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Dr Christopher Russell

Director of the Business School

School: Christ Church Business School

Campus: Canterbury Main Campus

Tel: 01227 921979

Profile summary 

I hold the post of Director of Christ Church Business School. I am responsible for the strategy and operation of the Business School, both academic and financial, across the activities of teaching, research and enterprise and its two campuses in Canterbury and Broadstairs. Prior to joining Canterbury Christ Church in February 2018 I was at Cardiff Met for fifteen years, where I rose from being a Lecturer in Information Systems to a Principal Lecturer, Head of Department for Accounting, Economics and Finance and Chair of Collaborative Provision. Before that I worked in a variety of roles at Orange and France Télécom R&D and as a researcher at the University of Oulu in Finland. I studied at the universities of Oxford, Aston, Wales and Roehampton.

The aim of my intellectual project is to critically examine the interplay between information and communications technologies and atypical professions. Formerly I studied UK-based R&D engineers, at the vanguard of adoption, latterly Greek monks, at the rear. In service of this project I conduct ethnographies and draw upon concepts from critical theory and literature, from Pierre Bourdieu to Christopher Marlowe. In collaboration with others, I have also researched adoption amongst tech entrepreneurs in Palestine, hoteliers in Bulgaria and academics in the UK, using a variety of approaches. 


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