Researcher biography

Dr Stan Karanasios is an Associate Professor in Information Systems at the UQ Business School, University of Queensland. Prior to joining the University of Queensland he worked at RMIT University in Melbourne and the University of Leeds in the UK.

Stan's interests focus on how digital technology impacts organisations and society. Over the last ten years he has undertaken a program of research on the interaction between new digital technologies and organisations. Recently he completed a project for the International Telecommunications Union on digital transformation in Ghana and for Emergency Management Victoria on how social media platforms change the information landscape in the emergency sector. His research draws and expands on activity theory, an area in where he is recognised as an international expert. He holds a visiting position at the University of Leeds and regularly teaches on a summer school on activity theory in Europe.

He is a Senior Editor for Information Systems Journal, an Associate Editor for the European Journal of Information Systems, Section Editor for the Australian Journal on Information Systems, and on the Editorial Board for Mind, Culture & Activity and the International Journal of Information Management.

He has published in leading information systems journals such as the Journal of the Association of Information Systems, MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Journal, European Journal of Information Systems, Journal of Strategic Information Systems and Journal of Information Technology. He also regularly publishes in leading information systems conferences such as the International Conference on Information Systems, Americas Conference on Information Systems and Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. In addition to academic publications, he has written reports for government and organisations, his research also appears in The Conversation and other news and media outlets.