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Professor Shirley Gregor

Research School of Management

Position: Professor
Email: shirley.gregor@anu.edu.au
Phone: +61 2 612 53749
Office: Room 1111, Copland Bld (24)

Professor Shirley Gregor


Shirley Gregor became the foundation Professor of Information Systems at the Australian National University, Canberra, in 2001 and is a Co-Director of the National Centre for Information Systems Research.

Her current research interests include the innovative and strategic use of information and communications technologies, human-computer interaction, knowledge systems and the philosophy of science and technology. Dr Gregor has led several large applied research projects funded by the Meat Research Corporation, the Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, the Australian Research Council and AusAID.

Professor Gregor spent a number of years in the computing industry in Australia and the United Kingdom before beginning an academic career. She obtained her Ph.D. in Information Systems from the University of Queensland in 1996. Dr Gregor’s publications include 3 books, 8 edited books, 21 book chapters, and over 80 journal publications in outlets including MIS Quarterly, Journal of Management Information Systems, Journal of the Association of Information Systems, International Journal of Electronic Commerce, European Journal of Information Systems and Information Technology & People. She has received a number of best paper awards including the JAIS Best Paper Award 2007 and Association of Information Systems Publication of the Year Award 2007, the Herbert Simon Award for Best Paper at DESRIST 2009, the E. Yetton Prize for the Best Paper in the Australian Journal of Management for 2009/2010, and the AIS Award for Best Conference Paper in IS Education for 2011.

Professor Gregor was inaugural President of the Australasian Association of Information Systems 2002-2003 and Region 3 (Asia/Pacific) Councillor for the Association of Information Systems 2007-2009. She was a Senior Editor for MIS Quarterly 2008-2010 and was Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of the Association of Information Systems 2010-2013.

Professor Gregor was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honour’s list in June 2005. Also in 2005 she was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society. In 2010 she was made a Fellow of the Association for Information Systems, the peak global body for the discipline. In 2014 she was awarded a Schöller Senior Fellowship at the Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. She received a DESRIST Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017 for contributions to design science research in information systems and technology.


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