Luca Mora
luca mora

Prof Luca Mora

Professor

Biography

Luca is a Professor of Urban Innovation at Edinburgh Napier University’s Business School, where he leads both the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Subject Group and the Urban Innovation Policy Lab. This research lab hosts over 25 academics whose expertise connects social sciences with engineering and technology disciplines. Additionally, Luca holds the position of Professor of Urban Innovation at Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech), where he supports the development of the FinEst Centre for Smart Cities, a €32 million investment through the European Commission’s Horizon Europe program.

With 15 years of experience in conducting multidisciplinary research that bridges urban studies, computer science, and innovation management, Luca constantly introduces new theoretical and practical advancements in the field of smart city development. His scholarly work has been widely published in prestigious journals, including Organization Studies, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Technovation, Government Information Quarterly, Regional Studies, and Cities.

He has been serving as an academic consultant for several intergovernmental organizations such as the European Commission, the United Nations, and the Development Bank of Latin America and the Caribbean. In this capacity, he authored three major United Nations reports on digital transformation governance in urban areas. Luca's efforts have contributed to generating over €40 million through research and consultancy projects, predominantly supported by European funding schemes.

In addition to his research and consulting work, Luca is an active member of the editorial boards for the Journal of Urban Technology and IET Smart Cities and serves as Executive Editor for Technological Forecasting and Social Change. He has also been a guest editor for seven Special Issues on smart city development in notable academic journals.

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Scientific Committee Member, 2023 Technological Forecasting and Social Change Special Conference | Hsinchu, Taiwan
  • Academic Consultant (Governance of Smart City Projects), CAF - the Development Bank of Latin America
  • Academic Consultant (Urban data Ecosystems), European Commission
  • Academic Consultant (Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Urban Development), United Nations
  • Academic Consultant (Governance of Smart City Projects), United Nations
  • Scientific Committee Member, 4th Euro-Mediterranean Conference and Exhibition (SmartBlueCity 2020) | Athens, Greece
  • Research Associate at University of Liège - Smart City Institute | Liège, Belgium
  • Academic Board Member at Edinburgh Napier University
  • Scientific Committee Member, 3rd International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions (SSPCR 2019) | Bozen, Italy
  • Academic Advisor (Smart City Policy Development), Zhejiang Provincial Government
  • Member of the European Commission’s Smart Cities and Communities Action Clusters
  • Scientific Committee Member, 3rd Euro-Mediterranean Conference and Exhibition (SmartBlueCity 2018) | Larnaca, Cyprus
  • Scientific Committee Member, 1st Euro-Mediterranean Conference and Exhibition (SmartBlueCity 2016) | Limassol, Cyprus

 

Conference Organising Activity

  • Organiser of "Future Cities Masterclass", in collaboration with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) - AIM Congress 2024 | Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Co-Chair of the Track “Emerging Technology” at 2023 Technological Forecasting and Social Change Special Conference | Hsinchu, Taiwan
  • Organiser of UN Expert Group Meeting on “The State of Smart City Governance”, in collaboration with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and CAF - the Development Bank of Latina America
  • Organiser of the RSA Scotland Annual Conference 2019 | Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Chair of the Track "Thriving Governance and Citizenship in a Smart World" at the 3rd International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions (SSPCR 2019) | Bozen, Italy
  • Organiser and Chair of "Meet the Innovation Guru - Edinburgh Napier University's Lecture Series on Innovation Management" | Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Organiser of the "Online S3 Final Workshop" at European Commission | Brussels, Belgium
  • Organiser and Co-Chair of the "Circular & Smart Cities Workshop" at European Commission - European Week of Regions and Cities 2018 | Brussels, Belgium
  • Organiser of a Discussion Panel on Smart Specialisation at Trinity College Dublin - RSA Annual Conference 2017 | Dublin, Ireland
  • Organiser and Co-chair of the 2nd Annual International Conference of the Urban Research and Education Knowledge Alliance (U!REKA) | Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Organiser and Chair of the conference "Smart Culture: ICT and the Enhancement of Cities' Cultural Heritage" | Bologna, Italy
  • Organiser and Chair of the conference "Funding the Smart City: Comparing Alternative Solutions" | Bologna, Italy
  • Organiser of the 7th Summer Workshop of Italian PhD Programmes in Architectural Technology | Mantua, Italy

