About us

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Adaptation Information Management and Technology (AIMTech) is an interdisciplinary research centre interested in the inter-relationship between new technologies and information systems, innovation, information management and organisational change. 

As a group we have a successful track record of undertaking research and evaluation projects since 2002. To see our members' publications please visit our staff directory.


Our research tackles organisational and societal challenges, in collaboration with industry and the public sector. We deliver insight, knowledge and impact with studies of organisational change, and evaluation and design of information services and systems. 

We are committed to and value on-going transfer of knowledge with both the public and the private sectors.  

Activity Theory forms a theoretical bedrock for many of our research and projects. Our unit of analysis is the activity (the overall socio-technical system), with a focus on technologies and instruments that mediate the achievement of people and organisational goals.  

Study programmes

AIMTech delivers dedicated teaching on Information Systems and contributes to undergraduate, Masters, MBA and PhD programmes at Leeds University Business School:

Partnerships and collaborations

We offer commercial services, partnerships and opportunities for collaborations including:

AIMTech Advisory Group

The AIMTech research centre Advisory Group meets regularly at the Business School to share experiences of digital businesses, advise on key areas for teaching and research, and plan collaborations. Members of the group support teaching and research activities through guest lectures and seminars, co-supervision of doctoral students, hosting students’ dissertation projects, and site visits.

Ian Cotrell

Director of Broadcast Distribution & Services, ITV. Responsible for services across the distribution supply chain, partners for broadcast and international channels

Adam Hosker

Commercial Director, Littlefish, and CEO of a startup in the development phase looking at AI in customer service

Kees Nieuwenhuis

Thales Nederland, CTO Office. Involved in Smart Industry and Digital Transformation

Taran Sohal

Director and co-founding member of Cloud2

Paul Thrustle

Head of Information Services for South Yorkshire Police and Humberside Police, with responsibility for technology strategy, change management and support

Simon Wood

Head of IT Operations, M&S.com