Professor David K Allen

Professor David K Allen



PhD in Information Management, The University of Sheffield
MSc in Information Systems Management, The University of Stirling


David is a Professor of Information Management in the Leeds University Business School and Director and Founder of the AIMTech Research Centre (  He has spent most of his academic life exploring information management practices and the influence of technology on organisational work. This has been facilitated by over 50 externally funded projects conducted with colleagues in the AIMTech Research Group. David acted as PI on over 43 of these projects. During this period he has explored the use of Activity Theory to design systems, theorise change and influence practice. He has worked with colleagues to produce frameworks to support the effective evaluation and implementation of information systems. His work has been published in leading information systems and management journals including the Management Information Systems Quarterly, the European Journal of Information Systems, the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, the Information Systems Journal, and Information Research Journal, Information Research and elsewhere.  His recent projects have focused on information practices in high velocity environments, datafication and understanding the information sharing practices and innovation process related to the development of novel new technologies. David has a longstanding relationship with the University of Porto where he holds a visiting position. David is a Fellow of the British Computer Society.


  • Director AIMTech Research Centre

Research groups and institutes

  • Adaptation Information Management and Technology