Professor Robert Johnston has been appointed to the John Sharkey chair of information systems and organisation at UCD Smurfit School and UCD Quinn Schools. In his new role, he will be responsible for developing the schools’ research, teaching and PhD programmes with regard to the use of information and communication technologies in industry. Johnston has an established, international research reputation in the areas of information systems, electronic commerce and operations management and has published extensively in leading international journals. He also has a strong track record in obtaining government and industry funding for research collaborations with industry and public institutions. Johnston has a PhD from Monash University and held a previous academic position at the University of Melbourne in Australia. Prior to becoming an academic, he was an IT consultant, designing and implementing many large and complex computer systems in a number of leading Australian manufacturing companies.
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