Conor O'Kane

Conor O'Kane

  • 01202 961858
  • cokane at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Senior Lecturer in Economics
  • Dorset House D165, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Dr Conor O'Kane is a Senior Lecturer in Economics in the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics with the Faculty of Management at Bournemouth University. In the 2023-2024 academic year he is unit leader for 5 units across all undergraduate levels.

Prior to working in academia, Conor worked for over 15 years in IT industry where he mostly worked as a Business Analyst.

Research: Conor completed his PhD in 2020 and his research examines the impact technology is having on personal information disclosure in online environments. Specifically, he examines information privacy from an economics perspective and carries out experimental research to examine how proposed Data Protection regulations impact on personal information disclosure.

Conor also publishes on topics from economic history.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person's work contributes towards the following SDGs:

Decent work and economic growth

"Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all"

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Industry, innovation and infrastructure

"Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation"

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Reduced inequalities

"Reduce inequality within and among countries"

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Responsible consumption and production

"Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns"

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  • O'Kane, C., 2020. Digital privacy and new media: Reflecting on lessons for policy and practice. Media Management Matters: Challenges and Opportunities for Bridging Theory and Practice. 233-247.


  • O'Kane, C., 2017. Digital privacy and new media: Assessing the impact proposed changes to data protection regulations may have on personal information disclosure in online environments. In: World Media Economics and Management Conference 2016 2-6 May 2016 New York.

Internet Publications


  • O'Kane, C., 2019. Digital privacy and new media: an empirical study assessing the impact of privacy seals on personal information disclosure. PhD Thesis. Bournemouth University, Faculty of Management.


Profile of Teaching UG

  • History of Economic Thought L4 (Unit Leader)
  • Research Study L6 (Unit Leader)
  • Global Markets, Development and Labour L6 (Unit Leader)
  • Principles of Macroeconomics L4 (Unit Leader)
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics L5 (Unit Leader)

External Responsibilities

Conference Presentations

  • EMMA 2017, Digital privacy and new media: Assessing the impact proposed changes to data protection regulations may have on personal information disclosure in online environments, 10 May 2017, Ghent, Belgium
  • World Media Economics and Management Conference 2016, EU Data Protection: Assessing the impact GDPR may have on information disclosure., 02 May 2016, New York
  • EMMA 2014, Privacy in digital media environments: Assessing the potential impact changes to EU data protection rules will have on behavioral advertising revenues., 12 Jun 2014, Tallinn
  • EMMA 2013, Privacy in a Digital Environment: A Comparison Between EU and US Regulatory Environments, 05 Jun 2013, Bournemouth


  • PhD in Economics of Digital Privacy (Bournemouth University, 2020)
  • MBA (Media) in MBA with Media specialisation (Bournemouth Univeristy, 2010)
  • BA(Hons) in Economics and Politics (University College Dublin, 1994)


External Media and Press

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