 

Editorial Activity

  • Executive Editor (Deputy Editor-in-Chief) - Technological Forecasting & Social Change (Elsevier)
  • Guest Editor for Technology in Society (Elsevier, ISSN 0160-791X) - Special Issue "Twin transitions: unravelling the interplay between green and digital in socio-technical transformation processes", in collaboration with Dr Paolo Gerli (Edinburgh Napier University), Dr Alberto Ferraris (University of Turin), Prof Marina Dabic (University of Zagreb & Nottingham Trent University)
  • Guest Editor for the Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal (Emerald, ISSN: 0951-3574) - Special Issue "Accountability for a Connected Society: The Unaccounted Effects of Digital Transformations”, in collaboration with Prof Giuseppe Grossi (Nord University, Norway; Kozminski University, Poland; Kristianstad University, Sweden), Dr Daniela Argento (Kristianstad University, Sweden), Prof Dorota Dobija (Kozminski University, Poland), Dr Mauricio Marrone (Macquarie University, Australia)
  • Lead Guest Editor for Organization Studies (SAGE, ISSN: 0170-8406) - Special Issue "Boosting Urban Sustainability through Organizing Collaborative Ecosystems for Smart City Development", in collaboration with Dr Francesco Paolo Appio (Université Côte d'Azur), Prof Nicolai J. Foss (Copenhagen Business School), Prof David Arellano Gault (Center for Research and Teaching in Economics), Dr Xiaoling Zhang (City University of Hong Kong)
  • Lead Guest Editor for Regional Studies (Taylor & Francis, ISSN: 0034-3404) - Special Issue "Towards a Technology-enabled Approach to Smart Specialisation Development", in collaboration with Dr Anastasia Panori (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), Prof Mark Deakin (Edinburgh Napier University), Prof Raquel Ortega-Argiles (University of Birmingham)
  • Guest Editor for the International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal (Springer, ISSN: 1554-7191) - Special Issue "The Strategic, Organizational, and Entrepreneurial Evolution of Smart Cities", in collaboration with Dr Francesco Schiavone (Parthenope University of Naples), Dr Francesco Paolo Appio (Université Côte d'Azur)
  • Guest Editor for IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management (IEEE, ISSN 0018-9391) - Special Issue "Strategies to reach convergence: A multiple perspectives assessment", in collaboration with Dr Francesco Paolo Appio (Université Côte d'Azur), Dr Sungjoo Lee (Ajou University), Prof Stefanie Bröring (University of Bonn), Dr Nathalie Sick (University of Technology Sydney)
  • Lead Guest Editor for the Journal of Urban Technology (Routledge, ISSN: 1063-0732) - Special Issue "Smart city Development as an ICT-Driven Approach to Urban Sustainability", in collaboration with Prof Mark Deakin (Edinburgh Napier University), Dr Xiaoling Zhang (City University of Hong Kong), Prof Michael Batty (University College London), Prof Martin de Jong (Delft University of Technology), Dr Paolo Santi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Dr Francesco Paolo Appio (Université Côte d'Azur)
  • Associate Editor - IET Smart Cities (Institution of Engineering and Technology)
  • Editorial Board Member - Journal of Urban Technology (Routledge, ISSN: 1063-0732)

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Research and Innovation Award (Winner) - Edinburgh Napier University, Above & Beyond Awards 2020-21
  • Leadership Excellence Award (Nominated) - Edinburgh Napier University, Above & Beyond Awards 2020-21
  • Best Research Article Award 2021 - Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech)
  • Partnership Award (Nominated) - Edinburgh Napier University, Above & Beyond Awards 2019-20
  • Research and Innovation Award (Winner) - Edinburgh Napier University, Above & Beyond Awards 2019-20
  • Leadership Excellence Award (Nominated) - Edinburgh Napier University, Above & Beyond Awards 2019-20
  • Enterprise Award (Winner) - Edinburgh Napier University, Above & Beyond Awards 2018-19
  • Partnership Award (Shortlisted) - Edinburgh Napier University, Above & Beyond Awards 2017-18
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Best Dissertation Award (Winner) - Polytechnic University of Milan

