Dr. Banita Lal is an Associate Professor in Responsible Management, Director of the Masters in Management Portfolio and Programme Leader for the MSc Management programme. She gained her PhD from the Department of Information Systems, Computing and Mathematics at Brunel University, UK before moving on to work at Nottingham Trent University and the University of Bedfordshire. At the latter, Banita was Course Coordinator for the BSc (Hons) Business Studies and six pathway programmes and had overall responsibility for over five hundred students in the UK and Vietnam. She has been instrumental in new course development with a strong emphasis on employability and a practice-based approach to teaching and learning.
Banita's research interests are in the area of adoption and diffusion of technology and include: social media technology, ICT for Development and ICT-enabled flexible working arrangements. She has published in conferences and journals in the field of Information Systems which include: Information Systems Frontiers, Government Information Quarterly, Information Technology and People, the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) and the Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research. Banita currently serves as a programme committee member for IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing) 8.6 Group - an international group concerned with the diffusion, adoption and implementation of information (and communication) technologies.