Research theme leads

Research Theme Lead
Dr Nikolaos Stylos

Research Theme Champion
Professor Richard Owen

Our research focuses on innovation and new digital and immersive technologies, considering individual, social and political impact.

The main research tops of the Innovation and Digitalisation research theme include: 

  • Digital systems of knowledge production
  • Sharing economy & collaborative consumption digital platforms
  • Emerging technologies and societal well-being
  • Responsible innovation via digitalization
  • Digitalisation and related behavioural and societal aspects
  • Smart technologies, AI management and smart cities

Richard Owen reflects upon the foundations of RRI, the Present and the Future

Our 3 priority research activities are:

Management of Innovative Technologies and Applications>
  • Forms of Artificial Intelligence
  • 3DPrinting
  • Blockchain technology
Crisis Management and effective system responses
  • Environmental disasters
  • Human well-being challenges
  • Financial crises
Individual and Societal aspects of Technological Advancement
  • Privacy & e-Surveillance
  • Communities of Learning
  • Impact of Innovation & Digital processes

Research ambitions by 2030:

Support TQEC with research projects

Shape interdisciplinary joint research projects with similar groups from other institutions 

Position favourably to shape the future research agenda of the Innovation & Digitalisation thematic area

Reach recognition for impact outside the University of Bristol

Attract new promising academics/researchers to work with us in the School of Management 

Maintain momentum of previous 5-year cycle and prepare for the next one