 

Grant Funding Panel Member

  • Grant Funding Panel Member for the High North and Arctic Smart City Development Competition 2020 | Nord University, Norway

 

Grant Reviewer

  • Grant Reviewer for the European Commission - 2022 ERC Consolidator Grant
  • Grant Reviewer for the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
  • Grant Reviewer for UKRI - Economic and Social Research Council
  • Grant Reviewer for the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Italian Switzerland
  • Grant Reviewer for the French National Research Agency

 

Invited Speaker

  • Invited Speaker at 2023 Technological Forecasting and Social Change Special Conference - National Tsing Hua University | Hsinchu, Taiwan
  • Invited Speaker at 20th Academy of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Knowledge Conference (ACIEK 2024) - Sorbonne University | Paris, France
  • Invited Speaker at Smart Cities in Smart Regions Conference 2024 - LAB University of Applied Sciences | Lahti, Finland
  • Invited Speaker at 38th Annual British Academy of Management Conference (BAM 2024) - Nottingham Trent University | Nottingham, UK
  • Invited Speaker at DOS-BAM Joint Research Consortium Meeting - Royal Holloway, University of London | London, UK
  • Invited Speaker at 56th Annual Conference of the University Transport Studies Group (UTSG 2024) - University of Huddersfield | Huddersfield, UK
  • Invited Speaker at 15th International Odyssey Conference on Economics and Business (Odyssey 2024) - University of Zagreb | Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Invited Speaker at LSE Hybrid Cities Workshop - London School of Economics | London, UK
  • Invited Keynote Speaker at 3rd Smart City Exchange Forum - Tallinn University of Technology | Tallinn, Estonia
  • Invited Keynote Speaker at UN World Urban Forum 11 | Katowice, Poland
  • Invited Speaker at UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD), 25th Edition | United Nations, Geneva
  • Invited Speaker at R&D Management Conference 2022 - Innovation for People and Territories | Trento, Italy
  • Invited Keynote Speaker at IEEE Smart Cities Week 2022
  • Invited Keynote Speaker at 17th International Conference on Computational Urban Planning and Urban Management (CUPUM 2021) - Aalto University | Helsinki, Finland
  • Invited Keynote Speaker at Instituto Politécnico Nacional - Cátedra Eugenio Méndez Docurro (CEMD) 2021 | Mexico City, Mexico
  • Invited Speaker at UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD), 2021-2022 Intersessional Panel - United Nations | Geneva, Switzerland
  • Invited Keynote Speaker at High North Dialogue 2020 - Nord University | Bodø, Norway
  • Invited Keynote Speaker at Smart City Research Seminar of University of Liège - Smart City Institute | Liège, Belgium
  • Invited Speaker at 36th EGOS Colloquium - Organizing for a Sustainable Future: Responsibility, Renewal, and Resistance | Hamburg, Germany
  • Invited Keynote Speaker at 56th ISOCARP World Planning Congress - Post-Oil City: Planning for Urban Green Deals | Doha, Qatar
  • Invited Speaker at 32nd Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE 2020) - University of Amsterdam | Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Invited Speaker at the China-UK Bilateral Workshop organised by University of Cambridge and Huazhong University of Science Technology | Wuhan, China
  • Invited Keynote Speaker at Kristianstad University - GRIP Seminar Series | Kristianstad, Sweden
  • Invited Keynote Speaker at RSA Edinburgh Area: Shaping New Places Through the Human-Centred Smart City | Edinburgh, UK
  • Invited Speaker at University of Exeter - Future Cities Research Directions Workshop | Exeter, United Kingdom
  • Invited Keynote Speaker at Nordic Smart Cities 2018 | Malmo, Sweden
  • Invited Keynote Speaker at The University of Edinburgh - New Thinking Group (NTG) Interdisciplinary Seminar Series | Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Invited Speaker at the 27th International Scientific Conference on Economic and Social Development | Rome, Italy
  • Invited Speaker at the RSA Annual Conference 2017 | Dublin, Ireland
  • Invited Speaker at the 2nd International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions | Bozen, Italy
  • Invited Speaker at the 3rd Conference of the RSA Research Network on Smart City-Regional Governance for Sustainability | Gdansk, Poland
  • Invited Speaker at the 10th International Conference for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development | Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Invited Speaker at the 1st International City Regeneration Congress | Tampere, Finland
  • Invited Keynote Speaker at Innovation Day | Pisa, Italy
  • Invited Speaker at the 1st International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions | Bozen, Italy
  • Invited Speaker at the Smart City Exhibition 2013 | Bologna, Italy
  • Invited Speaker at RSA Winter Conference 2012 | London, United Kingdom
  • Invited Speaker at International Conference Artists in Industry: The Role of Design in the Digital Age | Bucharest, Romania

