Terrence Keefe

Terrence Noel Keefe MSc, MA, PGCE, MBCS

Senior Lecturer in Information Systems


Terrence is a senior lecturer at Sheffield Hallam, teaching IT Project Management, Professional Ethics, Business Analysis and Strategy. His public sector experience includes six years managing research and development in e-learning and 20 years in the UK Civil Service, providing IS consultancy in organisational change projects. His research experience includes e-government, cyber-ethics and e-learning.


Terrence came to Sheffield Hallam University in 2006, bringing with him three areas of expertise: Technology Enhanced Learning, IT Business Implementation, and Employability.

His main role at Sheffield Hallam is teaching but with some research activity squeezed in. He teaches at postgraduate and undergraduate levels, focusing mainly on topics related to management and professionalism in the IT sphere. Teaching subjects include teaching IT Project Management, Professional Ethics, Business Analysis and Strategy. Research activities are e-government, TE|L and IT Professional ethics.

Prior to joining Sheffield Hallam in 2006 he spent six years at University for Industry as Head of e-learning IT Research and Development, a role which involved a range of initiatives and projects exploring innovations in technology enhanced learning. Projects included mobile learning technologies, implementing e-learning in prisons, and strategies for e-learning services including technologies, accessibility and inclusion.

Before that Terrence spent 20 years as a civil servant, moving from an Employment Advisor and Jobcentre Manager into roles linking employment policy with the use of IT. This involved his creating and leading an internal IS Consultancy service acting as a bridge between IT, operational and policy disciplines. It was in this role that he was exposed to the potential of ICT in education when he took charge of an IT Training function experimenting in the development and use of Computer Based Training.

Terrence's academic training was originally in History, something he still loves and manages to bring into his teaching material, as well as his last conference paper on e-government.

Specialist areas of interest

IT Professionalism
Ethics and Employability
Business Strategy
Project Management
Teaching and Creativity in IT


Department of Computing

College of Business, Technology and Engineering

Current: leading on a teaching project aimed at establishing methods and good practice for delivering PG modules in flexible, mixed mode (classroom and DL). The focus of the project is the MSc IT Management course. The objective is to improve the practicality of the offering to in-work students who would previously have studied DL or Part-time.

Prior to joining SHU

Mobilearn: an EU funded project exploring the use of mobile technologies in learning and teaching. I lead the content specification and development WP. 2001 - 2005
Cybrarian: a Dept. of Education and Skills funded Proof-of-Concept project addressing internet engagement issues 2002 - 2004
Time2Learn: and EU funded project to develop a strategic roadmap for developing an workplace e-learning capability 2001 - 2004

Information Systems

Business and Enterprise. MSc Information Professional, MSc Networking, MSc Big Data, MSc Cloud Computing.

Postgraduate: IT Project Management, Industrial Expertise

Undergraduate: Business Modelling for Enterprise Systems, Developing Strategies for Change, Professional Studies




Conference papers

Keefe, T., & Crowther, P. (2015). Information and communications technology in government, an historical perspective. In 15th European Conference on eGoverment (ECEG) 2015, University of Portsmouth, UK, 18 June 2015 - 19 June 2015. http://academic-conferences.org/eceg/eceg2015/eceg15-home.htm

Bikfalvi, A., De la Rosa, J.L., & Keefe, T. (2013). E-Government service evaluation : a multiple-item scale for assessing information quality. In Wimmer, M.A., Janssen, M., Macintosh, A., Scholl, H.J., & Tambouris, E. (Eds.) Electronic government and electronic participation : Joint proceedings of ongoing research of IFIP EGOV and IFIP e-part 2013, (pp. 54-63). Gesellschaft fur Informatik

Keefe, T., Bikfalvi, A., Beer, M., & De La Rosa, J. (2013). A case study analysis of factors determining success or failure for participants in collaborative innovation projects. In 13th European Conference on eGovernment – ECEG 2013, University of Insurbia, Como, Italy, 13 June 2013 - 14 June 2013.

Keefe, T.N., Bikfalvi, A., Beer, M., & De La Rosa, J.L. (2013). A case study analysis of factors determining success or failure for participants in collaborative innovation projects in e-Government. In 13th ECEG European Conference on eGovernment 2013, Department of Theoretical and Applied Sciences, University of Insubria, Como, Italy, 13 June 2013 - 14 June 2013. http://academic-conferences.org/eceg/eceg2013/eceg13-home.htm

Keefe, T.N., & Cinderey, L. (2013). Developing the next generation of IT Professionals – engaging IT students in the practice of IT Professional ethics. In Ethicomp 2013, Kolding, Denmark, 12 June 2013 - 14 June 2013. http://www.sdu.dk/en/Om_SDU/Institutter_centre/Idk/Arrangementer/Tidligerearrangementer/ethicomp2013

Beer, M., Keefe, T., & Snelling, I. (2008). Using trading games to interpret a health environment. In AI in Education, 4th UK Workshop, Cambridge, UK, 2008. http://cswww.essex.ac.uk/staff/mfasli/eventorganisation/AIinEducation4/Paper7-Beer.pdf

Keefe, T., Bikfalvi, A., Beer, M., & De La Rosa, P. ISAC6+ Delivering Smarter Administration through innovation - a Benefits Realisation approach to ensuring success. In Gasco, M. (Ed.) Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on eGovernment, (pp. 378-386). Reading: Academic Publishing Limited: http://academic-conferences.org/eceg/eceg2012/eceg12-home.htm

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