We currently have eight research students undertaking doctoral studies in the Centre for Social Informatics (CSI) working on a variety of projects. While the goal of our students is to complete their theses within the degree registration period, it’s also important that they share news of their work as it progresses. A number of our current students have recently been busy taking advantage of opportunities to disseminate their research. New work on success factors in information systems projects co-authored by a PhD graduate has also been accepted for publication.
- Last month Lynn Killick travelled to the University of California, Berkeley to deliver a paper entitled ‘The population census: an analysis of its role in a good society’ at the Eleventh International Conference on Technology, Knowledge, and Society.
- On 12th March John Mowbray was named joint winner of the student poster competition at the Skills Development Scotland (SDS) Collaborative PhD Programme Launch and Networking event at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow. There’s more about this event in John’s review of the day on his blog.
- Frances Ryan has been awarded a John Campbell Trust Conference/Travel Bursary. This will support her attendance at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) in St Louis, Missouri, US in November 2015, where she intends to present a poster of her work. The bursary will also allow her to travel to Washington State to meet researchers at the University of Washington’s iSchool. There is further information about Frances’ plans on her blog.
- Several of the CSI research students expect to present their work in papers at the i3 conference in Aberdeen in June 2015.
Dr Robert Irvine and I have recently heard that our critical evaluation of the literature on success factors in information systems projects, which extends some of the work that Robert completed for his PhD in 2013, has been accepted for publication by Information Research. The full text entitled ‘Factors, frameworks and theory: a review of the information systems literature on success factors in project management’ is available.
If reading about our students’ successes has encouraged you to consider undertaking doctoral studies with us, you may be interested to know that we’re currently recruiting another student to join us in October 2015. Applications for the studentship are due on Monday 20th April. The successful applicant for the studentship will work on a fully-funded project entitled Enhancing the capacity for workplace learning and innovation in Scotland. The advert for this place can be found on the Edinburgh Napier University vacancies web page and at jobs.ac.uk.