 

Media Activity

  • News: Edinburgh Napier researchers launch ‘smart city playbook’ for United Nations | North Edinburgh News
  • News: Edinburgh Napier University develops smart city playbook | UKAuthority
  • News: UN and Edinburgh Napier University collaborate on smart city governance playbook | SmartCitiesWorld
  • News: UN and Napier collaborate on smart city governance playbook | SmartCitiesWorld
  • News: Edinburgh Napier researchers launch ‘smart city playbook’ for United Nations | Edinburgh Napier University
  • News: Edinburgh Napier University creates smart city ‘playbook’ for UN | Project Scotland
  • News: Managing smart city governance – A playbook for local and regional governments | Tomorrow.city
  • Magazine article: Collaboration crucial to increase offsite adoption | Project Scotland
  • News: Edinburgh-based expert in smart city innovation joins €32 million international research project | Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce
  • News: Smart city innovation expert joins €32m international research project | Edinburgh Napier University News
  • Magazine article: Developing smart and sustainable cities | The Red Triangle, Edinburgh Napier University
  • News: Dr Luca Mora collaborates with Zhejiang provincial government | Edinburgh Napier University News
  • News: Luca Mora, Visiting Professor: “As a researcher, mobility is part of the game” | EMLV Paris
  • News: Prof Mark Deakin and Dr Luca Mora complete the U!REKA bibliometric analysis | Urban Research and Education Knowledge Alliance (U!REKA) News

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Member of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
  • Member of the International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP)
  • Member of the Regional Studies Association (RSA)

 

Public/Community Engagement

  • Invited by University of Cambridge to collaborate in delivering a China-UK bilateral workshop | Wuhan, China

 

Research Degree External Examining

  • External examiner of research degrees for Lancaster University
  • External examiner of research degrees for Royal Holloway, University of London
  • External examiner of research degrees for Erasmus University Rotterdam

 

