Newcastle University Business School

Staff Profile

Dr Robert Willison

Deputy Director of Doctoral Programmes and Degree Programme Director for N200: Senior Lecturer

Background

Before joining Newcastle University in 2012, Robert held previous positions at Copenhagen Business School and Northumbria University.  Robert studied his PhD at the London School of Economics in the field of Information Systems.  Prior to that, he received a distinction for his MSc in Sociology.

His research can be located in the field of Information Systems, but he is considered an expert in Information Systems Security.  More specifically, and drawing on his sociological background, Robert's research focuses on employee computer abuse.  Much of his work is theoretical in nature, and examines the decision making processes of offenders both prior to and also during the perpetration of this form of crime.

His research has been published in leading journal such as MIS Quarterly, the European Journal of Information Systems, Information and Management, Information and Organization and Information, Technology and People.

Robert is currently the Deputy Director of Doctoral Programmes and Degree Programme Director for the undergraduate degree 'Business Management' (N200).

Research

Robert's research can be located in the field of Information Systems, but his research focuses on Information Systems Security.  Drawing on his background in Sociology and Criminology, Robert's main area of research centres on employee computer abuse.  More specifically, he looks at the behaviour and decision making processes of offenders both prior to, but also, during the crime. 

Robert acts as a reviewer for the leading journals in his field including:

MIS Quarterly

Information Systems Research

Journal of the Association for Information Systems

Journal of Management Information Systems

European Journal of Information Systems

Journal of Strategic Information Systems

Information Systems Journal

Information, Technology and People


He is currently co-editing a special issue for the European Journal of Information Systems on IS Security and Privacy in 21st Century Organizations..  For further details, please see:

http://www.springer.com/business+%26+management/journal/41303

Robert is also an ICIS 2016 co-track chair for the IS Security and Privacy track:

http://icis2016.aisnet.org/is-security-and-privacy/


Publications