Saleh M. Kadi

Saleh M. Kadi



1.12 Charles Thackrah


PhD in Management (Adaptation Information Management and Technology), University of Leeds (due in Jan 2022).  

MSc Information System and Information Management (pass with distinction), University of Leeds, England, 2018.  

Bachelor Degree in Management Information Systems with a GPA of 3.84 out of 4, an overall grade Excellent with First Honors, Taif University, Saudi Arabia, 2014. 

Teaching involvement 

Managing Digital Information Projects (LUBS 5971) – 19/21

International Business Managment (LUBS 3805) – 19/21

Digital Transformation Management (LUBS 5976) – 20/21

Introduction to HRM Business Managment (LUBS 0060) – 20/21


Leeds University Partnership Awards Nominee

Professional Memberships

IEEE member


  • Faculty Review Group Member, Leeds University Business School, Management division from July 2019 until now.  
  • Innovation and quality Manager, Academic university skills course leader, Leeds English Language School, from October 2016 until now.
  • Lecturer in Management Information system Department, Taif University, from 28/06/2015 until now. 
  • President of Saudi students in Leeds, Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Cultural Bureau, London, from Feb 2019 until Oct 2019. 
  • Performance and services monitor (consultant) in all the sectors of hand international hotels and resorts from 15/07/2017 to 12/08/2017.  
  •  Hand International company from 24/08/2014 to 30/06/2015, Positions
  1. Human resources coordinator from 24/08/2014 to 20/01/2015.
  2. Assistant Security and safety Manager from 01/09/2015 to 15/01/2015 
  3. Sales coordinator from 20/01/2015 to 06/04/2015 
  4. Guests relations Officer from 06/04/2015 to 30/6/2015 
  5. Duty manager from 20/12/2014 to 30/06/2015  
  • President of Business school student club at Taif University, from 2013 to 2014. 
  • Customer service in the Arab National Bank (ANB) - summer period in 2014. 
  • Customer service in the Saudi Telecom Company (STC) on a part-time program (2 months each year) in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.


Dr Alistair Norman, Dr Emma Gritt, Dr Zlatko Bodrozic

Research Keywords

Smart Cities, HCI, Development, Citizens involvement, human-centric, Saudi Arabia. 

Research interests

The majority of literature in Smart Cities discuss technical aspects that aim to support a utopian vision of the future of smart cities. This research does not assume that smart cities are beneficial or harmful. Instead, it highlights how both views could be influenced by citizens involvement as a key part of the development process. It is believed that smart cities development process as a major area to be investigated as it may determine the future of smart cities by which citizens have to be brought in. Smart city development process is complex as it has multiple systems at a macro level that suppose to work in a collective manner, not in a piecemeal manner which is the area where this research aims to contribute. It should be noted that there are very little empirical findings especially when it comes to the qualitative method. 

Research groups and institutes

  • Adaptation Information Management and Technology