Dr Roberta Bernardi

Dr Roberta Bernardi

Dr Roberta Bernardi
Lecturer in Management

4E3,
The Priory Road Complex, Priory Road, Clifton
BS8 1TU
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roberta.bernardi@bristol....

Telephone Number (0117) 928 8813

Department of Management

Research

  • 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).

I currently accept PhD students that want to conduct qualitative research in digital innovation in healthcare (and other sectors depending on the nature of the topic) and ICT for development. 

 



Key publications

  1. Bernardi, R, Sarker, S & Sahay, S, 2019, ‘The Role of Affordances in the Deinstitutionalization of a Dysfunctional Health Management Information System in Kenya: An Identity Work Perspective’. MIS Quarterly .
  2. Bernardi, R, 2017, ‘Health Information Systems and Accountability in Kenya: a Structuration Theory Perspective’. Journal of the Association for Information Systems, vol 18., pp. 931-958
  3. Bernardi, R, Constantinides, P & Nandhakumar, J, 2017, ‘Challenging Dominant Frames in Policies for IS Innovation in Healthcare through Rhetorical Strategies’. Journal of the Association for Information Systems, vol 18., pp. 81-112
  4. Bernardi, R, 2016, ‘How Do Online Communities of Patients Aggregate on Twitter? An Affordance Perspective’. in: Proceedings of the Thirty-Seventh International Conference on Information Systems: 2016: Proceedings of a meeting held 11-14 December 2016, Dublin, Ireland.. Association for Information Systems, pp. 2993-3011

Latest publications

  1. Bernardi, R & Wu, P, 2017, ‘The Impact of Online Health Communities on Patients' Health Self-Management’. in: Proceedings of the Thirty-Eighth International Conference on Information Systems: 2017: Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems - Transforming Society with Digital Innovation, ICIS 2017, Seoul, South Korea, December 10-13, 2017. Association for Information Systems 2017. Association for Information Systems
  2. Bernardi, R & Exworthy, M, 2015, ‘The challenges to distributed leadership and the boundary spanning of local entrepreneurs in emergent healthcare innovation: the telehealth experience of one Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in England’. in: BAM2015 Conference Proceedings. British Academy of Management
  3. Bernardi, R, Constantinides, P & Nandhakumar, J, 2015, ‘Narrative analysis of framing strategies in health service innovation: the case of international health policies in Kenya’. in: 31st European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) Colloquium.
  4. Bernardi, R & Sarker, S, 2013, ‘Identities: The Missing Link between IT Affordances and Institutions for Better Health Care in Developing Countries’. in: Proceedings of the Thirty-Fourth International Conference on Information Systems: 2013.
  5. Bernardi, R, 2012, ‘Information Technology and Resistance to Public Sector Reforms: A Case Study in Kenya’. in: Public Sector Reform Using Information Technologies: Transforming Policy into Practice. IGI Global, pp. 59-78
  6. Bernardi, R & DeChiara, F, 2011, ‘ICTs and monitoring of MDGs: a case study of Kenya HIV/AIDS monitoring and evaluation in a donor multi-agency context’. Information Technology for Development, vol 17., pp. 24-41
  7. Bernardi, R, 2010, ‘IT Enactment of New Public Management in Africa: The Case Study of Health Information Systems in Kenya’. Electronic Journal for e-Government, vol 7.
  8. Bernardi, R, 2009, ‘The role of Institutions and IT-artefacts in the restructuring of a HIS in Kenya’. in: 25th EGOS Colloquium Conference Proceedings: Sub-theme 8: Institutions and knowledge: the role of materiality.
  9. Bernardi, R, 2009, ‘IT Enactment of New Public Management in Africa: The Case Study of Health Information Systems in Kenya’. in: Proceedings of the 9th European Conference on e-Government. Academic Publishing Ltd, pp. 129-136
  10. Bernardi, R, 2009, ‘An institutionalist perspective of IT-enabled change of Health Management Information Systems in Africa: implications for the Open-Source Software’. in: 10th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries. IFIP WG9.4
  11. Bernardi, R, 2009, ‘IT-enabled change into the structures of Health Information Systems in Africa: a case study in Kenya’. in: European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2009 Proceedings. CLEUP
  12. Bernardi, R, 2009, ‘IT innovation under a multivocal and multilevel perspective: the case study of a health information system in Kenya’.
  13. Bernardi, R, 2009, ‘An institutionalist perspective of IT-enabled change: a case study of Health Information Systems in Kenya’.
  14. Bernardi, R, 2008, ‘A multilevel institutionalist analysis of IT-enabled change in the public sector in Africa’.
  15. Bernardi, R, 2008, ‘A Multivocal and Multilevel Institutionalist Perspective to Analyse Information Technology Enabled Change in the Public Service in Africa’. in: IT in the Service Economy: Challenges and Possibilities for the 21st Century. Springer, pp. 271-280
  16. Bernardi, R, 2007, ‘Failure in the Design and Implementation of Government ICT Projects in Africa: A Complexity Theory Perspective’. in: IST-Africa 2007 Conference Proceedings. IIMC International Information Management Corporation

Full publications list in the University of Bristol publications system

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