Research Profile

Stephen McCarthy

Biography

Dr. Stephen McCarthy is a lecturer and researcher in the Department of Business Information Systems. He holds a Ph.D. and MBS in Information Systems, and Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) degree in the National University of Ireland, Cork. His research centres on IT project management, agile distributed teams, participatory design, citizen participation, and health Information Systems. Stephen has also previously been involved in a number of IS projects across three leading research centres: the Health Information Systems Research Centre, Financial Services Innovation Centre, and the Institute for Business Development and Competitiveness. As part of his role he was responsible for analysing complex IS problems in both the private and public sector, and designing solutions to these challenges through qualitative and quantitative research.

Research Interests

- Information systems development
- Participatory design
- Project management
- Journey mapping
- Health Information Systems

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2019)'The Patient-Held Active Record of Medication Status (PHARMS) study: a mixed-methods feasibility analysis'
Elaine K Walsh, Laura J Sahm, Colin P Bradley, Kieran Dalton, Kathleen O’Sullivan, Stephen McCarthy, Eimear Connolly, Ciara Fitzgerald, William H Smithson, David Kerins, Derina Byrne and Patricia M Kearney (2019) 'The Patient-Held Active Record of Medication Status (PHARMS) study: a mixed-methods feasibility analysis'. The British Journal of General Practice, 69 (682):345-355 [DOI] [Details]
(2018)'Compliance-Innovation: A Quality-Based Route to Sustainability'
Doyle, E., McGovern, D., McCarthy, S., & Perez-Alaniz, M. (2018) 'Compliance-Innovation: A Quality-Based Route to Sustainability'. Journal Of Cleaner Production, 210 :266-275 [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2018)'The PHARMS (Patient Held Active Record of Medication Status) feasibility study: a research proposal'
Walsh, Elaine and Sahm, Laura J and Kearney, Patricia M and Smithson, Henry and Kerins, David M and Ngwa, Chrys and Fitzgerald, Ciara and Mc Carthy, Stephen and Connolly, Eimear and Dalton, Kieran and others (2018) 'The PHARMS (Patient Held Active Record of Medication Status) feasibility study: a research proposal'. BMC Research Notes, 11 (1) [Full Text] [Details]
(2017)'OP 4 Learning to evaluate and manage antenatal blood pressure at home (LEANBH)'
Lim, Yoke Yin and Garcia, Moises S and Cuneen, Mike and Thompson, Gary and Assem, Haytham and Kenny, Louise and Adams, Frederic and Woodworth, Simon and McCarthy, Stephen and Mattson, Molly and others (2017) 'OP 4 Learning to evaluate and manage antenatal blood pressure at home (LEANBH)'. Pregnancy Hypertension: An International Journal of Women's Cardiovascular Health, 9 :10-11 [Details]
(2016)'Fictional Prototyping for Digital Transformation'
O’Raghallaigh, Paidi and McCarthy, Stephen and Woodworth, Simon and Adam, Frederic (2016) 'Fictional Prototyping for Digital Transformation'. Cutter It Journal, 19 (11):1-7 [Details]
(2017)'The Patient Held Active Record of Medication Status (PHARMS) Feasibility Study'
Walsh, Elaine and Sahm, Laura and Kearney, Patricia and Smithson, W and Byrne, Derina and Kerins, David and Ngwa, Chrys and Fitzgerald, Ciara and McCarthy, Stephen and Connolly, Eimear and others (2017) 'The Patient Held Active Record of Medication Status (PHARMS) Feasibility Study'. International Journal of Integrated Care, 17 (5) [Details]
(2014)'Compliance--innovation: integrating quality and compliance knowledge and practice'
Doyle, Eleanor and McGovern, Damien and McCarthy, Stephen (2014) 'Compliance--innovation: integrating quality and compliance knowledge and practice'. Total Quality Management & Business Excellence, 25 (9-10):1156-1170 [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2019)Proceedings of the 27th European Conference on Information Systems
McCarthy, Stephen; O'Raghallaigh, Paidi; Fitzgerald, Ciara; Adam, Frédéric (2019) Towards a Framework for Shared Understanding and Shared Commitment in Agile Distributed ISD Project Teams Proceedings of the 27th European Conference on Information Systems [Details]
(2019)Proceedings of the 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
McCarthy, Stephen; O'Raghallaigh, Paidi; Fitzgerald, Ciara; Adam, Frédéric (2019) Distributed ISD Team Leadership and the Paradox of Cohesion and Conflict Proceedings of the 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences Hawaii, United States, , 08-JAN-19 - 11-JAN-19 , pp.590-599   [Full Text] [Details]
(2018)Proceedings of the 19th Open Conference of the IFIP WG 8.3
McCarthy, Stephen; O’Raghallaigh, Paidi; Fitzgerald, Ciara; Adam, Frédéric (2018) Social Complexity and Team Cohesion in Multiparty Information Systems Development Projects Proceedings of the 19th Open Conference of the IFIP WG 8.3 , pp.18-31 [Full Text] [Details]
(2016)Proceedings of the 18th Open Conference of the IFIP WG 8.3
