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Hajar Mozaffar, is a Lecturer in Innovation in the Business School with almost a decade of professional experience, priop 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 the role of intermediaries in (open/user) innovation, and the complexities of moving from invention to innovation, and adoption in complex organisational technologies.

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. She is currently part of the evaluation team of NHS England's flagship Global Digital Exemplar (GDE) Programme, where she is studying the innovations in the field of Hospital Information Systems and she is particularly looking into the evolution of learning networks and relationships between different actors within field. She is also a Co-I on interdisciplinary study of Development and evaluation of a complex ePrescribing-based Antimicrobial Stewardship (ePAMS+) intervention for hospitals funded by the NIHR.  

Research Interests

  • Open innovation/  collaborative innovation
  • User communities
  • Digital Innovation
  • Adoption & use of information technologies in organisations
  • Innovation & entrepreneurship
  • Technology & innovation management
  • Sociology of information systems
  • Organisation studies
  • Health Information Technologies/ Health Informatics
  • Technology & organisational change
  • Enterprise Systems


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), 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


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