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Cathy Urquhart Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, Lund University, Sweden

Cathy Urquhart is Professor Emeritus of Digital Business at Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, and visiting Professor at the Department of Informatics can Lund University, Sweden. Before returning to the UK in 2009, she worked at the Universities of Tasmania, Melbourne and the Sunshine Coast in Australia, and the University of Auckland in New Zealand. She also worked as a systems analyst for eight years in public sector computing in the U.K.

Her broad area of research centres round the use of digital innovation for societal good. She is interested in how social media and all forms of ICTs can help us meet societal challenges, such as sustainable development, individual wellbeing, and social justice. She writes regularly on developments in grounded theory and qualitative research methodology in general.

She holds or has held various editorial and board positions with the Journal of the Association of Information Systems, Information Technology and Development, European Journal of Information Systems, Information Systems Journal, and MIS Quarterly. She is a subject expert for the Association of Business Schools Scientific Journal Ranking Committee in the UK. She is a Fellow of the Association of Information Systems. Her website can be found here