Congratulations to Centre for Social Informatics research student Marianne Wilson, winner of the Masters award in the Skills Development (SDS) Scotland Virtual 3MT competition 2021.
Having just completed the
MScR in Science and Technology Studies at the University of Edinburgh, Marianne has come to the end of the first year of her 1+3 ESRC/SDS funded PhD studentship , and will be starting her doctoral study under the supervision of Dr Peter Cruickshank, Dr Dimitra Gkatzia, and Professor Pete Robertson at Napier next month. In her winning presentation Marianne introduces her doctoral research project on the application of artificial intelligence dialogue systems to support the delivery of careers guidance in Scotland.
The award was judged by a panel that comprised Dr Patrick Watt, Head of Evaluation and Research at
SDS, Professor Mhairi Mackenzie of the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science, and Dr Scott Hurrell of the University of Glasgow.
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The European Conference on Information Literacy 2021 (ECIL2021) opens today, running for three days until Thursday 23rd September. The work of the Centre for Social Informatics (CSI) will be represented in two presentations at this online event. Continue reading
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Dr Bruce Ryan
Dr Bruce Ryan, Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University, has been long-listed for Scotland’s Library and Information Professional of the Year Award 2021.
This is in recognition of Bruce’s contributions to library and information science (LIS) research in the past year, particularly in respect of the
Research Impact Value and LIS (RIVAL) project and conferences hosted by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals Scotland (CILIPS).
For further information about the award, including details of the other five long-listed candidates and sponsor
Bolinda Digital, please see the post on the CILIPS web site.
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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. Continue reading
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Centre for Social Informatics PhD student Katherine Stephen on the acceptance of a paper that she submitted for presentation at the British Sociological Association Work, Employment and Society conference 2021.
Katherine’s paper is entitled
Investigating cognitive adaptability in new workplace cultures with the Imitation Game. Its content is focused on deployment of the Imitation Game to determine workers’ application of cognitive adaptability when entering new workplace cultures. Continue reading
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Normally at this time of year, thousands of newly-minted graduates collect their degree certificates at university graduation ceremonies across the UK. Were we not under pandemic restrictions, my colleague
Peter Cruickshank would be one of those crossing the stage this month at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall, marking the completion of his doctorate in May 2021. Continue reading
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The Scottish Graduate School of Social Science (SGSSS) summer school 2021 runs this week between 14th and 21st June. The PhD students in the Centre for Social Informatics have signed up for several sessions at the summer school. In addition, on Thursday afternoon two of our students – Marina Milsoheva and Thoko Kachale – are hosting a rerun of the training event that they ran successfully in February this year. Continue reading
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