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Dr Robert Pasley

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BSc (Sheffield), MSc (Sheffield), PhD (Sheffield), HEA
Assistant Professor in Information Systems

Division: Operations Management and Information Systems
Tel: +44 (0) 115 8468072
Location: C22 (Si Yuan Building, Jubilee Campus)

Robert has an academic background in Information Systems as well as relevant industrial and business experience in information systems design and development. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science and an MSc in Information Management (Distinction) from The University of Sheffield. He received his doctoral degree from the iSchool at The University of Sheffield in 2011 entitled "Defining Vernacular Regions using Knowledge from Unstructured Web Data Sources". He previously worked as a Teaching Associate in OMIS at NUBS, and before that on the amePLM FP7 project looking at GDSS within PLM systems.

Robert teaches on Data Management and Manipulation (MSc), Computers in Business (UG), Information System Design and Development (MSc), Technology and Organisation (UG).

Administrative Roles
Chair, Business School Library Committee
Chair, Faculty Library User Group
I am module convenor of the following modules:


Computers in Business (N11101)
Technology and Organization (N12435)


Information Systems Design and Development (N14C56)

Details of all modules can be found on MyNottingham

Current Research Activities
Research interests are related to Information and Knowledge Systems, Group Decision Support Systems (GDSS), GIS, Location Based Services and geography. Investigated the design and use of Group Decision Support Systems (GDSS) for managing products across the product lifecycle.

GDSS, Information Systems, Information Management, Knowledge Management, Geographic Information Systems
I am currently supervising the following Research Students:

Hafsa Alabdullateef
Reem Alsaedi

Publications from 2005 to the present day

Journal Articles

Florian A. Twaroch, Paul Brindley, Paul D. Clough, Christopher B. Jones, Robert C. Pasley and Sue Mansbridge, (2019), "Investigating Behavioural and Computational Approaches for Defining Imprecise Regions", Spatial Cognition and Computation, forthcoming 2019.

Chapters in Books

Pasley, R.; MacCarthy, B. (2016), "Decisions as Units of Organisational Knowledge to Manage Complexity", in Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, (ISAT2015), 153-161, Springer.

MacCarthy, B.; Pasley, R. (2014), "Decision making and decision support within new product development", in Nikoi, E, Boateng, K (ed) Collaborative Communication Processes and Decision Making in Organizations, pp. 258-279, IGI Publications.

Stock, K.; Pasley, R.; Gardner, Z.; Brindley, P.; Morley, J.; Cialone, C. (2013), "Creating a Corpus of Geospatial Natural Language.", in Tenbrink, T.; Stell, J.;Galton, A.; Wood, Z (ed) Spatial Information Theory, pp. 279-298, Springer.


Pasley, R.; MacCarthy, B. 2013, "Group Decision Support and Social Software Techniques for PLM Decision Making", in Manufacturing Modelling, Management, and Control, St Petersburg, Russia..

Clough, P.; Pasley, R. 2010, "Images and Perceptions of Neighbourhood Extents", in GIR 2010, Zurich.



Nottingham University Business School

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