Newly published: version 10 of the Centre for Social Informatics flyer (February 2020)

Centre for Social Informatics bannerWe 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:

  • Professor Hazel Hall
  • Dr David Brazier
  • Pritam Chita
  • Peter Cruickshank
  • Dr Wegene Demeke
  • Dr David Haynes (newly appointed to Edinburgh Napier University this term)
  • Dr Laura Muir
  • Dr Bruce Ryan
  • Dr Frances Ryan
  • Dr Colin Smith
  • Dr Ella Taylor-Smith
  • Dr Gemma Webster

Also profiled are our current research students:

  • Najla Alamri, studying interactive education for female students in Saudi Higher Education
  • Leo Appleton, who defended his PhD thesis on the value and impact of UK public libraries in the Information Society in December and is expected to graduate in July 2020, subject to approval of his thesis corrections
  • Iris Buunk, studying tacit knowledge sharing in the public sector
  • Lynn Killick, studying the future of the population census and its role in informing the good society
  • John Marshall, studying work-based learning environments (WBLE) for fostering industry-relevant skills and optimal economic performance (currently in year 1 of his 1+3 PhD programme)
  • Marina Milosheva, studying career information literacy and career decision-making skills of young people (currently in year 1 of her 1+3 PhD programme)
  • Lyndsey Middleton, who defended her thesis on workplace learning and innovative work behaviour in December and is expected to graduate, subject to approval of her thesis corrections
  • Rachel Salzano, studying the influence of culture on the use of public library resources amongst immigrant and refugee populations (just joined us in October 2019)
  • Katherine Stephen, studying workplace metaskills development

Many thanks to Dr Frances Ryan for the initial design of the flyer, and for updating the information for this version.

Dr David Haynes and Dr Colin Smith

Dr David Haynes (newly appointed to the Centre for Social Informatics) and Dr Colin Smith

Centre for Social Informatics ‘all centre’ meeting December 2019

Social Informatcis staff and students all centre meeting December 2019

At the Social Informatics ‘All centre’ meeting, L to R: John, Peter, Lyndsey, Katherine, Rachel, Marina, Laura, Hazel, Leo, Ella, David H, David B, Frances, Colin, Wegene, and Bruce

Every six months the staff and research students from the Social Informatics group at Edinburgh Napier University gather for an ‘All centre’ celebration of their recent achievements. The December 2019 gathering took place on Wednesday 18th December, with 19 participants. The format of the meeting allowed for a maximum 5 minute update from each person. Continue reading

Newly published: autumn 2019 edition of the Centre for Social Informatics flyer

We have a newly updated Centre for Social Informatics flyer for autumn 2019. 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

Who wants to do a PhD? You do! Apply by Friday 5th July for a funded doctoral study at Edinburgh Napier University

Centre for Social Informatics bannerThe School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University is currently advertising three funded PhD places. Applications are due by Friday 5th July 2019, with the successful applicants embarking on their doctoral studies in academic year 2019/20. The funding includes fees (UK/EU rates) and a stipend (living allowance) at the standard UK rate (currently £15,009 per annum). Continue reading

From PhD to the workplace: job destinations of doctoral students

Alicja Pawluczuk, Lyndsey Middleton, Dr John Mowbray, Lynn Killick, and Frances Ryan

Alicja Pawluczuk, Lyndsey Middleton, Dr John Mowbray, Lynn Killick, and Frances Ryan

Over the past six months four of the doctoral students within the Centre for Social Informatics who have recently completed, or are close to completion, of their PhDs have already embarked on their post-PhD careers. Continue reading

Centre for Social Informatics – new flyer

Centre for Social Informatics banner We have a newly updated Centre for Social Informatics flyer for spring 2019. 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

Information: interactions and impact (i3) 2017 review #i3rgu

CSI staff Peter Cruickshank, Dr Laura Muir, Professor Hazel Hall & Visiting Professor Brian Detlor at #i3RGU

Centre for Social Informatics colleagues Peter Cruickshank, Dr Laura Muir, Professor Hazel Hall & Visiting Professor Brian Detlor gather at #i3RGU

This blog post was updated in March 2018 to include links to the full text of seven manuscripts of articles developed from nine of the papers presented by CSI staff at i3 2017. These articles will be published in the Journal of Librarianship and Information Science (JoLIS) later in 2018.

Information: interactions and impact (i3) 2017 took place at Robert Gordon University at the end of last month from Tuesday June 27th until Friday June 30th 2017, with a packed programme for delegates who had travelled to Aberdeen from across the world. As in previous years, staff and research students from the Centre for Social Informatics (who didn’t have too far to travel) enjoyed participating at the event. We delivered a total of nine papers, as summarised in the table below. Continue reading