PhD graduate Dr John Mowbray with his Director of Studies Professor Hazel Hall
Congratulations to Dr John Mowbray, who was awarded his PhD at the Edinburgh Napier University graduation ceremony at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh yesterday. I was John’s Director of Studies, and his second supervisor was Professor Robert Raeside.
John’s PhD was funded by an
ESRC Skills Development Scotland Collaborative studentship. Robert and I won the grant for the award through a competitive process administered by the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science in spring 2014, and John came to us later in the October of that year having applied for the PhD studentship that we advertised in June 2014. Continue reading
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Each year on the second Tuesday of October we mark Ada Lovelace Day at Edinburgh Napier University as part of the worldwide celebration of women in science, technology, engineering and maths. The purpose of this activity is to showcase role models who will encourage more girls into careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), and to support women who are already working in STEM. Continue reading
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, £38,183-£46,924). The job is
advertised on jobs.ac.uk as ‘Lecturer in Information Systems’, and on the Edinburgh Napier University careers page, with a deadline for applications of Sunday 28th October 2018. Continue reading
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Dr Colin F Smith on his recent promotion to the post of Associate Professor at Edinburgh Napier University.
Colin is a member of the
Centre for Social Informatics. His research interests include the role of the Internet for political parties in contemporary democratic practices, digital delivery platforms for public services, and the use of new technology by parliamentarians.
Colin also supervises the doctoral work of three of the PhD students in our group: Najla Almari on interactive education for female students in Saudi Arabi; Iris Buunk on tacit knowledge sharing supported by online social platforms; and Alicija Pawluczuk on the social impact of digital youth projects.
Two weeks ago on 11th July 2018 my Centre for Social Informatics colleague Dr Bruce Ryan and I hosted Research Impact Value and LIS ( #lis_rival).
This was a lively, sell-out
one-day event on the theme of library and information science (LIS) research impact and value at Edinburgh Napier University’s Craiglockhart campus.
#lis_rival brought together 33 delegates from a range of stakeholder groups including academic, health, national, prison, public, and special librarians, as well as LIS academics, officers from the
Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP – the main UK professional body for information and knowledge workers), and independent consultants. Continue reading
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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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