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Miss Ganiat Kazeem

Miss Ganiat Omolara Kazeem

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Ganiat Kazeem BSc. MSc, AFHEA has a background in applied sciences and social sciences. She holds a BSc. Hons in Microbiology, and an MSc in Information systems specialising in Informatics.

She is an associate fellow of the higher education academy  and a PhD doctorate researcher at the Open University in the department of Computing and Communications.
She is involved in research into the communication, use of information and information and communication technologies for the purpose of risk predictions and decision making in policing. Her work which is due completion in the fall of 2022, has involved inductive interpretive ethnographic work through extensive immersion at police forces since 2015.  She is also a member of the Critical information Systems Group and Centre for Police Research and Learning at the Open University. 

Miss Kazeem is a module convenor, teaching policing in her capacity as visiting lecturer at City, University of London alongside criminology, victimology, gender and crime and criminological controversies linked to technologies and media in crime.  She has also recently been a graduate lecturing intern recieving training and working on the production and delivery of the Evidence, Concepts and Theories in Policing module as part of the policing degree offered at the OU. 

Research interests

Information and Communication technologies (ICT) and systems

Continuous system improvement

Policing & Crime

Critical Information Studies 

Business Process management

information and policy development and improvement

Computer Supported Cooperative Work CSCW

Human Computer Interactions (HCI)

Informatics and Information Systems (IS)

Strategic sustainable development

eGovernment & Digital transformation in public services

Human migration - trafficking, modern slavery, exploitation

Decolonisation of information and information systems


Teaching interests

Policing and Information systems

Crime and Critical information use

Project management in Information systems

Computing and Communications

Information Systems


Qualitative research – interviews, observations, ethnographies, case studies, soft systems approaches, 
participatory methods



Impact and engagement

Speaker at Connected Britain 2021 conference - Opportunities and Challenges for Digital 
Transformation in the public sector - A roundtable discussion, September 21-22, 2021; Business 
Design Centre, London

Kazeem, Ganiat (2021): Digital transformation and managing risk – data use challenges in police 
forces in England in British Society for Criminology, Annual Conference Proceedings, Crime and 
Harm: Challenges of social and global justice, July 07-09, 2021. – in review

Kazeem, Ganiat Omolara (2021): A systems thinking view – information and risk management in 
frontline policing – Insights from an ethnographic study of police forces in East Anglia In: 
Proceedings of the Computing and Communications PhD Conference: The Open University June 
17-18. 2021. 

Kazeem, Ganiat Omolara (2020): Risk prediction and decision making in policing – Humans, Algorithms and Data. (A study of processes at Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire police) In: Proceedings of the 18th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work: The International Venue on Practice-centred Computing on the Design of Cooperation Technologies, Reports of the European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies (ISSN 2510-2591), DOI: 10.18420/ecscw2020_dc04

Ganiat Kazeem (2020): Ethnographic intricacies and non- Western settings. In: Coping with messiness in Ethnography Workshop; Proceedings of the 18th European Conference on see Computer-Supported Cooperative Work: The International Venue on Practice-centred Computing on the Design of Cooperation Technologies - Exploratory Papers, Reports of the European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies

Kazeem, G., 2019. Decoding the Ages - Technology in policing Europe (Transformations in the nature and use of information in policing). In: 9th Tensions of Europe Conference - Decoding Europe, Technological pasts in the digital age. Luxembourg: Tensions of Europe Confrence.

Kazeem, Ganiat Omolara (2018). Technology In Policing : An ethnographic study of the use of information and communication technology within Bedfordshire police force.


External collaborations

Professional Affiliations
Associate fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)
Member British Computer Society [BCS]
Member Association for Computing Machinery [ACM]
Member IEEE [Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers]
Member BSC [British Society for Criminology]
Member EUSSET [European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies]
Member society of evidence based policing
Panel member for the Not-Equal Commissioning Assessment panel at the Open Lab, Newcastle



Digital transformation and managing risk – data use challenges in police forces in England (2021-07-01)
Kazeem, Ganiat
In : BSC Annual Conference 2021: Crime and Harm: Challenges of social and global justice? (7-9 Jul 2021, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire [Online])

Navigating the ethnographic field – immersed or inserted? (2021-05)
Kazeem, Ganiat O.
In : Coping with messiness in Ethnography ’21: ACM Chi Conference on Human factors in computing systems : Exploring ethnographic work in the context of complex field settings (08-13 May 2021, Yokohama, Japan)

Ethnographic intricacies and non-Western settings (2020)
Kazeem, Ganiat
In : ECSCW Conference 2020: (Coping with) Messiness in Ethnography Methods, Ethics and Participation in ethnographic Field Work in the non-Western World (13-17 Jun 2020, Siegen, Germany)

Risk prediction and decision making in policing – Humans, Algorithms and Data. (A study of processes at Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire police) (2020)
Kazeem, Ganiat
In : Proceedings of 18th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (13-17 Jun 2020, Siegen, Germany)

Decoding the ages: technology in policing Europe (2019-08-01)
Kazeem, Ganiat O.
In : Decoding Europe: Technological Pasts in the Digital Age (27-30 Jun 2019, Belval, Luxembourg)