Dr Rebecca Casey
Lecturer in Information Systems Mgmt
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: +44 191 208 1679
- Address: Newcastle University Business School, Barrack Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4SE
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. I am a Committee member for the Association for Project Management’s (APM) Benefits Management Specific Interest Group and a co-opted member of the APM North East Branch.
I am currently leading two ESRC Impact Acceleration Awards. The first is an evaluation project in collaboration with the Association for Project Management's Specific Interest Group on Benefits Management. The second involves working with Apperta Foundation to develop a Benefits Strategy and Toolkit for Open Source Innovation in the NHS.
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 many 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.
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PhD from Northumbria University
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
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/
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
- Waring T, Casey R, Robson A. Benefits realisation from IT-enabled innovation: A capability challenge for NHS English acute hospital trusts?. Information Technology and People 2018, 31(3), 618-645.
- Wilson R, Mackenzie E, Go-Jefferies J, Casey R, Martin M. Advancing Innovation with Managers in the NHS organisational environment (AIMING) project. NHS North of England Commissioning Support Unit (NECS), 2017. Available at: http://www.necsu.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/AIMING-Report-December-2017.pdf.
- Ivory C, Casey R, Watson K. The role of mobile phones in repair worker communities of practice. In: 27th European Regional International Telecommunication Society Conference. 2016, Anglia Ruskin University.
- Waring T, Robson A, Casey R. Benefits Realisation in Acute Hospitals in England – A Strategic Management Perspective. Open Access Evidence Based Information Systems Journal 2015, 1.
- Casey R, Waring T, Wainwright D. Benefits realisation of Information Technology in the National Health Service: A paradigmatic review. In: 9th European Conference on Information Systems Management and Evaluation. 2015, University of the West of England, Bristol: Academic Conferences and Publishing Limited. In Preparation.
- Casey R, Wainwright D, Waring T. Benefits Realisation of Information Technology in the National Health Service: A Paradigmatic Review. In: 9th European Conference on IS Management and Evaluation (ECIME 2015). 2015, University of West England, UK: Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited.
- Casey R. Realising benefits from Information Technology: Emerging findings from an NHS Trust. In: 10th Annual Ethnography Symposium. 2015, University of Liverpool.
- vandenBorn A, vanWitteloostuijn A, Barlage M, Sapulete S, vandenOord A, Rogiest S, Casey R. Policing opportunities and threats in Europe. Journal of Organizational Change Management 2013, 26(5), 811-829.