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Hajar Mozaffar, is a Senior Lecturer in Innovation in the Business School with almost a decade of professional experience, prior to her academic career, in management and consultancy in large IT implementation projects. She holds a PhD in Innovation and Information Systems from the University of Edinburgh Business School (2013); She also holds a BSc and an MSc in Software Engineering (2005).  She has an interdisciplinary research interest on Information Systems and its intersection with Innovation Studies, Science and Technology Studies, and Organisation Studies. Her current research interests are around digital transformation, digital innovation, and the role of intermediaries in (open/user) innovation. 
Hajar has been involved as researcher, Co-I and PI in many interdisciplinary research projects on procurement, implementation, use and optimisation of technologies in large organisations. Projects include, evaluation of NHS England's flagship Global Digital Exemplar (GDE) Programme, interdisciplinary study of Development and evaluation of a complex ePrescribing-based Antimicrobial Stewardship (ePAMS+) intervention for hospitals funded by the NIHR, and the transformative role of AI in the health and care sector. 
Hajar is currently the Programme Director for MSc in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. She offers courses on digital transformation and consultancy at MSc level. She has also delivered courses on digital transformation of organizations to executive and leaders in different sectors including healthcare, marketing, and banking. 

Research Interests

  • Digital Innovation
  • digital Transformation
  • Open innovation/  collaborative innovation / User communities
  • Technology and innovation management
  • Information systems
  • Health Information Technologies/ Health Informatics


Research Groups

  • Member of the Institute for the study of science, technology and innovation (ISSTI)
  • Member of Social Informatics Group, Edinburgh University

Education/Academic qualification

Information Systems and Innovation, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Inside the New Sites of Innovation: How User Communities Influence Complex Enterprise Technologies, University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 26 Nov 2013

Software Engineering, Master of Science

Award Date: 1 Feb 2004

Software Engineering, Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Award Date: 31 May 2001

College Research Themes

  • Data and Digital
  • Health and Wellbeing


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