- Philosophy of science and technology
- Intelligent systems
- Human-computer interaction
- Theoretical foundations of information systems
Shirley Gregor is a Professor Emerita at the Australian National University. Her research interests include artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction and the philosophy of science and technology.
Professor Gregor spent a number of years in the computing industry in Australia and the United Kingdom before beginning an academic career. She obtained her Ph.D. in Information Systems from the University of Queensland in 1996. Her research has appeared in outlets including MIS Quarterly, Journal of Management Information Systems, Journal of the Association of Information Systems, International Journal of Electronic Commerce, European Journal of Information Systems and Information Technology & People. She has led several large applied research projects funded by the Meat Research Corporation, the Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, the Australian Research Council and AusAID.
Professor Gregor was inaugural President of the Australasian Association of Information Systems 2002-2003 and Region 3 (Asia/Pacific) Councillor for the Association of Information Systems 2007-2009. She was a Senior Editor for MIS Quarterly 2008-2010 and was Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of the Association of Information Systems from September, 2010 to September, 2013.
Professor Gregor was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honour’s list in June 2005. Also in 2005 she was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society. In 2010 she was made a Fellow of the Association for Information Systems, the peak global body for the discipline. In 2014 she was awarded a Schöller Senior Fellowship at the Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nurenberg. She was given a DESRIST Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017 for contributions to design science research in information systems and technology.
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 2010-2013
Senior Editor, Management Information Systems Quarterly, 2008-2010
Associate Editor, Management Information Systems Quarterly, 2006-2007
Senior Editor, Pacific Asia Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 2007-.
Guest Editor, Special Issue on Design Science, Journal of Information Systems and e-Business Management, 2009 (with Alan Hevner).
2002-2003 President, Australasian Association of Information Systems
2005- 2010 Member of Steering Committee, ARC EII Network
2002-to date Executive Committee Member, Australian Council of Professors and Heads of Information Systems
2007-2008 Director, Professional Standards Board of the Australian Computer Society.
2007-2009 Region 3 Representative (Asia-Pacific) on the Council of the Association of Information Systems.
2011- 2013 Chair, University Information Strategy Committee, ANU