Reviewing

  • Reviewer for Regional Sustainability (Elsevier, ISSN: 2666-660X)
  • Reviewer for for Technology in Society (Elsevier, ISSN 0160-791X)
  • Reviewer for npj Urban Sustainability - Nature Portfolio Journal (Springer, ISSN 2661-8001)
  • Reviewer for Journal of Urban Design (Routledge, ISSN: 1357-4809)
  • Reviewer for Journal of Planning Literature (SAGE, ISSN 0885-4122)
  • Reviewer for - Urban Forestry & Urban Greening (Elsevier, ISSN: 1618-8667)
  • Reviewer for Government Information Quarterly (Elsevier, ISSN: 0740-624X)
  • Reviewer for Journal of Contemporary European Studies (Taylor & Francis, ISSN 1478-2804)
  • Reviewer for International Journal of Urban Sciences (Taylor & Francis, ISSN 1226-5934)
  • Reviewer for International Review of Administrative Sciences (SAGE, ISSN 0020-8523)
  • Reviewer for Environment, Development and Sustainability (Springer, ISSN: 1573-2975)
  • Reviewer for Futures (Elsevier, ISSN: 0016-3287)
  • Reviewer for New Media & Society (Sage, ISSN: 1461-4448)
  • Book proposal reviewer for Routledge
  • Reviewer for IEEE Internet of Things Journal (IEEE, ISSN: 2327-4662)
  • Reviewer for Discover Sustainability (Springer, ISSN: 2662-9984)
  • Reviewer for Environmental Development (Elsevier, ISSN: 2211-4645)
  • Reviewer for Sustainable Cities and Society (Elsevier, ISSN: 2210-6707)
  • Reviewer for The Canadian Geographer (Taylor & Francis, ISSN: 0008-3658)
  • Book proposal reviewer for Oxford University Press
  • Reviewer for Annals of the American Association of Geographers (Taylor & Francis, ISSN 2469-4452)
  • Reviewer for Urban Studies (Sage, ISSN: 0042-0980)
  • Reviewer for Public Management Review (Taylor & Francis, ISSN: 1471-9037)
  • Reviewer for Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science (Sage, ISSN: 2399-8083)
  • Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management (IEEE, ISSN: 0018-9391)
  • Reviewer for Nature Communications (Springer Nature Publishing AG, ISSN: 2041-1723)
  • Reviewer for European Planning Studies (Taylor & Francis, ISSN: 0965-4313)
  • Book proposal reviewer for Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
  • Reviewer for Journal of Intellectual Capital (Emerald, ISSN 1469-1930)
  • Reviewer for World Development (Elsevier, ISSN: 0305-750X)
  • Reviewer for Urban Research & Practice (Taylor & Francis, ISSN: 1753-5069)
  • Reviewer for Journal of Cleaner Production (Elsevier, ISSN: 0959-6526)
  • Book proposal reviewer for Elsevier (Book Series on Smart Cities)
  • Reviewer for Scienze Regionali: The Italian Journal of Regional Science (Il Mulino, ISSN: 1720-3929)
  • Reviewer for Technological Forecasting and Social Change (Elsevier, ISSN: 0040-1625)
  • Reviewer for Regional Studies (Taylor & Francis, ISSN: 1360-0591)
  • Reviewer for Sensors (MDPI, ISSN: 1424-8220)
  • Reviewer for Sustainability (MDPI, ISSN: 2071-1050)
  • Reviewer for Journal of Smart Cities (Whioce Publishing, ISSN: 2382-6401)
  • Reviewer for Journal of Knowledge Economy (Springer, ISSN: 1868-7865)
  • Reviewer for Building and Environment (Elsevier, ISSN: 0360-1323)
  • Reviewer for International Journal of Electronic Governance (Inderscience, ISSN: 1742-7517)
  • Reviewer for Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research (Universidad de Talca, ISSN: 0718-1876)
  • Reviewer for European Journal of Innovation Management (Emerald, ISSN: 1460-1060)
  • Reviewer for Journal of Urban Technology (Routledge, ISSN: 1063-0732)
  • Reviewer for Cities (Elsevier, ISSN: 0264-2751)

 

Visiting Positions

  • Visiting Professor at Pôle Universitaire Léonard de Vinci, École de Management Léonard de Vinci | Paris, France
  • Visiting Research Fellow at Edinburgh Napier University, School of Engineering and the Built Environment, Centre for Smart Cities | Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
  • Visiting Researcher at Aristotle Univeristy of Thessaloniki, Urban and Regional Innovation Research (URENIO) | Thessaloniki, Greece

 

Date


47 results

Friends or enemies? Unraveling niche-regime interactions in grassroots digital innovations

Journal Article
Gerli, P., Mora, L., Zhang, J., & Sancino, A. (2024)
Friends or enemies? Unraveling niche-regime interactions in grassroots digital innovations. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 202, Article 123342. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2024.123342
During the COVID-19 pandemic, grassroots digital innovations (GDIs) have gained traction as innovation niches, providing an alternative to the prevailing mainstream regime dom...

Consumers’ reaction to sci-fi as a source of information for technological development: An empirical analysis

Journal Article
Messeni Petruzzelli, A., Mora, L., Natalicchio, A., Platania, F., & Toscano Hernandez, C. (2024)
Consumers’ reaction to sci-fi as a source of information for technological development: An empirical analysis. Technovation, 132, Article 102970. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.technovation.2024.102970
Science fiction (sci-fi) creative products inspire individuals by envisioning alternative futures and imaginary technological development. The stimuli conveyed by sci-fi creat...

