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LUMS academic awarded Leverhulme Research Fellowship

Monideepa Tarafdar

11 April 2016

Professor Monideepa Tarafdar, from the Department of Management Science, has been awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship for 2017-2018.

Professor Tarafdar will conduct research on the topic of ‘Information Technology's 'Dark Side': How does it Reduce Employee Well-Being?’

The use of information technologies such as smartphones and email is increasingly causing ‘dark’ and pervasive effects such as techno-stress, technology addiction, work-home blurring and information overload, thus reducing employee well-being.

The research will investigate how individuals use information technologies in ways that lead to these sorts of negative impacts on their well-being. It will build on Professor Tarafdar’s work on stress induced by use of information technologies, techno-stress, for the past several years.

Professor Tarafdar said: “The research is important for practice and impact because a critical management challenge for companies in present times is to help employees use information technologies in ways that avoid these negative effects.”

The Leverhulme Trust was established in 1925 and is one of the largest and most prestigious providers of research funding in the UK. It makes awards for the support of research and education in all subject areas, with the aim of funding original research that advances knowledge of the world and its people.