Athar Qureshi

Dr Athar Qureshi

Senior Lecturer

School of Public Health

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Dr Athar Qureshi is an established academic. He teaches a wide range of courses in enterprise transformation, people, leadership, organisational change, behaviour, services and management at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels using a strategy and system's thinking development focus. He is particularly interested in developing healthcare cohorts.

Dr Qureshi joined us from the University of South Australia with over 20 years of experience in curriculum development and educational delivery across four different countries. His industry and educational background enable him to mentor and coach students on the application of theory to practice. He is an engaging and highly energetic speaker who involves the audience and provide opportunities for a positive learning experience. Allowing learning through participation, self-reflection and interactive problem solving, Dr Qureshi achieves exemplary student outcomes – both in teaching feedback from students and peers, and learning outcomes for individuals and teams. He joined us with a SELT score that was more than double compared to his university's average score of 40.

Athar’s approach to development in both teaching and research is through effective strategy and management and active learning and absorption of knowledge. This approach cultivates innovation, resilience and performance. Knowledge comes from the learning experience and, as a result, individuals can push back their boundaries, embrace change and accept risks.

Dr Qureshi received a research grant to work on the digital enterprise transformation of the healthcare industry. As a chief investigator, he is working with industry partners and leading an interdisciplinary team into the strategic consequences of digital transformation.

Athar holds a Doctor of Philosophy, Master in ICT Management and an Honours in Computer Sciences. He is also a Certified Knowledge Manager. For his PhD, Athar was awarded two scholarships to investigate strategic pathways to develop innovation capability in healthcare organisations. Dr Qureshi’s current research expands this area and focuses on innovation strategy and digital transformation strategy in healthcare organisations. He presented and published high-impact scientific articles, and maintains a passion for research and publications with unique expertise in qualitative research.

While advising PhD and research students, Dr Qureshi also provides consultancy and leads masterclasses and workshops. He is open to invitations to deliver keynotes, masterclasses and training.

  • Digital Transformation of Healthcare Organisations
  • Knowledge Management in Healthcare Organisations
  • Organisational Behaviour in Healthcare
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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Miklosik, A., Evans, N., & Qureshi, A. (2021). The Use of Chatbots in Digital Business Transformation: A Systematic Literature Review. IEEE Access, 9, 106530-106539.
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    2015 Qureshi, A. M. A., & Evans, N. (2015). Deterrents to knowledge-sharing in the pharmaceutical industry: a case study. JOURNAL OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT, 19(2), 296-314.
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  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2021 Qureshi, A., Evans, N., Miklosik, A., & Nathie, M. (2021). Digital Transformation Enablers and Barriers in the Superannuation Industry: A Case Study. In IEEE International Conference on Technology and Entrepreneurship. Kaunas, Lithuania.
    2021 Evans, N., Qureshi, A., & Miklosik, A. (2021). Digital Enterprise Transformation: Lessons Learnt From Expert Experience. In 22nd European Conference on Knowledge Management. Coventry, UK.
    2014 Igamberdiev, M., & Qureshi, A. (2014). iResearcher: Intelligent Research Organizer for Graduate Research Candidates. In Proceedings of the 11th Biennial Quality in Postgraduate Research (QPR) Conference. Adelaide, South Australia: QPR Organising Committee.
    2013 Qureshi, A. M. A., & Evans, N. (2013). The Role of Trust in Absorptive Capacity Operationalization. In 2013 12TH IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TRUST, SECURITY AND PRIVACY IN COMPUTING AND COMMUNICATIONS (TRUSTCOM 2013) (pp. 1812-1816). Melbourne, AUSTRALIA: IEEE.
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    2013 Qureshi, A. M. A., & Evans, N. (2013). Adopting a Trust-Based Framework to Generate Social Capital: Espousing Social Learning and Social Capital for Enhanced Innovation, Improved Performance and Competitive Advantage. In L. Garcia, A. RodriguezCastellanos, & J. BarrutiaGuenaga (Eds.), PROCEEDINGS OF THE 5TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL (pp. 548-556). Univ Basque Country, Bilbao, SPAIN: ACAD CONFERENCES LTD.
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    2013 Evans, N., & Qureshi, A. M. A. (2013). Organisational Politics: The Impact on Trust, Information and Knowledge Management and Organisational Performance. In P. Lech (Ed.), PROCEEDINGS OF THE 7TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON IS MANAGEMENT AND EVALUATION (ECIME 2013) (pp. 34-40). Univ Gdansk, Fac Management, Sopot, POLAND: ACAD CONFERENCES LTD.
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    2013 Qureshi, A. M. A., & Evans, N. (2013). Information Technology: An Enabler for Trust-Building, Knowledge Sharing and Knowledge Transfer to Enhance Absorptive Capacity. In B. Janiunaite, M. Petraite, & A. Pundziene (Eds.), PROCEEDINGS OF THE 14TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT (ECKM 2013), VOLS 1 AND 2 (pp. 397-403). Kaunas Univ Technol, Kaunas, LITHUANIA: ACAD CONFERENCES LTD.
    2013 Qureshi, A. M. A., & Evans, N. (2013). A Trust-based Framework for Enhanced Absorptive Capacity: Improving Performance, Innovation and Competitive Advantage. In R. A. Kharabsheh (Ed.), PROCEEDINGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP (pp. 172-179). Hashemite Univ, Amman, JORDAN: ACAD CONFERENCES LTD.
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  • MBA Healthcare Specialisation
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  • Presentation

    Date Topic Presented at Institution Country
    2021 - 2021 Transforming the Healthcare Industry: Attitudes and Behaviours towards Knowledge ACHSM Asia-Pacific Health Leadership Congress University of Adelaide Australia
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83131694
  • Email: athar.qureshi@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Science, floor 9
  • Room: 9062.34
  • Org Unit: School of Public Health

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