Reader in Information Systems, Royal Holloway

Amany Elbanna is a senior lecturer in Information Systems. She holds a MSc and PhD in information systems from The London School of Economics and Political Science. Amany's research revolves around two main streams: 1) Systems development, delivery and use. In this stream she studies different technologies in context. Research published following this stream covers topics such as ERP, e-procurement, VR, IS project management, Agile software development. 2) Social media defined in broad sense. In this stream, she is interested in studying crowdsourcing initiatives and the use of different social technologies for emergency management, volunteering and humanitarian. Amany has a wide experience in different industrial contexts and sectors including manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, food and beverages, postal services, government and public sector and emergency response.

Amany is the past Chair of the Special Interest Group on Enterprise Systems (SIG ENTSYS) at the premier Association of Information Systems (AIS). She also co-chaired the Doctoral Consortium of the Mediterranean Conference of Information Systems in 2009 and chaired and participated in panels in many premier IS conferences including International Conference of Information Systems (ICIS), European Conference in Information Systems (ECIS) and IFIP 8.6.

Amany is an Associate Editor of Information Systems Journal and a member of the Editorial Board of Information & Management, Journal of the Association of Information Systems (JAIS), Information Technology & People, Journal of Enterprise Information Management. She won Reviewer Recognistion Award from the Journal of the Association of Information Systems (JAIS). She is a reviewer for most top IS journals and a number of top management journals including Information Systems Research (ISR), MIS Quarterly (MISQ), European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS), The Journal of Strategic Information Systems (JSIS), Journal of Information Technology (JIT), Information Systems Journal (ISJ), Journal of the Association of Information Systems (JAIS), Information & Organization (I&O), Information Technology and People (IT&P), MISQ Executive, Management Science, Organization Studies, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sectory Quarterly.

Amany is a regular speaker in industry and her research is featured in The Financial Times and The Manufacturing Magazine. Her work is published in internationally leading journals including the European Journal of Information Systems, the Journal of Strategic Information Systems, Journal of Information Technology, IEEE Software, The Data Base, Information Technology and People, Communications of the AIS, Information Systems Frontier, Journal of Enterprise Information Management and in the proceedings of many international IS conferences including the International Conference of Information Systems (ICIS), The European Conference of Information Systems (ECIS), International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP) WG 8.6, Americas Conference of Information Systems (AMCIS), Mediterranian Conference of IS (MCIS), Bled e-Commerce Conference in addition to many international workshops.


  • –present
    Reader in Information Systems, Royal Holloway


  • 2005 
    London School of Economics, PhD