Fitzgerald, Ciara and McCarthy, Stephen and Carton, Fergal and Connor, Yvonne O and Lynch, Laura and Adam, Frederic (2016) Citizen participation in decision-making: can one make a difference? Proceedings of the 18th Open Conference of the IFIP WG 8.3 , pp.248-260 [Details]
(2016)Proceedings of the 18th Open Conference of the IFIP WG 8.3
McCarthy, Stephen and O’Raghallaigh, Paidi and Woodworth, Simon and Lim, Yoke Lin and Kenny, Louise C and Adam, Frederic (2016) An integrated patient journey mapping tool for embedding quality in healthcare service reform Proceedings of the 18th Open Conference of the IFIP WG 8.3 , pp.354-368 [Full Text] [Details]
(2018)Proceedings of the 39th International Conference on Information Systems
McCarthy, Stephen; O'Raghallaigh, Paidi; Fitzgerald, Ciara; Adam, Frédéric (2018) Theorising Antecedents of Cohesion and Conflict in Distributed ISD Project Teams Proceedings of the 39th International Conference on Information Systems , 13-DEC-18 - 16-DEC-18 , pp.1-17 [Full Text] [Details]
(2018)Proceedings of the 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
McCarthy, Stephen and O'Raghallaigh, Paidi and Fitzgerald, Ciara and Adam, Fr\'ed\'eric (2018) Exploring the Nuances of 'Wickedness' in Information Systems Development Proceedings of the 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences Hawaii, United States, , pp.207-216 [Full Text] [Details]
(2017)Proceedings of the 25th European Conference on Information Systems
O’Raghallaigh, Paidi; McCarthy, Stephen; Adam, Fred (2017) Sociomateriality: An Object-Inspired Proposal for IS Scholars Proceedings of the 25th European Conference on Information Systems [Full Text] [Details]
(2018)Irish Academy of Management
McCarthy, Stephen and O’Raghallaigha, Paidi and Fitzgerald, Ciara and Adam, Fr\'ed\'eric (2018) Participatory Design: A Key Tool in the Arsenal of IT Management Irish Academy of Management [Details]
(2017)Proceedings of the 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
McCarthy, Stephen; O’Raghallaigh, Paidi; Fitzgerald, Ciara; Adam, Frédéric (2017) A Typology for Organizational ICT Practice Proceedings of the 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences Hawaii, United States, [Full Text] [Details]
(2017)Proceedings of the Pre-ECIS Workshop for Practitioner-Researchers
McCarthy, Stephen and O’Raghallaigh, Paidi and Fitzgerald, Ciara and Adam, Fr\'ed\'eric (2017) Illuminating the Nuances between 'Wicked Problems' and 'Wicked Practices': The Implications for Practitioner Researchers in Information Systems Development Proceedings of the Pre-ECIS Workshop for Practitioner-Researchers , pp.1-7 [Details]
(2017)OpenSym '17: Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on Open Collaboration Companion
McCarthy, Stephen and O'Raghallaigh, Paidi and Fitzgerald, Ciara and Adam, Fr\'ed\'eric (2017) Impacts of Openness on the Success of Information System Development Research Projects OpenSym '17: Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on Open Collaboration Companion , pp.1-8 [Details]
(2016)R\&D Management Conference, University of Cambridge, UK
Fitzgerald, Ciara and McCarthy, Stephen and Carton, Fergal and O'Connor, Yvonne and Lynch, Laura and Adam, Frederic (2016) Responsible Research and Innovation: Exploring A New Approach To Engaging The Citizen In Innovation Policy? R\&D Management Conference, University of Cambridge, UK [Details]
(2016)27th International Business Information Management Association Conference
O'Raghallaigh, Paidi and McCarthy, Stephen and Woodworth, Simon and Lim, Yoke Lin and Kenny, Louise C and Adam, Frederic (2016) IoT and the Emerging Role of Fictional Prototyping 27th International Business Information Management Association Conference , pp.1662-1669 [Details]
(2016)Proceedings of the Pre-ICIS Workshop on Design, Innovation, and Impact of Healthcare IT
McCarthy, Stephen and O’Raghallaigh, Paidi and Fitzgerald, Ciara and Adam, Fr\'ed\'eric (2016) The Participatory Design of HIT Solutions: A Case Study on Interdisciplinary Stakeholder Involvement Proceedings of the Pre-ICIS Workshop on Design, Innovation, and Impact of Healthcare IT , pp.1-6 [Details]
(2016)Proceedings of the JAIS Theory Development Workshop
O'Raghallaigh, Paidi and McCarthy, Stephen and Adam, Fr\'ed\'eric (2016) Doing Autoethnography in Information Systems: A Theory-Building Method Proceedings of the JAIS Theory Development Workshop [Details]
(2015)Proceedings from the 23rd European Conference on Information Systems
McCarthy, Stephen and O'Connor, Yvonne and Thompson, Matthew and O'Sullivan, Timothy and Ryan, Deirdre and O'Connor, Siobh\'an and Gallagher, Joe and Heavin, Ciara and O'Donoghue, John (2015) Wearable Vital Sign Sensors and Their Potential within Low and Middle Income Countries Proceedings from the 23rd European Conference on Information Systems [Details]
(2013)European Regional Science Association (ERSA) Conference
Doyle, Eleanor and McGovern, Damien and McCarthy, Stephen (2013) Compliance-Innovation: Supporting Regional Growth European Regional Science Association (ERSA) Conference [Details]

