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Prof Rachel McLean

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Prof Rachel McLean

Telephone: 0151 231 4760

Biography

Professor Rachel McLean is Director of Liverpool Screen School at Liverpool John Moores University, which offers undergraduate and postgraduate study programmes in an eclectic range of creative disciplines including Media Production, Film Studies, Journalism, Drama and Creative Writing. Rachel’s own career path reflects this diversity. After graduating with a first degree in English Literature, she worked as a curator in the British Library’s Western Manuscripts department before obtaining a PhD in electronic commerce. Lecturing posts in Business and Creative Technology at various universities brought Rachel to her current role, in which she draws on creativity to drive forward initiatives and to inform strategic planning.
Rachel’s extensive and varied research portfolio includes international publications on science fiction and creative prototyping, social media and the twenty-first century music industry, and she is currently overseeing a research project looking at the use of social media by the emergency services.
Earlier this year Rachel was elected as President of the UK Academy of Information Systems (UKAIS), becoming the first woman to hold this post since the Academy was founded 25 years ago. She is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Degrees

2004, University of Salford, United Kingdom, PhD
1990, University College London, United Kingdom, MSc information management

Publications

Highlighted publications

McLean R. 2016. Creatively prototyping the future high street Planning, Production and Control, >DOI

Journal Articles

McLean R. 2016. Creatively prototyping the future high street Planning, Production and Control, >DOI

Fletcher G, Greenhill A, Griffiths M, McLean R. 2016. The social supply chain and the future high street SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL, 21 :78-91 >DOI >Link

Griffiths M, McLean R. 2015. Unleashing corporate communications via social media: A UK study of brand management and conversations with customers Journal of Customer Behaviour, 14 :147-162 >DOI

Greenhill A, Holmes K. 2014. Creating Communities: The Use of Technology in Craft and DIY Communities of Practice Journal of Systems and Information Technology, 4

Bell F, Fletcher G, Greenhill A, Griffiths M, McLean R. 2014. Making MadLab: A creative space for innovation and creating prototypes Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 84 :43-53 >DOI

McLean R, Bell F, Griffiths M, Greenhill A, Fletcher G. 2013. Science Fiction Prototypes: technology narratives between futures Futures,

Holmes K, McLean R, Green G. 2012. Crafting a future online: A study of how independent craftspeople adopt social media and web technologies Journal of Systems and Information Technology, 14 :142-154 >DOI

McLean R, Hilditch J, Green G. 2010. The music industry in the twenty-first century: challenges and innovation Management Decision, 48 :9-10

McLean R, Oliver PG, Wainwright DW. 2010. The myths of empowerment through information communication technologies: An exploration of the music industries and fan bases Management Decision, 48 :1365-1377 >DOI

McLean R, Wainwright D. 2009. Social Networks, Football Fans, Fantasy and Reality: How Corporate and Media interests are invading our Lifeworld Journal of Information Communication and Ethics in Society, 7 :54-71 >DOI

Avila-Porro D, Light B, McLean R. 2008. Web-mediated market interactions and enterprise software Cutter IT Journal, 21 :29-33

McLean R. 2008. Pixel chix and digi guys: Exploring the experiences of the "Digital citizen" in two contexts International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction, 4 :1-21

Cushman M, Mclean R. 2008. Exclusion, inclusion and changing the face of information systems research Information Technology & People, 21 :213-221 >DOI

Kayas OG, McLean R, Hines T, Wright GH. 2008. The panoptic gaze: Analysing the interaction between enterprise resource planning technology and organisational culture International Journal of Information Management, 28 :446-452 >DOI

McLean R. 2006. Cafe Culture: The Use of Knowledge Cafes as an Innovative Learning / Teaching Method Learning and Teaching in Action, 5

McLean R. 2006. A tale of two e-citizens: A consideration of engagement in the e-society in two contexts Proceedings of the 14th European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2006,

McLean R, Kayas O, Henderson A. 2005. Use of the Internet by Health Professionals and Consumer Support Groups: a case analysis. Comunications Communications of the IIMA, 5 :107-113

McLean R, Blackie NM. 2005. SERF or sovereign? e-commerce and the promise of consumer empowerment Proceedings of the 13th European Conference on Information Systems, Information Systems in a Rapidly Changing Economy, ECIS 2005, :13

McLean R, Blackie NM. 2004. Customer and Company Voices in eCommerce: A Qualitative Analysis Qualitative Market Research: An International Journal, 7 :243-249

McLean R, Bell F, Fletcher G, Greenhill A, Griffiths M. Making MadLab: A creative space for innovation and creating prototypes Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Forthcoming.,

Books

McLean R. 2012. Customer Knowledge, Empowerment & The Internet: An exploration of customer experiences of shopping online. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing. 978-3659269172

Chapters

McLean R. 2009. Serf or Sovereign: the myth of the e-Commerce PowerShift Whitworth B. Handbook of Research on Socio-Technical Design and Social Networking Systems Information Science Reference 978-1605662640

Engagement & Impact

Highlighted activities

Membership of professional bodies:

UKAIS President Elect (first woman to be elected to this role), UK Academy of Information Systems, http://www.ukais.org.uk/NewsItem/NewsItem.aspx?NewsItemID=A1338641-D937-43C1-A660-53CBAE323595

Research Grants Awarded:

New Dynamics of Ageing Preparatory Networks Programme. Jointly funded by the ESRC, EPSRC, MRC, AHRC, BBSRC., Experiences and Uses of Technology in Older Age RES-351-25-000100, Judith Sixsmith. Mike Cushman, Grant value (£): 25000, Duration of research project: 12 months

Professional activities

Conference organisation:

Conference name: International Conference on Information Systems, Position: Track Chair on Social Media and Digital Collaborations track, URL: http://icis2015.aisnet.org/en/paper-submissions/tracks/18-tracks/49-track-social-media

Conference name: UKAIS Doctoral Consortium, Position: Co Chair, URL: http://www.ukais.org.uk/conference/conference2013/

Fellowships:

Fellowship title: Fellow, Organisation: HEA, URL: http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/

Membership of professional bodies:

President, UKAIS (First woman in 25 years of the existence of UKAIS)

Ordinary member, Chartered Institute of Management

Fellow, Higher Education Academy

UKAIS President Elect (first woman to be elected to this role), UK Academy of Information Systems, http://www.ukais.org.uk/NewsItem/NewsItem.aspx?NewsItemID=A1338641-D937-43C1-A660-53CBAE323595

Research Grants Awarded:

LJMU QR Funding, Blue Light (Emergency) Services and Social Media (BLESSM), Stephanie Janes, LJMU Research Assistant., Grant value (£): 9,000, Duration of research project: 5 months

Arts Council England and Association of Greater Manchester Authorities (AGMA), Using Smart Materials in Community Regeneration and Employability Activities, Kate Homes and Bolton@Home, Grant value (£): 16,500, Duration of research project: 12 months

Innovate UK, Developing & Marketing Sustainable Building Services, Dr Andy Ross, Diane Marsh, Dr Fiona Borthwick, Grant value (£): £248,041, Duration of research project: 36 months

JISC, Broadcasting Hubs, Grant value (£): 13,000, Duration of research project: 3 years

New Dynamics of Ageing Preparatory Networks Programme. Jointly funded by the ESRC, EPSRC, MRC, AHRC, BBSRC., Experiences and Uses of Technology in Older Age RES-351-25-000100, Judith Sixsmith. Mike Cushman, Grant value (£): 25000, Duration of research project: 12 months