Dr Alicja Pawluczuk
Congratulations to our
PhD graduate Dr Alicja Pawluczuk who today (1st April 2020) starts a new work role as Young Information and Communication Technologies and Development Fellow at the United Nations University Institute in Macau.
Over the next twelve months, Alicja will be examining current approaches to digital inclusion measurement, and investigating digital inclusion practitioners’ narratives of their experience of digital inclusion measurement. The objective of Alicja’s fellowship is to analyse the state-of-the-art of digital inclusion measurement and evaluation on the basis of a systematic literature review. It is anticipated that outcomes of this research will inform UN policy-making on issues related to ICTs and sustainable development.
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Dr Frances Ryan, who graduated with her PhD last summer, and Leo Appleton, who will cross the stage to pick up his doctoral degree certificate on 1st July 2020 (coronavirus permitting), have recently been successful in applications for new jobs. Congratulations to them both! Continue reading
We are currently advertising two lecturer posts within the Creative and Social Computing Teaching Group within the
School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University. One is in Interaction Design, and the other Interactive Audio. The closing date for both vacancies is 5th April. Interviews for the Interaction Design position are likely to be held on 21st April, and for Interactive Audio on 27th April. Continue reading
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Tagged audio, computing, design, Edinburgh, interactive, interation, job, jobs, Merchiston, Napier, University, vacancies, vacancy |
We have a newly updated Centre for Social Informatics flyer (version 10, no less!) Please follow the link to read about the work of our group, including details of research expertise, funders, recent PhD completions, and recent publications. The flyer includes profiles of the academic and research staff within our group: Continue reading
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Diary entry/to do list, 11th December 1989: SuperCalc anyone?
Thanks to a minor staffing difficulty at a small Edinburgh HE college, exactly 30 years ago today, on 11th December 1989, I started my career as an academic.
One month earlier, on 9th November (the day that the Berlin Wall came down) I was interviewed for, and then offered, a temporary Lecturer post in the Department of Communication and Information Studies (CIS) at Queen Margaret College (now
Queen Margaret University). The main purpose of this role was to undertake the teaching duties of Senior Lecturer Jim Herring (James E Herring) for two academic terms. Jim no longer had the capacity to teach ‘his’ classes because he had recently stepped up as Acting Head of Department of CIS while Head of Department Scott Allan was covering a vacant College Vice Principal post. Continue reading
Last week many members of the worldwide Information Science community gathered in Melbourne, Australia for the
82nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST). I was sorry not to be there myself. This was due to my teaching commitments this semester, in particular my final year undergraduate Knowledge Management module.
Dr Abebe Rorissa presents Dr Brian Detlor with Hazel’s ‘Outstanding Information Science Teacher’ award (Photo credit: Becky Willson)
Despite my lack of physical presence at the conference, I kept an eye on the hash-tagged tweets from the event (
#asist2019; #asist19). I was particularly interested in the Twitter stream around breakfast time (in the UK) on Tuesday 22nd October when the delegates in Melbourne were sitting down for the conference dinner and awards ceremony. This was because Visiting Professor to the Centre for Social Informatics Dr Brian Detlor had kindly agreed to step up to the stage to accept the 2019 Clarivate Analytics Outstanding Information Science Teacher Award on my behalf.
The award was presented by
Abebe Rorissa of the University of Albany – thank you! I should also thank Rebekah (Becky) Willson of McGill University for taking photographs during the presentation. Continue reading
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School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University is currently recruiting. Please pass the message on!
We are seeking to fill a vacancy for a full-time permanent lecturer post (grade 6, £40,322-£49,553). The job is advertised on
jobs.ac.uk as ‘Lecturer in Web Technologies’, and on the Edinburgh Napier University careers page, with a deadline for applications of Monday 23rd September 2019. Continue reading
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