Associate Professor Saeed Akhlaghpour

Associate Professor

School of Business
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law

Associate Professor

School of Business
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law


Dr Saeed Akhlaghpour is an Associate Professor of Information Systems at UQ Business School. Prior to joining the University of Queensland in 2015, he held academic positions at Middlesex University London (UK), and McGill University (Canada) - where he also obtained his PhD in Management.

Saeed is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He teaches Master of Commerce, MBA, and executive education courses. Previously, he has taught courses such as IT for Business Value, e-Marketing Strategy and Social Media, International Business Environments, and Managing Data & Databases to MBA and undergraduate business students in Brisbane, London, Montreal, and Tehran.

Saeed’s research has been published in top-tier academic outlets including the American Journal of Sociology, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Journal of Information Technology, Information and Organization, Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, International Journal of Medical Informatics, International Journal of Information Management, Journal of Business Research, and the Best Paper Proceedings of Academy of Management. His articles are cited in the EU policy documents and have received research and impact awards from the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, and the Australasian chapter of the Association for Information Systems (AIS).

His research interests include:

  • Data protection, privacy and cybersecurity (particularly, organisational response to data breaches, and managing personal health information (PHI))
  • Digital health and transformation of healthcare services
  • Diffusion and adoption of digital innovations (particularly, management and IT fashions)

Saeed is a Chief Investigator in an Australian Research Council (ARC) funded Linkage Project studying Digital Hospital implementation in Queensland hospitals and health services. He received the UQ Business School Cross Cross-Disciplinary Research Award in 2021.

He is currently a Section Editor of the Australasian Journal of Information Systems, Associate Editor of the Asia Pacific Journal of Information Systems (APJIS), and Editorial Board member of Information and Organization (I&O), International Journal of Medical Informatics, and Journal of Electronic Commerce in Organizations. He co-chairs the Digital Health Care track at the Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS), and the AI in Business & Society track at the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) (


  • Higher Education Academy, Higher Education Academy
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education, Middlesex University
  • Doctor of Philosophy, McGill University
  • Masters (Coursework) of Business Administration, Sharif University of Technology
  • Bachelor, Sharif University of Technology


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Book Chapter

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Other Outputs

  • Abeysooriya, Sasenka, Akhlaghpour, Saeed, Bongiovanni, Ivano, Dowsett, Dallas, Grotowski, Joseph, Holm, Mike, Kim, Dan, Ko, Ryan, Phillips, Andelka M., Slapnicar, Sergeja, Stockdale, David, Swinson, John, Thonon, Geoffroy, Utting, Mark, Walker-Munro, Brendan and Willoughby, Shannon (2023). Discussion Paper: 2023-2030 Australian Cyber Security Strategy. UQ CYBER and AUSCERT.

  • Akhlaghpour, Saeed (2014). Towards a Process Theory of IT Fashion Entrepreneurship. PhD Thesis, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University.

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors: