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Hajar Mozaffar

Lecturer in Innovation

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Willingness to take PhD students: Yes

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Edinburgh
Inside the New Sites of Innovation: How User Communities Influence Complex Enterprise Technologies
Master of Science
Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Area of Expertise

Research expertiseHealth Information Systems, Enterprise Systems, Technology Innovation, eHealth


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


  • https://www.linkedin.com/in/hajar-mozaffar-b117761a?trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile

Research Groups

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

Research activities & awards

  1. ECIS 2020: Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity in a Digitizing World (Event)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

  2. ePrescribing Masterclass WebEx

    Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk

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Latest prizes

  1. AMIA Diana Forsythe Best Paper Award 2019

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  2. Excellence in Teaching award

    Prize: Other distinctions

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