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Dr Roberta Bernardi

BSc, PhD

  • BS8 1SD


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Personal profile

Research interests

  • Digital innovation in person-centred care
  • Patient empowerment and the use of social media and online health communities
  • Epistemologies and the production/consumption of health information online
  • Professional identities and accountability in the adoption and use of digital health technologies
  • Sociomateriality

Personal profile

I joined the University of Bristol as a Lecturer in Management in 2018. I earned a PhD from the University of Warwick in 2012 and was a Lecturer in Information Systems at Royal Holloway, University of London (2014-2018). I have almost 10 years’ research experience in ICT for healthcare including research on health information systems in Kenya and more recently telehealth and online health communities in the UK. The expected impact of my research is to guide academics, policy makers and practitioners in the formulation of IT policies and strategies to support healthcare integration and patient-centered care. My research features in leading conferences and journals such as Management Information Systems Quarterly and the Journal of the Association for Information Systems. I am a member of the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of the Association for Information Systems, serve as Senior Editor of Information Technology and People, and I have been a referee for a number of world leading and internationally excellent journals such as Management Information Systems Quarterly, the Journal of the Association for Information Systems, and the Information Systems Journal.  I have organized and co-chaired tracks for internationally renowned conferences such as the Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems (MCIS) and the International Conference on Information Resources Management (Conf-IRM). I have served as Associate Editor for the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) and the Academy of Management. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK) and a Senior Associate Member of the Royal Society of Medicine (UK).

PhD supervision

I currently accept PhD students that want to conduct research in digital innovation and ICT for development. Examples of research topics are: digital health, digital transformation of public/citizens services, digital technology and change in professional work, platforms workers, the sharing economy, user-led innovation and knowledge creation, digital inequalities. 




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Research Output

  • 12 Conference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)
  • 6 Article (Academic Journal)
  • 5 Conference Paper
  • 1 Chapter in a book

Clinical managers' identity at the crossroad of multiple institutional logics in IT innovation: the case study of a healthcare organisation in England

Bernardi, R. & Exworthy, M., May 2020, In : Information Systems Journal. 30, 3, p. 566-595 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • The Role of Affordances in the Deinstitutionalization of a Dysfunctional Health Management Information System in Kenya: An Identity Work Perspective

    Bernardi, R., Sarker, S. & Sahay, S., 1 Dec 2019, In : MIS Quarterly . 43, 4, p. 1177-1200 24 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Health Information Systems and Accountability in Kenya: a Structuration Theory Perspective

    Bernardi, R., Dec 2017, In : Journal of the Association for Information Systems. 18, 12, p. 931-958 28 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
  • 9 Citations (Scopus)
    153 Downloads (Pure)


    Workshop on “Effective leadership in ICT innovation for healthcare”

    Roberta Bernardi (Organiser)

    18 Mar 2015

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesStakeholder engagement

    Academy of Management Conference

    Roberta Bernardi (Member of programme committee)

    1 Feb 2018 → …

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference