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Dr Will Venters

Assistant Professor of Information Systems

Information Systems and Innovation Faculty Group


Dr Venters has an international reputation for his work in distributed systems development, Grid and Cloud Computing and Knowledge Management. He holds a doctorate from the University of Salford, and a first-class degree in computer science from the University of Manchester. He has researched the organisation of distributed work and systems in various organisations including government-related organisations, the construction industry, financial services, health, and most recently among particle physicists at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. He has undertaken consultancy for a wide range of companies, and has published articles in journals such as the Journal of Management Studies, Information Systems Journal, Journal of Knowledge Management Research & Practice. He is a member of the board of Youthnet, the UK's first online charity, and the former chair of a national volunteering charity.

Research interests

  • Cloud computing
  • Distributed organising
  • Information systems development
  • Software engineering
  • Sociotechnical approaches to information systems
  • Knowledge management
  • Action research

Recent publications

Complete list of publications