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Dr Richard Evans is a Senior Lecturer in Information Management within the Business Information Management and Operations department. His research interests include: Collaborative Systems, Knowledge Management, Web 2.0 and Social Media in Business; he has published numerous peer-reviewed articles within these fields.

Richard obtained his PhD from the University of Greenwich in 2013 working in collaboration with BAE Systems plc. Prior to joining the University of Westminster, he worked as a Research Fellow in the field of Knowledge Management for Collaborative Manufacturing.

Richard is a reviewer for several Knowledge Management and Manufacturing-related publications, and currently sits on the organising committee for the annual CIRP Digital Enterprise Conference. He is a regular guest lecturer at Cranfield University where he teaches Masters students The Use of Web 2.0 Technologies in Business.  

Richard is a professional member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Chartered Institute of IT. 


Dr Evans is the Module Leader for Communication for Global Business (4BDIN002W). He also plays an active role in the delivery of the following modules:

BBIM608: Enterprise Social Networks

BBIM610: Knowledge Innovation Management

BBIM405: Online Entertainment Management

BBIM504: Information Management

4BIT7B3: Information Management


Dr Richard Evans is a well-regarded academic in the field of Knowledge Management for Collaborative Product Development, where he explores the use of collaborative technologies to improve knowledge management and employee collaboration within extended supply chains. He has contributed to the preparation of numerous international funding applications, including the Horizon 2020 Marie Curie PhD award and the Factories of the Future (FoF) funding call. 

Dr Evans is a reviewer for several International journals and conferences, including the Journal of Modelling, Identification and Control, the IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering and the IEEE Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. He has published over 30 papers in related international journals and conferences.

Dr Evans's research interests include:

- Challenges and Opportunities for Collaboration in Global Teams

- Knowledge Management in Complex Environments

- Multicultural Approaches to Knowledge Management and Collaboration

- Social and Human Aspects related to Collaborative Systems

- Social Media Technologies for Design and Manufacture

Richard welcomes applications from those seeking PhD study in one of the above topics.


For details of all my research outputs, visit my WestminsterResearch profile.