Dr Eila Erfani

Dr Eila Erfani

Senior Lecturer
  • PhD, Information Systems, Macquarie University
  • Master of Systems Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering
Business School
SMT Strategic Pot

Eila is a Senior lecturer at the School of Information Systems and Technology Management (SISTM) of UNSW Business School. She graduated with a PhD in Information Systems from Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

Eila pursues research and teaching on digital transformation, data and business analytics, and digital ethics. She is fascinated by the socio-technical impacts of digital technologies and data-based services on individuals, society and the environment.

She has diverse experience in academic leadership and education, most recently as Senior Lecturer and Deputy Head of School (Teaching and Learning) at the School of Information Systems and Modelling, University of Technology Sydney (UTS). She contributed to the design and delivery of undergraduate, and postgraduate programs online short courses, micro-credentials, and Graduate Certificates. She is the winner of the teaching excellence award. She was a senior manager with national and international organizations, including as an ICT Project Manager with the Iranian Ministry of Water and Electricity and Associate CEO of Women in Engineering.

Eila has considerable expertise in qualitative and quantitative research methods. She has acted as an investigator in research grants, author of peer-reviewed journal articles and supervisor of HDR students. Her research has been published in high-quality journals such as the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology and has been communicated in the leading international conferences in Information Systems (including ECIS) media (e.g., 2SER Radio) and via participation in a podcast as an IS expert (Today’s technology is transforming tomorrow – Think: Digital Futures).


Rm 2073, Level 2, West Wing, Quadrangle Building E15
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Cetindamar D; Shdifat B; Erfani E, 2022, 'Understanding Big Data Analytics Capability and Sustainable Supply Chains', Information Systems Management, vol. 39, pp. 19 - 33, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10580530.2021.1900464
    Journal articles | 2021
    Alqahtani MSA; Erfani E, 2021, 'Exploring the relationship between technology adoption and cyber security compliance: A quantitative study of UTAUT2 model', International Journal of Electronic Government Research, vol. 17, pp. 40 - 62, http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/IJEGR.2021100103

Investigator in Funded Research 

  • Categorizing and prioritizing content in the Sane Australia peer support forums, Sane Australia 2020-$57,679
  • Developing a Novel Coding Scheme for Content and Thematic Analysis of Cancer Council Online Community, Cancer Council NSW  2019-$22,727
  •  Culturally and language-appropriate smartphone health application for improving the psychological wellbeing of Indigenous cancer affected people, UTS BlueSky scheme.2018 and 2019- $23.000
  • Harnessing the Power of Social Platforms for Caring for Older People: A Social Media Strategy Plan for the Whiddon Group, Frank Whiddon Masonic Homes of New South Wales 2017-$10,000
  • Harnessing the power of Design thinking for authentic assessments in information systems UTS- BlueSky scheme.2018-$5000
  • Exploring the implications of web-based support interventions use for promoting wellbeing UTS- BlueSky scheme 2017, $8000

Teaching and Learning- 2016

My Research Supervision

HDR supervision

Primary supervisor:

  • Harnessing the Power of Design Thinking for Open Innovation- (PhD-Completed)
  • Developing a conceptual framework for enhancing information security compliance behaviour-(PhD-Completed)
  • Harnessing the Power of AI in Investigating the Trend of Lithium-ion Batteries Related Stock Market to Support the Sustainable Clean Energy Future (PhD-Currently supervising)


  •  Role of big data analytic capabilities on sustainable supply chain performance (PhD-Completed)
  • Context-aware unified health knowledge services: an information systems architecture to improve clinicians’ research for evidence-based practice (PhD Completed)
  •  Indigenous cancer support services and innovation (PhD-Currently supervising)
  • Development of an Artificial intelligence system for livestock transport (MRS-Completed)