Managing smart city governance: A playbook for local and regional governments

Report
Beckers, D., Gerli, P., Mora, L., Thabit, S., & Tonnarelli, F. (2023)
Managing smart city governance: A playbook for local and regional governments. Nairobi, Kenya: United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat
This playbook and its recommendations are primarily aimed at municipal governments and their political leaders, local administrators, and public officials who are involved in ...

Nothing but symbolic: Chinese new authoritarianism, smart government, and the challenge of multi-level governance

Journal Article
Zhang, J., & Mora, L. (2023)
Nothing but symbolic: Chinese new authoritarianism, smart government, and the challenge of multi-level governance. Government Information Quarterly, 40(4), Article 101880. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.giq.2023.101880
This study investigates the impact of Chinese new authoritarian principles on the approach to multi-level governance that China has implemented during the national transition ...

Multiple pathways to solve urban challenges: A shared portfolio approach towards smart city development

Journal Article
van den Ouweland, C., van Winden, W., & Mora, L. (2024)
Multiple pathways to solve urban challenges: A shared portfolio approach towards smart city development. Public Policy and Administration, 39(2), 193-213. https://doi.org/10.1177/09520767231183864
Municipalities often collaborate with other stakeholders in smart city projects to develop and implement technological innovations to address complex urban issues. We propose ...

Digital Meets Smart: Towards a Technology-Enhanced Approach to Smart Specialisation Strategy Development

Journal Article
Mora, L., Panori, A., Deakin, M., & Ortega-Argiles, R. (2022)
Digital Meets Smart: Towards a Technology-Enhanced Approach to Smart Specialisation Strategy Development. Regional Studies, 56(9), 1421-1428. https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2022.2091775
Conceived in the framework of regional studies on Smart Specialisation Strategy (S3) development, this special issue strengthens research efforts oriented towards assembling a...

Understanding the Use of Heterogenous Data in Tackling Urban Flooding: An Integrative Literature Review

Journal Article
Ren, M., Zhang, Z., Zhang, J., & Mora, L. (2022)
Understanding the Use of Heterogenous Data in Tackling Urban Flooding: An Integrative Literature Review. Water, 14(14), Article 2160. https://doi.org/10.3390/w14142160
Data-driven approaches to urban flooding management require a comprehensive understanding of how heterogenous data are leveraged in tackling this problem. In this paper, we co...

Science, technology and innovation for sustainable urban development in a post-pandemic world

Report
Zhang, L., Mora, L., Hasannudin, Z., Akgun, E., Zhang, J., & Godunova, M. (2022)
Science, technology and innovation for sustainable urban development in a post-pandemic world. Geneva: United Nations
This UN report focuses on the contribution that Science, technology and innovation (STI) practices make towards mitigating some of the most pressing sustainability challenges ...

The hidden power of emotions: How psychological factors influence skill development in smart technology adoption

Journal Article
Gerli, P., Clement, J., Esposito, G., Mora, L., & Crutzen, N. (2022)
The hidden power of emotions: How psychological factors influence skill development in smart technology adoption. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 180, Article 121721. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2022.121721
Working within the theoretical framework set by the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) literature, this paper clarifies how psychological factors (emotions, attitudes, beliefs,...

Air Pollution and Chronic Kidney Disease Risk in Oil and Gas- Situated Communities: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Journal Article
Okoye, O. C., Carnegie, E., & Mora, L. (2022)
Air Pollution and Chronic Kidney Disease Risk in Oil and Gas- Situated Communities: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. International Journal of Public Health, 67, Article 1604522. https://doi.org/10.3389/ijph.2022.1604522
Objective: This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed at synthesising epidemiological data on the association between long-term air pollution and kidney-related outcomes i...

