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Dr Kushwanth Koya MInstLM, FHEA, PhD, MSc, BE

Senior Lecturer


I'am a senior lecturer in business systems and information studies at the College of Business, Technology and Engineering in Sheffield Hallam University. I hold a PhD in Information Framework Development from Northumbria University's iSchool in 2014 and continued to work in various academic roles at Northumbria before joining Hallam. My current research interests lie at the intersection of society, information needs and digital technologies, specifically investigating how different sections of society have their information needs met through accessing various digital technologies.



  • 2014: Doctorate, Business Operations and Systems,
  • 2009: MSc in Business Information Systems Management, Northumbria University, United Kingdom
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Non business related,

Membership of external committee

Editorial Board Member

  • 2018: , International Journal of Systems and Society, United Kingdom

Publication editorships/ editorial board/ committees


  • 2018: ,
  • 2017: , Journal of Advanced Nursing, United Kingdom

Senior Lecturer

Teaching expertise

  • Business Information Systems
  • Data Analysis
  • Post Graduate Research - MRes
  • Post Graduate Research - PhD


  • Data Analytics
  • Information Sciences
  • Sustainable information systems


Department of Finance, Accounting and Business Systems

Business, Technology and Enterprise

Subject Area

Business, Operations and Systems.


MBA, eMBA, BA Marketing, BA Business Analytics.


- Master's Dissertations
- Communications in the Contemporary Organisation
- The Digital Organisation
- Digital Technologies


  • Microblogging dynamics of publicly-funded healthcare systems’ workers during the Covid19 pandemic.
  • Young Informal Carers' Information Needs.
  • Envisaging a recommendations-based reading list prototype for learning and resource management.

Collaborators and Sponsors



Koya, K., Anderson, J., & Sice, P. (2017). The embodied nurse: Interdisciplinary knowledge exchange between compassionate nursing and recent developments in embodied leadership studies. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 73 (12), 3028-3040.

Koya, K., & Chowdhury, G. (2017). Metric-based vs peer-reviewed evaluation of a research output: Lesson learnt from UK’s national research assessment exercise. PLOS ONE, 12 (7), e0179722.

Chowdhury, G., & Koya, K. (2017). Information practices for sustainability: role of iSchools in achieving the UN sustainable development goals(SDGs). Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 68 (9), 2128-2138.

Koya, K., Sice, P., & Rauch, L. (2016). An enactive perspective on comprehending leadership: a comparative case study approach. Human Systems Management, 35 (3), 197-212.

Chowdhury, G., & Koya, K. (2016). Measuring the impact of research: lessons from the UK’s Research Excellence Framework 2014. Plos One, 11 (6), e0156978.

Koya, K., Anderson, J., Sice, P., & Kotter, R. (2015). Attributes of embodied leadership: a beginning in the next chapter of leadership development. Human Systems Management, 34 (4), 287-300.

Sice, P., Koya, K., & Mansi, S. (2013). Leadership capability : an autopoietic perspective. Human Systems Management, 32 (2), 95-103.

Conference papers

Koya, K., Consultants, V.M., & Jones, D. (2021). A path of roses and financial literacy: exploring the usability of UK's digital banking services to improve younger-adult adoption. In Asia Pacific Information Technology Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, 15 January 2021 - 17 January 2021 (pp. 18-25). New York: ACM:

Fearn, C., & Koya, K. (2021). Post-GDPR usage of students' 'Big-data' at UK Universities. iConference 2021: Diversity, Divergence, Dialogue, 165-182.

Koya, K., & Chowdhury, G. (2020). Measuring impact of academic research in computer and information science on society. In Asia Pacific Information Technology Conference, Bali, Indonesia, 17 January 2020 - 19 January 2020 (pp. 78-85). New York. USA: Association for Computing Machinery:

Fearn, C., & Koya, K. Post-GDPR usage of students' 'Big-data' at UK Universities. In iConference 2021.


Koya, K. (2017). Can journal impact factors indicate research quality?

Koya, K. (2010). Towards an interdisciplinary approach to leadership.

Koya, K. (2009). A framework to drive innovation in organisations.

Other activities

  • Reviewer in the Journal of Information Science (2021 - )
  • Reviewer in Studies in Higher Education (2018 - )
  • Reviewer in the Journal of Advanced Nursing (2017 - )
  • Editorial review board member in the International Journal of Systems and Society (2018 - )

Postgraduate supervision

  • Avik Ghosh - Creating a knowledge management framework towards innovation in small and medium manufacturing firms in the UK . Completion year - 2022
  • Mislav Blazic - Investigating the adoption of digital banking products in the Croatian older adult population. Completion year - 2023
  • Stefan Schnichels - Customer-agent-relationship in the German insurance industry within augmenting digitization of its society. Completion year - 2024

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