Paul Bocij


Operations & Information Management Group

Paul Bocij
Position: BAM Course Director/Lecturer (ICT & E-Business) 

Phone: 0121 204 5278 
Email: p.bocij@aston.ac.uk
Room: ABS258


  • BA (Hons) Combined Studies (Information Systems & Social Sciences), University of Nottingham, 1993
  • MPhil Educational Technology, University of Derby, 1998
  • PGCert Social Science Research Methods, Nottingham Trent University, 2002  

Professional Qualifications

  • Licentiate Training & Development (LCGI), City & Guilds, 2002
  • Chartered IT Professional (CITP), British Computer Society, 2002


  • Senior Teaching Fellow, Aston Business School. (September 2013 - Present)
  • Visiting Lecturer. London School of Commerce and University of Wales. (2013 – Present)
  • Distance Learning Developer for BSc Computing, BIS and ICT Programmes, International Correspondence Schools (ICS) and University of East london. (2008 - 2010)
  • Lecturer in Information Systems (DL), National Computing Centre and University of Wales. (2008 - 2012)
  • Lecturer in Information Systems, Institute of Independent Colleges and University Teachers. (2006 - 2011)
  • Lecturer in Computer Science. Derby College. (1997 – 1998)
  • Lecturer in Information Systems. University of Derby. (1993 – 1996)
  • Lecturer in Information Systems. National Extension College & London School of Economics. (1993 – 1999)


  • Author and Consultant, Self-Employed. (1987 - Present)
  • BB0020, E-Business
  • BD1N12, Information Technology for Business
  • BD2F31, Information and Data Systems in Education
  • BN1160, Information Technology in Business
  • BN2225, FOM2/2 Business Game
  • BN2237, Databases
  • BN2285, Doing E-Business
  • BN3353, BCIT Project
  • BNM735, Electronic Business
  • BNM744, Spreadsheets
  • BNM803, Developing Business Systems Workshop
  • BNM805, Foundations in Business Systems
  • BNM807, Skills & Career Development
  • BNM809, Advanced Spreadsheets
  • BNM819, Advanced Spreadsheets & Databases
  • BS2225, FOM2/2 Business Game
  • BUP100, Undergraduate Placement Assessment
  • DISS1, Dissertation Part 1
  • DISS2, Dissertation Part 2
  • MBAPROJ, Project Part B
  • MSCPROJ, MSc Project
  • Educational technology & computer-based assessment
  • Online deviant behavior (cyberstalking)
  • Professionalism & ethics in Information Systems
  • Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy
  • Fellow, Institute of Learning.
  • Member, British Association of Journalists.
  • Chartered Member, British Computer Society.
  • Member, British Criminology Society.
  • Member, Society of Authors.

Text Books

Bocij P., Greasley A. & Hickie S., (2008) Business Information Systems: Technology, Development and Management for the e-business. 4 edn, London: Financial Times and Prentice Hall.


Bocij P., (2006) The dark side of the Internet. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group.

Bocij P., (2004) Cyberstalking: harassment in the Internet age and how to protect your family. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group.


Bocij P., (2005) Reactive Stalking: A New Perspective on Victimisation. British Journal of Forensic Practice. 8(2), pp. 23-34.

Bocij P., (2004) Camgirls, Blogs and Wish Lists: How Young People are Courting Danger on the Internet. Community Safety Journal. 3(3), pp. 16-22.

Bocij P., Bocij H. & McFarlane L., (2003) Cyberstalking: A Case Study Concerning Serial Harassment in the UK. British Journal of Forensic Practice. 5(2), pp. 25-32.

Bocij P. and McFarlane L., (2003. 10.) Cyberstalking: A Matter for Community Safety but the Numbers do not Add Up. Journal of Community Safety. 2(2), pp. 26-34.

Bocij P. and McFarlane L., (2003) Cyberstalking: The Technology of Hate. Policy Journal. 76(3), pp. 204-21.

Bocij P. and McFarlane L., (2003) The Internet: A Discussion of Some New and Emerging Threats to Young People. The Police Journal. 76(1), pp. 3-13.

Bocij P., (2003) Victims of Cyberstalking: An Exploratory Study of Harassment Perpetrated Via the Internet. First Monday [online], 8(10). Available at: http://www.firstmonday.dk/issues/issue8_10/bocij/index.html

McFarlane, L. and Bocij P., (2003) An Exploration of Predatory Behaviour in Cyberspace: Towards a Typology of Cyberstalkers. First Monday [online], 8(9). Available at: http://www.firstmonday.org/issues/issue7_11/bocij/index.html

Bocij P., (2002) Corporate Cyberstalking: An Invitation to Build Theory. First Monday [online], 7(11). Available at: http://firstmonday.org/issues/issue7_11/bocij/index.html

Conference Papers

Bocij P. and McFarlane J., (2008) Cyberstalking: who are the victims and do they know? Manchester Metropolitan University Annual Research Student Conference, 17 September 2008. Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester.

Bocij P., (2008) Those who know and those who don't: The impact of deviant knowledge, assumed authority and accidental disinformation on social research. Research Institute for Health & Social Chance 2008 Annual Conference, 1-2 July 2008. Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester.

Bocij P., (2006) www.terror.com: a candid discussion of terrorist uses of technology. BPS North-West Regional Conference, 4 February 2006. Manchester: British Psychological Society.

  • Trustee for VOICE UK (promotes justice on behalf of vulnerable victims of crime).

Administrative Roles and Responsibilities

  • Learning and Teaching Convenor (OIM). (September 1, 2012 - Present)
  • Course Director - BSc International Business & Management. (September 1, 2011 – September 1, 2013)
  • Course Director - BSc Business & Management. (September 1, 2013 - Present)
  • Course Director - MSc Business and IT/information systems. (September 1, 2010 - Present)

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