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Marie Griffiths

Dr Marie Griffiths

Reader and Director of the Centre for Digital Business

Office Times

 My office times will be posted weekly on my door.

Biography

My main teaching focus is upon the role of digital technologies in the business setting specialises in the convergence of the ‘real’ and digital worlds and the social influences of technology. Teaching commitments lie within this area teaching Emerging Technologies, Information Security, Enterprise 2.0 and Information Systems. I have recently been awarded along with my colleague Dr Kutar a Vice Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching award for our innovative teaching approach using Inquiry Based Learning.

Current KTP: Tameside City Council, which is a project to reclaim empty houses and reduce homelessness within the borough. Digital technologies will be exploited to assist in identification and engagement with reluctant, uninformed and possibly vulnerable social groups.  (with Dr Lisa Scullion)

Previous KTPs: Beta Group, and Cetus Solutions

Previous Job Roles: Since joining the University of Salford as a Research Associate on a European Social Funded (ESF) project from 2004 - 2006, I worked on two gender and technology related projects, Women in IT (WinIT) and Disappearing Women from ICT. Given the volume of research output we were one of the largest gender research group in Europe at the times. Prior to that I worked as an IT Manager at a Managing Consultants Outplacement company based in the North West which was very different direction to my first job role of a Chef.

Teaching

I teach on the Business and IT (BIT) course at Salford Business School, so all my teaching is related to the areas of IM and IS: The following list of teaching activities are part of my current workload though I have taught on a wide range of other IS related modules:

  • I am currently supervising five PhD students, in the areas of Information Governance, Business Ethics and Communities of Practice. Teaching and Learning Technologies, ICT Strategies for SME’s and Ecommerce for SMEs.
  • Contribution to the SBS doctoral school
  • I have been involved in the PhD assessment process for 20 students (at the Interim and Internal assessment phase)
  • PhD examining: 2012 – University of Salford x2, de Montfort University in August 2012 and University of Finland August 2012, Manchester Metropolitan in November 2012, Manchester University 2012
  • I have teach/taught on a number of different modules, and courses on both undergraduate and postgraduate levels:
    • Module Leader for Emerging Technologies to 250 students (level 4)
    • Module Leader fro Contemporary Issues in IS (level 6),
    • Module Leader for Information Security (level 6)
    • Professional Issues in IT (level 7)
    • Module Leader for Issues in Strategic Issues IS (level 7)
    • Module Leader for Information Systems (level 7)
    • Supervise Master and UG dissertations
  • Placement Supervisor for the past 4 years  (Level 5)

Research Interests

I have significant experience gained working on varied digital research projects which have explored the commercial and societal implications of technological change. My current research agenda focuses upon young people and digital media, exploring their behaviour in virtual spaces, their roles as ‘prosumers’ in social networking sites, the extensive media hubs that now surround even very young children and understanding the potential consequences of this digital saturation.

I was invited onto a panel for Radio 4’s You and Yours to discuss this provocative topic Additionally I am presenting my research and am part of the organising Committee for AoIR 2012 an internationally renowned conference. I also researches identity, privacy and surveillance technologies and works with Fletcher and Kutar on the Day in the Digital Life project.

PhD Supervision

I currently supervise PhD students in the following areas:

education and technology, cybercrime, mobile gaming and young people and impact of disruptive technologies on logistics in the telecommunication sector

I would be interested in supervising future doctoral students in the area of:

digital, the possibilities of technology and the role of information systems on society and organisations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I would be interested in supervising future doctoral students in the area of:

 

digital, the possibilities of technology and the role information systems on society and organisations. 

 

 

 

digital, the possibilities of technology and the role information systems on society and organisations. 

 

 

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Qualifications and Memberships

  • 1999: BSc (HONS) 2:1 Business Information Systems, University of Salford, UK
  • 2007: PhD in Informatics: The Use of Metaphors to Influence IS Project Implementation, University of Salford, UK
  • AoIR: Association of Internet Researchers
  • BSC: The Chartered Institute for IT

Publications

Belgorodskiy, A., Crump, B., Griffiths, M. Logan, K., Raja, P and Richardson, H. (2012) The gender pay gap in the ICT labour market: comparative experiences from the UK and New Zealand, Journal of New Technology, Work and Employment, Volume 27(2) ISBN 0268-1072  

Griffiths, M., Light, B and Lincoln, S. (2012) ‘Connect and Create: Young People, YouTube and Graffiti Communities’, Continuum Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, 26 (3):343-341

Griffiths, M., Heinze, A. and Ofoegbu, A. (2012) ‘The real SAP Business One cost: a case study of ERP adoption in an SME’, International Journal of Management Practice

Bell, F., Fletcher, G., Greenhill, A., Griffiths, M. and McLean, R. (Forthcoming) ‘Science Fiction Prototypes: technology narrative between futures’ Futures

