Centre for Social Informatics PhD student Katherine Stephen, winner of the PhD award in the Skills Development Scotland (SDS) 2020 Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition. The entries were judged in August by a panel of three: Patrick Watt, Head of the Evaluation Team at SDS; Diane Gill, Manager of the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science; and Dr Pauline Anderson, Chancellor’s Fellow, University of Strathclyde.
The title of Katherine’s award-winning entry is ‘Meta-skills maturity in the workplace’. The video of Katherine’s talk can viewed by clicking on the image below.
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Skills Development Scotland (SDS) has just launched its 2020 Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition. Seven PhD students currently on the SDS PhD Programme have risen to the challenge of explaining the complexity and relevance of their doctoral research in a concise and engaging way for a non-specialist audience. Continue reading
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Congratulations to our Centre for Social Informatics colleague Dr David Haynes on winning the 2020 International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO) best paper award.
ISKO is a scholarly organisation concerned with the theory and practice of Its membership is drawn from a range of disciplines including information science, philosophy, linguistics, and computer science.
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Updated with new deadline: midday 30th April 2020
currently advertising a fully-funded PhD place within the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University for an October 2020 start date. Continue reading
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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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Last week, on Monday 9th September, I participated at the
Royal Society of Edinburgh‘s ( RSE) Annual Awards Reception. Each year this event provides a snapshot of the creative and innovative projects that are supported by the RSE and its partners: the Scottish Funding Council, Scottish Enterprise, BBSRC, STFC, BP, IBioIC and Fullbright. Continue reading
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Last week the Association for Information Science and Technology announced that I have won the 2019 Clarivate Analytics Outstanding Information Science Teacher Award. This award recognises and honours sustained and unique contributions to teaching information science (including the use of innovative and imaginative teaching materials and methods), research and professional association activities related to teaching excellence, and the impact of teaching on students, colleagues and institutions. It also acknowledges prior awards for teaching. Continue reading
Dr Gemma Webster
Congratulations to my
Centre for Social Informatics colleague Dr Gemma Webster, who has recently been awarded a Carnegie Research Incentive Grant (RIG). Such grants are offered to make it possible for Early Career Researchers like Gemma to undertake a short project as a Principal Investigator.
Gemma‘s application for funding is one of 59 that were successful from a total of 131 submissions in the last RIG application round (as noted in the Carnegie Trust’s analysis of RIG outcomes for the March 2018 deadline).
Gemma‘s project is entitled ‘Social media by proxy: strategies for managing the online profiles of adults with dementia’. Continue reading
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In summer 2017 all the PhD students in academic departments that hold membership of the
Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA) were invited to recognise the fantastic work of their supervisors by making nominations for a new prize: the SICSA Supervisor of the Year Award. Continue reading
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