Prof Richard Heeks - Further information
Richard has supervised ten PhD students and 80 Masters students to successful completion of their research dissertations.
He is currently supervising four PhD students, researching various topics dealing with the role of information and communication technologies in developing countries:
• Chris Foster: ICT microenterprise networks in cities.
• Panom Gunawong: actor-network theory and e-government strategy.
• Angelica Ospina: ICTs and community resilience to climate change.
• Loga Subramanian: e-waste strategy making in the IT sector.
Future PhD applications are welcome: see "Postgraduate Opportunities" tab for topic priorities. Further details on PhD application can be found at the IDPM web site.
Richard is Co-Director for the world's first Masters programme in ICTs for Development. This seeks to create "ICT4D champions" who combine technical competencies in information systems and project management with an understanding of development context and practice. The programme includes overseas fieldwork and the possibility for international internships.
He also co-directs the world's first distance learning MSc in Management & Information Systems. Richard welcomes enquiries about both programmes.
Richard is the moderator of a number of online workspaces dealing with ICTs and international development. These include workspaces covering best practice and case guidance on e-Government; on women's ICT-based enterprises; and on ICTs and climate change. Richard also leads LinkedIn groups dealing with ICT4D and with actor-network theory and development.
And finally . . . Richard is a keen mountain biker, has his own cookery Web site, and supports Manchester's greatest football team.