Robert joined the University of Sydney in January 2014. He was formerly the John Sharkey Chair of Information Systems and Organisation at University College Dublin and has also held positions at the University of Melbourne and Monash University. He completed his PhD at Monash University in 1999. Before becoming and academic Robert had a career in IT for 13 years as a programmer, analyst, project leader and as an independent consultant.
Robert's Research specialties include: Practice theoretical approaches to IT in organising, ICT-enabled organisational innovation, IT appropriation, Electronic Commerce, Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Lean Management, and Theoretical Foundations of IS.
Robert has raised in excess of $1,500,000 of grant funding including 3 ARC discovery grants, 3 ARC linkage grants, and 1 nationally competitive Irish grant. He has extensive academic administration experience including Head of Department, Head of Research Centre, Research Chair, Member of School Executive. He has extensive research mentoring experience, both informal and formal. He has supervised 11 completed PhD by Dissertation candidates, 6 Masters by Thesis candidates, and many Honours and minor theses.
Robert has been an Associate Editor for MIS Quarterly and the European Journal of Information Systems. He has over 150 refereed publications, many in leading international journals, including MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Management Science, European Journal of Information Systems, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, Journal of the Operational Research Society, International Journal of Production Economics and OMEGA.