A new version (V13) of the Centre for Social Informatics flyer is now available from the Social Informatics blog on the Edinburgh Napier University web pages. Please follow the link to read about the work of our research group, including details of research expertise, funders, recent PhD completions, and recent publications. The flyer also profiles the thirteen academic and research staff within the research group, alongside our nine current research students.
Normally we wouldn’t publish a new version of our flyer at this time of year. Instead we would wait until after our next intake of PhD students in October. However, some of our staff have recently changed titles/job roles, so we wanted to reflect their achievements in the document now. Notably, Peter Cruickshank is now Dr Peter Cruickshank and has been appointed Associate Professor, Debbie Meharg has been promoted from Lecturer to Associate Professor, and Dr Bruce Ryan has the new job title of Senior Research Fellow.
We have also taken the opportunity to update the list of our recent publications on the flyer. For example, it includes the detail that two significant research outputs are now available ahead of print. These are: (1) a paper in the Journal of Information Science by Dr David Haynes and Dr Lyn Robinson (City University) on the risks of disclosing personal information online, and (2) the work that I co-authored with our PhD graduate Dr Lyndsey Middleton on information literacy and innovative work behaviour, accessible as an EarlyCite paper from the Journal of Documentation.
A further reason for updating the flyer now is that the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University is currently advertising a full-time permanent lecturer post, and the new appointee with join us as a member of the Centre for Social Informatics. We’d like those who are submitting job applications for the deadline of 10th August to be able to access the latest details about our research group.
If you are interested in the vacancy, or know people who would be, please pass the message on. This is a great opportunity for those looking for a teaching and research role in a super-friendly environment, located within the beautiful city of Edinburgh. The successful applicant will be able to develop their research career with a 30% research allowance, access to budget for training/staff development and conferences, support for developing grant proposals, and the opportunity to join a research degree supervision team. This person will also, of course, feature in a later version of our flyer. Watch this space!