Associate Professor, Software, Design, Social Activism, University of Leeds

Shahla Ghobadi is an Associate Professor of Information Systems at Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds. She studies how organizations take advantage of knowledge assets to create innovative products and foster social change. Her research focuses on two research streams: (1) collaboration in software organisations, and (2) collaboration and social activism. Shahla has received research grants and awards from the British Academy (2017), Australian Government (2014), and the Australian School of Business (2008-2011). She received Social Responsibility Award in Curriculum at the Faculty of Humanities, The University of Manchester in 2016, followed by a Making a Difference Commended award in 2017.

Prior to joining academia, she spent several years working in the automobile and software industries.

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  • 2010–present
    Associate professor, University of Leeds