Laurie has a wide range of research interests in the area of Information Systems (IS), business processes and adoption of technology within government and wider emerging markets. He has published in a range of academic journals including: Annuls of Operations Research, Applied Energy, Production and Planning Control, International Journal of Information Management and Journal of Enterprise Information Management. He is an active reviewer for the International Journal of Information Management.

Laurie has extensive experience in industry working for large consultancies within government, manufacturing, Ministry of Defence and private sector organisations. He holds industry qualifications such as: PRINCE2, Agile and Change Management.

Laurie is married with four children and lives in Caswell Swansea. He has a passion for yoga (not yet matched by ability) is a keen trail ultra-marathon runner and has recently completed the Sahara based multi-day desert race: Marathon Des Sables 2018.


  1. & Blockchain research, practice and policy: Applications, benefits, limitations, emerging research themes and research agenda. International Journal of Information Management 49, 114-129.
  2. & Elucidation of IS project success factors: an interpretive structural modelling approach. Annals of Operations Research
  3. & Smart cities: Advances in research—An information systems perspective. International Journal of Information Management 47, 88-100.
  4. & Assessing the potential of steel as a substrate for building integrated photovoltaic applications. Applied Energy 229, 209-223.
  5. & Mapping IS failure factors on PRINCE2® stages: an application of Interpretive Ranking Process (IRP). Production Planning & Control 28(9), 776-790.

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