Dr Jeremy Brown

Dr Jeremy Brown

Jeremy Brown

Assistant Professor
Phone: +968 26850100 Extn: 509
Block: Rustaq Building


Dr Jeremy Brown received his doctorate in Information Systems from the University of Sunderland (UK), where he investigated factors affecting use of telecentres in rural communities. He has spent over 20 years teaching and researching in Information Systems, eLearning, IT Governance and Community Informatics. He has taught internationally at universities in; Saudi Arabia, UK, Japan, Singapore, New Zealand and Ireland. In 2005 he joined Universiti Brunei Darussalam where he played a central role in the implementation of eLearning systems in higher education throughout Brunei. He joined Sohar University in September 2018 as an Assistant Professor within the MIS group, he also works as the MBA program Coordinator within the Faculty of Business.


  • ​​​Ph.D in Information Systems. University of Sunderland, UK. 2013
  • M.Sc. in Computer Based Information Systems. University of Sunderland, UK. 1992
  • B.Ed. Business Studies. University of Sunderland, UK. 19​90

Teaching Interest

  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems Project Management
  • Systems Analysis & Design
  • Database Design & Development

Research Interest

  • ​ICTs for Development
  • Community Informatics
  • Barriers to Technology Access
  • ​Role of Public-Private Partnerships in Infrastructure Access


  • Brown, J.P. & Hoque, S.M.S. (2016). Community Based Information Services: a Comparative Study between Bangladesh and Philippine Telecentres. International Conference on ICTs for Transformation (IC-IC4T 2016), Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
  • Brown, J.P. & Humphries, L (2007). Strategies for Social Inclusion. E-Bario Knowledge Fair, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Workshop on E-Inclusion and Media for Asia’s Indigenous Peoples. Bario, Sarawak, Malaysia
  • Brown, J.P. (2006). Rural Community Telecentres: Measuring Success or Failure. 1st European Union – Southeast Asia ICT Research Collaboration Conference (ENGAGE Philippines). Manila, Philippines
  • Brown, J.P. (2005). E-Learning Assessed – does IT make the grade? Association of Southeast Association Institutions of Higher Learning Annual Conference (ASAIHL). Negara Brunei Darussalam
  • Brown, J.P., Acton, T., Scott, M., Flanagan, D. (2004). Business Intranet Redesign: Can High Usability Mediate Competitive Advantage? 9th European Collaborative Electronic Commerce Technology and Research Conference (CollECTeR), University of Surrey, England