Griffiths, M., Kutar, M. and Wood, J. (2010), ‘Introducing Digital Literacy kills IBL: A Comparative Study of UG and PG Business Information Students‘, Italics Journal (HEA) Volume 9 (2)

Griffiths, M. and Moore, K. (2010) Disappearing Women: a Study on Woman Who Walked Away for their ICT Careers, Journal of Technology Management and Innovation, Volume 5(1) ISBN 0718-2724

Griffiths, M. and Light, B. (2009) An Investigation into Resistance Practices at an SME Consultancy, Journal of Enterprise Information Management, 22(1/2), 119 – 136. (MG contribution 70%)

Griffiths, M. and Light, B. (2008) ‘Social Networking and Digital Media Convergence: Classification and its Consequences for Appropriation’, Information Systems Frontiers 20(4), 447-459 (MG contribution 50%)

Moore, K., Griffiths, M., and Richardson, H., and Adam, A. (2008) 'Gendered futures? Women, the ICT workplace and stories of the future', Gender, Work and Organization, 15 (5), p. 523 (MG contribution 40%)

Griffiths, M., Moore, K and Richardson, H, (2007), ‘Celebrating heterogeneity? A survey of female ICT professionals in England’ Information, Communication and Society (ICS), 10(3): 338-357 

Adam, A., Griffiths. M., Keogh, C., Moore, K., Richardson, H., Tattersall, A., (2006), ‘Being an ‘it‘ in IT - Gendered Identities in IT Workplace‘, European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS) special issue on Organizational and Ethical Issues in the Information Society. 15 (4): 368-378

Griffiths M. and Richardson, H. (2010) ‘Against All Odds. From All-Girls Schools to All-Boys Workplaces: Women‘s Unsuspecting Trajectory into the UK ICT Sector‘, in Shirley Booth, Sara Goodman and Gill Kirkup, (Eds) Gender Issues in Learning and Working with Information Technology: Social Constructs and Cultural Contexts, Information Science Reference, Hershey New York ISBN 978-161692301-1

Griffiths, M., Moore, K. and Richardson, H. (2008) Moving On, Moving Up, Moving Out? A Survey of Woman in ICT‘, in Debashree Mukherjee (Ed) Corporate Woman and Family-Friendly Workplace, Icfai University Press, ISBN 978-81-314-1671-6

Griffiths, M., Keogh, C., Moore, K., Tattersall, A. and Richardson, H.(2005) ‘Managing Diversity or Valuing Diversity?: Gender and the IT Labour Market‘ in Fred Neiderman and Thomas Ferratt (Ed.s) IT Workers: Human Capital Issues in a Knowledge-Based Environment, Hershey, PA, USA: Information Science Publishing

Griffiths, M, Keogh, C., Moore, K., Richardson, H and Tattersall, A., (2006) Inclusion through the ages? Gender, ICT workplaces and lifestage experiences' in Kendall, J., Howcroft, D., Trauth, E., Butler, T., Fitzgerald, B and DeGross J.I. (eds) 'Social inclusion: societal and organisational implications for information systems' Springer-Verger IFIP WG 8.2 conference on Social Inclusion. Limerick July 2006

Griffiths, M. and Moore, K. (2006). ‘Issues Raised by the WINIT Project‘, In: E. Trauth, Encyclopaedia of Gender and Information Technology, Hershey, PA, USA: Idea Group Inc.

Adam, A., Griffiths, M., Keogh, C., Moore, K Richardson, H and Tattersall, A., (2006) 'Gender and information systems research at the University of Salford' in Trauth, E. (ed) 'Encyclopaedia of Gender and Information Technology' Idea Group.