Pre-Napier Funded Projects

  • Building capacity for smart city transitions in public sector organisations | Period: 2023-27 | Funder: European Commission - Horizon 2020; Estonian Government | Overall value: €65,000 | Role: Principal Investigator
  • The unfolding, assemblage, and governance mechanisms of sustainable smart city transitions | Period: 2021-25 | Funder: European Commission - Horizon 2020; Estonian Government | Overall value: €65,000 | Role: Principal Investigator
  • GreenTwins | Period: 2021-23 | Funder: European Commission - Horizon 2020; Estonian Government | Overall value: €1,300,000 | Role: Co-Investigator
  • Science, Technology, and Innovation for Sustainable Urban Development in a Post-COVID World | Period: 2021-22 | Funder: United Nations (UNCTAD) | Role: Principal Investigator
  • Organizing Collaborative Ecosystems for Sustainable Smart City Transitions | Period: 2021-25 | Funder: European Commission - Horizon 2020; Estonian Government | Overall value: €65,000 | Role: Principal Investigator
  • Places Matter: Examining the Overlooked Geographies of Smart City Transitions | Period: 2021-25 | Funder: European Commission - Horizon 2020; Estonian Government | Overall value: €65,000 | Role: Principal Investigator
  • Exploratory Study on Governance Models for Smart Cities | Period: 2021-22 | Funder: CAF - The Development Bank of Latin America; United Nations (UN-Habitat) | Role: Principal Investigator
  • Sustainable Smart City Transitions in the Education Sector: The Case of Higher Education Institutions | Period: 2021-25 | Funder: European Commission - Horizon 2020; Estonian Government | Overall value: €65,000 | Role: Principal Investigator
  • FinEst Twins | Period: 2019-26 | Funder: European Commission - Horizon 2020; Estonian Government | Overall value: €32,000,000 | Role: Co-Investigator
  • RESTART (Roadmap for European Smart City Strategies) | Period: 2016-17 |Funder: Banca del Monte di Lombardia Foundation - Early Career Research Grant Scheme | Overall value: £28,000 | Role: Principal Investigator and Project Manager
  • MA-IN (Mantua Innovation Center) | Period: 2014-16 | Funder: Cariverona Foundation | Overall value: £50,000 | Role: Co-Investigator and Project Manager
  • Census of the Oglio Po Region’s Landscape Heritage | Period: 2013-14 | Funder: European Commission - EAFRD | Overall value: £60,000 | Role: Co-Investigator
  • PEOPLE | Period: 2012-13 | Funder: European Commission - 7th Framework Programme | Overall value: £3,200,000 | Role: Co-Investigator

Current Post Grad projects

Previous Post Grad projects

Non-Napier PhD or MSc by Research supervisions

  • Director of Studies: Farah Hisham Abdelfattah Elbehairy, Building capacity for smart city transitions in public sector organisations, PhD Degree, Tallinn University of Technology (Expected award year: 2027)
  • Director of Studies: Gabriella Esposito, Empowering sustainable urban futures: integrating stakeholder engagement, digital innovations, and actionable strategies for people-centric smart cities, Double PhD Degree, University of Turin & Tallinn University of Technology (Expected award year: 2026)
  • Director of Studies: Sara Thabit, Organizing Collaborative Ecosystems for Sustainable Smart City Transitions, PhD Degree, Tallinn University of Technology (Expected award year: 2025)
  • Director of Studies: Ioannis Lykouras, Sustainable Smart City Transitions in the Education Sector: The Case of Higher Education Institutions, PhD Degree, Tallinn University of Technology (Expected award year: 2025)
  • Director of Studies: Dominik Beckers, The Unfolding, Assemblage, and Governance Mechanisms of Sustainable Smart City Transitions, PhD Degree, Tallinn University of Technology (Expected award year: 2025)
  • Director of Studies: Francesco Tonnarelli, Places Matter: Examining the Overlooked Geographies of Smart City Transitions, PhD Degree, Tallinn University of Technology (Expected award year: 2025)
  • Second Supervisor: Mie Weile, Bridging for the future: how digital competence development can accelerate innovation in public organizations, PhD Degree, Technical University of Denmark (Expected award year: 2026)
  • External supervisor: Xinyi Wu, Social Anthropology and Smart Cities, PhD Degree, The University of Edinburgh (Award year: 2022)
  • External supervisor: Natasha Panori, Education as a Main Component of the Developmental Dynamics of the Regions, PhD Degree, Panteion University (Award year: 2018)