Dr Saleh Kadi

Dr Saleh Kadi


Dr Saleh Kadi has joined as a lecturer in Information Management (equivalent Assistant professor) at Leeds University Business School. He holds a doctorate from the University of Leeds, England. His research broadly seeks to understand how we develop complex technology/systems, such as Smart Cities, and the perception and involvement of the users. Before joining the University of Leeds, he taught previously at both Taif University and Leeds University Business School as a lecturer and module tutor. He gained experience by which he became an associate fellow of the HEA in August 2021. 

Work Experience

  • Lecturer (equivalent Assistant professor) in information management, Management department, Leeds University Business School. 
  • Assistant professor in Management Information system Department, Taif University.
  • Innovation and quality Manager, Academic university skills course leader, Leeds English Language School, from October 2016 until October 2021.
  • Performance and services monitor (consultant) in all the sectors of hand international hotels and resorts from 15/07/2017 to 12/08/2017.  
  • Duty manager, Hand International company from 24/08/2014 to 30/06/2015.

Volunteering role

  • Faculty Review Group Member, Leeds University Business School, Management division from July 2019 until November 2021.
  • President of Saudi students in Leeds, Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Cultural Bureau, London, from Feb 2019 until Oct 2019.  
  • President of Business school student club at Taif University, from 2013 to 2014.internship

Internship role

  • Customer service in the Arab National Bank (ANB), Saudi Arabia - Summer  2014. 
  • Customer service in the Saudi Telecom Company (STC), Saudi Arabia, on a part-time program (2 months each year) in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Research interests

My research area investigates Smart City’ development processes, in particular, focussing on citizen involvement. The research does not aim to discuss how Smart City will look in the future, rather, it aims to perceive Smart City’ Development (SCD) as an activity system that needs citizens in both development and implementation. It is on a larger scale, as part of a macro and complex activity system, that these processes need to be understood. This project uses the lens of Megaproject and Power literature to understand the complixity of such a process. It seeks to contribute to multiple literature, but mainlay Smart City and Citizens Involvement. 


Kadi, S, Norman, A and Gritt, E (2021) The Smart City as mega project: an investigation of original vision and iterative changes – drawing on the COVID effect. In: UKAIS 2021 Conference Proceedings. UK Academy for Information Systems Conference 2021 (UKAIS2021), 23-24 Mar 2021, Online. UKAIS http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/172591/


  • PhD in Information Management
  • MSc in Information System and Information Management, Leeds University Business School, Distriction
  • BSc in Management Information System, Taif University

Professional memberships

  • IEEE member
  • Associate fellow of HEA

Student education

Saleh has teaching experience from both Saudi and English Higher Education and has designed a range of modules and related teaching materials delivered both on campus and online in distance education programmes. Saleh’s style of teaching involves technologies such as Padlet. He also makes sure students’ learning includes critical perspectives. Saleh also has experience as an assessor for both undergraduate and post-graduate students. Overall, Saleh enjoys creating interactive and constructive learning environments, group projects and case studies.

Teaching involvement 

Digital Transformation Management (LUBS5976) – Academic Year 20/21& 21/22

Introduction to HRM Business Management (LUBS0060) –Academic Year 20/21 & 21/22

Management Resaerch Analysis (LUBS2910) – Academic Year 20/21 & 21/22

Managing in the digital workplace (LUBS2781) – Academic Year 20/21

Managing Digital Information Projects (LUBS 5971) – Academic Year 19/20 

International Business Management (LUBS 3805) – Academic Year 19/20

Dissertation Supervision 

Deeksha Arun Haltore, MBA student. 

Research groups and institutes

  • Adaptation Information Management and Technology
  • Centre for Operations and Supply Chain Research