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Professor Philip Powell

Philip Powell is Executive Dean, School of Business, Economics and Informatics Birkbeck, University of London’s and is also Pro Vice-Master for Enterprise and Innovation. Currently professor of Management and before that holding chairs in information systems and information management at Bath and at Goldsmiths, his research has resulted in over 340 published outputs in the fields of information systems, management, operations, and higher education management. 

He has won 32 grants and successfully graduated 22 PhDs.  Philip recently stepped down as Editor-in-Chief of the Information Systems Journal.  He has held an honorary chair in Groningen, Netherlands since 2006.  Before becoming dean at Birkbeck in 2009, Philip was deputy dean of the School of Management at Bath having worked at Warwick, Adelaide, Southampton and Lisboa.  He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society, of the Academy of Social Sciences, of the Centre for Distance Education, of the HEA and is a Senior Scholar of the Association of Information Systems.  He was president of the UK Academy for Information Systems.  Prior to becoming an academic, Philip worked in insurance, accounting and systems analysis.  Among a number of external appointments, he is a member of the Institute for Apprentices, Route Panel for Business and Administration.