Dr Mohammed Albakri

Salford Business School

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Contact Details

Maxwell 617 (formally 613)

Current positions



Dr. Mohammed Albakri, a respected Senior Fellow of Higher Education (SFHEA) and PhD holder in Information Systems from the University of Manchester, has a wealth of experience in leading and developing innovative academic programmes. Over the past decade, Dr. Albakri has refined his teaching skills in digital transformation and information systems and technology. His work aligns with the UK Professional Standards Framework, the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), and the Research Excellence Framework (REF), showing his commitment to academic excellence. With a growing list of publications and extensive experience in leading, teaching, and supervising students at all levels, Dr. Albakri excels in scholarly teaching and research in areas such as digital app development, digital platforms, AI, the digital economy, cloud computing, big data, and innovation.

Areas of Research

Dr. Mohammed Albakri's research interests encompass digital transformation, data-driven decision-making, and the application of emerging technologies such as AI, cloud computing, and cybersecurity in business settings. He focuses on leveraging digital innovation to solve real-world problems and drive organisational success, bridging the gap between theoretical research and practical application. His work explores strategies for implementing digital technologies to gain competitive advantages, developing advanced data analytics tools for improved decision-making, and understanding the human impact of technological change on organisational culture and employee engagement. With over 60 high-quality research outputs, Dr. Albakri's dedication to these themes is reflected in his extensive publication portfolio and ongoing contributions to the information systems research community.

Areas of Supervision

Information systems
Digital transformation
Digital innovation
Critical systems thinking
Action research


As a Senior Fellow of Higher Education and inspired by the widely adopted UK teaching-intensive framework, Dr. Mohammed Albakri has honed a diverse set of strategies to keep students engaged in the classroom. Specialising in the IS/IT field with a particular emphasis on digital transformation, Dr. Albakri believes that learning should be an active and collaborative endeavour. He has taught modules such as innovative problem solving, information security management, operations information management, digital business, and business live projects with innovation and technology, among other related subjects. With extensive experience as a Programme Director and Director of International Exchange, he excels in creating inclusive, industry-relevant curricula that enhance student employability and foster academia-industry partnerships. Dr. Albakri's commitment to innovative pedagogy, active learning, and the integration of modern technologies ensures that his students are well-prepared to meet the demands of the rapidly evolving digital landscape.

Qualifications and Recognitions

  • Ph.D

    2014 - 2018
  • Managing Information Technology

    2011 - 2012
  • Business Information Systems

    2008 - 2011

  • Certified Management & Business Educator

  • Senior Fellow of Higher Education

  • SAP S/4HANA Embedded Analytics