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Dr Dimitra Petrakaki

Post:Reader in Information Systems (Management)

Telephone numbers
UK:01273 873632
International:+44 1273 873632

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I joined the University of Sussex in September 2011 as a Lecturer in Business and Innovation. I hold a Bachelor in Economics (University of Aristotle, Greece), a Master in Philosophy (University of Sussex), a Master in Information Technology, Management and Organisational Change (University of Lancaster) and a PhD in Organisation, Work and Technology (University of Lancaster). I have completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning (University of Sussex) and I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Before joining Sussex I worked as a post-doctorate Research Officer in the London School of Economics and Political Science.

I am an Associate Editor of the journal BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making and have been a referee for a number of world leading and internationally excellent journals such as Management Information Systems Quarterly, Sociology of Health & Illness, Social Science & Medicine, European Journal of Information Systems, Journal for the Association of Information Systems, Journal of Information Technology, Technological Forecasting and Social Change and others. I am also a regular referee of the European Conference on Information Systems, International Conference on Information Systems, IFIP 8.2. Information Systems and Organisations,Academy of Management Annual Conference and others.  

I'm a current member of the British Sociological Association; the British Academy of Management and the Society for Social Studies of Science. 



Reader in Information Systems


Community and Business

Recent outcomes from my work with colleagues on the evaluation of the National Programme for Information Technology can be found in the following reports:

Cresswell, K. et al (2011) “The Long and Winding Road…: An Independent Evaluation of
the Implementation and Adoption of the National Health Service Care Records Service
(NHS CRS) in Secondary Care in England” [Electronic]. Available at:

Hibberd, R. et al (2012) 'The Evaluation of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) in Primary Care: Interim report on the findings from the evaluation in early implementer sites'.  [Electronic]. Available at:

Cornford, T. et al (2014) 'The Evaluation of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) in Primary Care: Final report on the indings from the evaluation in early implementer sites'. [Electronic]. Available at: