Dr Linhao Fang

Dr Linhao Fang


I come from a background in Information Systems and Information Management. I received a PhD at the University of Sheffield with my doctoral thesis exploring students’ IT-enabled self-regulated learning.

In the past ten years, I have worked as a leading researcher in a variety of research projects, most of which are multi-disciplinary in nature. I used a Design Science Research approach in many of these projects, as well as mix-methods research designs.

My teaching experience includes a range of modules taught at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including Information Systems Modeling, Information Management in Organisations, Social Science Research Design and Methods, etc. I have also supervised postgraduate dissertations.


Research interests

The multi-disciplinary nature of Design Science has extended my research interests to a variety of topics including Technology Affordances, Materiality in Organisations, Information Technology Use and Appropriation, and New Work Modalities.


  • PhD in Information Systems - University of Sheffield
  • MSc in Information Systems - University of Sheffield

Professional memberships

  • Member of UK Academy for Information Systems
  • Member of Academy of Management
  • Member of British Academy of Management

Research groups and institutes

  • Socio-Technical Centre
  • Workplace Behaviour Research Centre
  • Adaptation Information Management and Technology