Professional Activities

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Department of Business Information Systems, University College Cork Lecturer01-AUG-17 /
Health Information Systems Research Centre Lead Business Analyst (LEANBH Project)01-MAY-15 / 01-FEB-16
Department of Business Information Systems, University College Cork Doctoral Researcher01-MAR-16 / 31-MAR-19
Financial Services Innovation Centre Business Analyst01-FEB-13 / 30-APR-15
Institute of Business Development and Competitiveness, University College Cork Research Assistant01-OCT-12 / 30-SEP-13
Heineken Ireland, West Cork Bottling Depot Customer Service and Data Reconciliation01-APR-09 / 30-AUG-09

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2019University College Cork Ph.D.Management Information Systems
2012University College Cork Master’s DegreeInformation Systems for Business Performance
2011University College Cork Bachelor of Commerce (Hons)Management and Information Systems

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
BIS Athena SWAN Steering Group Committee Member2018 /
3rd European Technology Assessment Conference Organising Commitee2015 / 2017

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2018College of Business and Law (CBL) Development Award University College Cork
2018Best Paper Award Nomination International Conference on Information Systems

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Association of Information Systems Member/

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
European Conference On Information Systems Co-Editor-
Journal Of Decision Systems Referee-

Other Activities

 Description

· Leanbh - lead analyst on a IS development project which sought to develop a connected health platform for enabling expectant mothers to self-monitor their well-being across different settings. The project was conducted in collaboration with IBM, Laya Healthcare, and BioScreen Health

· 
CIMULACT (Horizon 2020) - researcher on a 24-month Horizon 2020 funded multi-stakeholder participation project which seeks to guide future EU research agendas based on consultations with citizens, policymakers, and researchers. Involves 30 partners from across Europe.


· 
Energy Conscious Consumers (Horizon 2020) - a 36-month Horizon 2020 funded project which aims to develop a transformational learning platform to help consumers take action in improving their energy efficiency. Involves 9 partners from across Europe


· 
ESIPP (Enterprise Ireland funded innovation partnership) - business analyst on 15-month Enterprise Ireland funded project involving a large Irish insurance firm which sought to develop a customer engagement application and analyse diversification opportunities in new markets. I was a member of 6 person team, and reported to PIs and practitioners in the insurance firm.

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

I currently teach the following undergraduate and postgraduate modules:
  • IS6137 IT Sourcing and Projects
  • IS3318 Introduction to Corporate Information Systems
  • IS4401 Research Project in Information Systems
  • IS6028 Information Systems Project Tracking and Oversight

I have also been invited as a guest lecturer to the Irish Management Institute (IMI) Data Business, Digital Business, and PhD (Action Design Research) Programmes.

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