Conference Proceedings and Reports

  • Fletcher, G., Griffiths, M., and Kutar, M. (2011), ‘A Day in the Digital Life: A preliminary UK based sousveillance‘, A Decade in Internet Time: Symposium on the Dynamics of the Internet and Society, Oxford Internet Institute, 21-24 September
  • Bell, F., Fletcher, G., Greenhill, A., Griffiths, M. and McLean, R. (2011) ‘Digital Futures: Retro-fitting technology predictions from the past informing the future.’ CMS 11th Conference Naples, Italy, University of Salford, 6-8 July
  • Ofoegbu, A., Griffiths, M. and Heinze, A. (2011) Themes and Challenge‘s for Service Management solutions in Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs), UKAIS 11th Annual Conference, University of Oxford, 10th-11th April
  • Fletcher, G., Griffiths, M., and Kutar, M. (2011) Surveillance: Are We Being Watched, Who By, And Does It Matter? A Study To Capture An Individual’s Digital Footprint Over A 24-Hour Period, UKAIS 11th Annual Conference, University of Oxford, 10th-11th April
  • Light, B., Clarke, A. Griffiths M. and Hunter, B. (2011) Research into the Experiences of University of Salford Staff who Identify as LGBTQ, Internal Report, HR Division, University of Salford, UK.
  • Griffiths, M. and Heinze, A., Kiveal, P and Sethi, T., (2010) Facebook, YouTube, MySpace: can Web 2.0 social networking sites nudge the boardroom – the evolution of CRN 2.0 Research Agenda? UKAIS 10th Annual Conference, University of Oxford, 23-24th March
  • Griffiths, M., Light, B. and McGarrie (2008) Antisocial Behaviour Orders: Unanticipated Directions in Social Network Site Development, European Conference on Information Systems, Galway, Ireland.
  • Griffiths, M. and Light, B. (2008) Social Networking and Digital Gaming Media Convergence: Consequences for Appropriation in Habbo Hotel, in review for ‘Under the Mask’ Under the Mask: Perspectives on the Gamer Conference, 2008 Gamer Conference at the Research Institute for Media, Art and Design, University of Bedfordshire.
  • Light, B., McGrath, K. and Griffiths, M. (2008) More Than Just Friends? Facebook, Disclosive Ethics and the Morality of Technology, Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems, Paris.
  • Griffiths, M. and Light, B. (2008) Making Friends and Enemies in Habbo Hotel: Scams and Slurs in Social Media, Presented at the 1st Digital Cultures Workshop, University of Salford, the CUBE, Manchester
  • Griffiths, M. and Light, B. (2007) Risky Business: When a CRM Vendor Masqueraded as an ERP Specialist, European Conference on Information Systems, St Gallen, Switzerland.
  • Griffiths, M. and Light, B. (2006) User Resistance Strategies and the problems of Blanket prescriptions: A Case Study of Resistance Successes, in Proceedings of the 14th European Conference on Information Systems, Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • Griffiths, M. and Light, B. (2006) A Field Study of the use of metaphors to overcome resistance to Information Systems related organisational change in Proceedings of UKAIS Conference, Cheltenham, United Kingdom.
  • Griffiths, M. and Light, B. (2006) User Resistance Strategies and the problems of Blanket prescriptions: A Case Study of Resistance Successes, in Proceedings of the 14th European Conference on Information Systems, Gotenberg, Sweden.
  • Griffiths, M., and Moore, K., (2006), ‘Proceedings of 1st WINIT International Disciplinary Conference‘, University of Salford, 21st March 2006, Editors Griffiths, M., and Moore, K.
  • Griffiths, M. and Light, B. (2006) A Field Study of The use of metaphors to overcome resistance to Information Systems related organisational change in Proceedings of UKAIS Conference, Cheltenham, United Kingdom.
  • Moore, K., Griffiths, M., Richardson, H., (2005) ¿Gender on the Agenda: flexible working and work-life balance in the UK ICT industry‘, 6th International Women in Computing (WIC) Conference 14-15 July 2005, University of Greenwich London UK.

Conferences (a selection of recently attended conferences)

  • Griffiths, M. and McLean, R., (2010) ‘Democratisation of the TV versus fascist dictatorship of the TV: so what happens now that families collective engagement has moved back to the living room?‘ Sustain ability Participation Action is the 11th annual conference of the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR), 21-23 October 2009, in Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Griffiths, M. and McLean, R. (2009) ‘Washing the Dirty Linen; exploring the increasing publication of private lives through new social media.‘ Internet Research 10.0 - Internet: Critical is the 10th annual conference of the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR), 7-11 October 2009, in Milwaukee, WI, USA
  • Griffiths, M. and McLean, R. (2009) ‘Live on Air: an examination of how families are inadvertently making their ¿private¿ lives ¿public¿ via YouTube, web-chats, Skype and gaming consoles‘ EU Kids Online conference, London School of Economics and Political Science, 11th June
  • Griffiths, M. and McLean, R. (2009) ‘Skype, blackberries, web-mail v. bedtime, family-time, your-time: are new social media steering families to a dystopian or utopian lifestyle?‘ 2nd Digital Cultures Workshop, University of Salford, 4th 5th June 2009
  • Griffiths, M. and McLean, R. (2009) ‘Mediating the hype regarding young people‘s online activities: are they exposed to unknown dangers or just socializing with friends?‘ British Sociology Association (BSA) Annual Conference, 14th-16th April, Cardiff City Hall, Cardiff
  • Griffiths, M. and Light, B. (2008) Social Networking and Digital Gaming Media Convergence: Consequences for Appropriation in Habbo Hotel, in review for ‘Under the Mask‘ Under the Mask: Perspectives on the Gamer Conference, 2008 Gamer Conference at the Research Institute for Media, Art and Design, University of Bedfordshire.
  • Light, B., McGrath, K. and Griffiths, M. (2008) Facebook‘s Ethics, Symposium: Facebook: a network, a research tool, a world? School of Media, Critical and Creative Arts, Liverpool John Moores University, UK.
  • Griffiths, M. and Light, B. (2008) Making Friends and Enemies in Habbo Hotel: Scams and Slurs in Social Media, Presented at the 1st Digital Cultures Workshop, University of Salford, the CUBE, Manchester.