Dr Zahid Parvez, is a Senior Lecturer, Business Information Management. He has an BSc Hons Chemical Engineering , MSc Information Technology from the University of Aston and an MBA from the University of Aston. His PhD is from University of Birmingham and explores the impact of e-democracy on local government. His is currently working on the relationship between company governance and e-democracy. Before returning to higher education he had experience as a programmer and software engineer.