Dr Saeed Akhlaghpour

Senior Lecturer in BIS

School of Business
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law


Dr Saeed Akhlaghpour is a Senior Lecturer in Information Systems at UQ Business School. Prior to joining the University of Queensland in 2015, he held academic positions at Middlesex University London (UK), and McGill University (Canada) - where he also obtained his PhD in Management.

Saeed is a Fellow of Higher Education Academy. He teaches in the UQ MBA program and executive education courses. Previously, he has taught courses such as IT for Business Value, e-Marketing Strategy and Social Media, International Business Environments, and Managing Data & Databases to MBA and undergraduate business students in Brisbane, London, Montreal, and Tehran.

Saeed’s research has been published in top-tier academic outlets including American Journal of Sociology, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Journal of Information Technology, Information and Organization, Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, International Journal of Medical Informatics, and the Best Paper Proceedings of Academy of Management.

His research interests include:

  • Data protection, privacy and cybersecurity (particularly, organisational response to data breaches, and managing personal health information (PHI))
  • Digital health and transformation of healthcare services
  • Diffusion and adoption of digital innovations (particularly, management and IT fashions)

Saeed is a Chief Investigator in an Australian Research Council (ARC) funded Linkage Project studying Digital Hospital implementation in Queensland hospitals and health services.

He is currently an Associate Editor of Asia Pacific Journal of Information Systems (APJIS) and Editorial Board member of Information and Organization (I&O), International Journal of Medical Informatics, and Journal of Electronic Commerce in Organizations. He co-chairs the Digital Health Care track at the Australasian Conference on Information Systems.


  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education, Middlesex University
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, HEA
  • Bachelor of Computer Science, SUT
  • Master of Business Administration, SUT
  • Doctor of Philosophy, McGill University


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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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