications