We are currently advertising
two fully-funded PhD places within the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University for an October 2019 start date.
Both opportunities are Skills Development Scotland Collaborative awards offered through the
Scottish Graduate School of Social Science (SGSSS). One scholarship will be awarded to support a doctoral study on work-based learning and industry performance, and the other on career information literacy and the decision-making of young people.
Applications are due by
Friday 22nd March 2019. Interviews are scheduled for Thursday 11th April 2019.
The start date for successful candidates is Tuesday 1st October 2019.
Full details of each project, including eligibility criteria and the application process (through
GradHub) can be found on the Current studentship opportunities page of the SGSSS web site by following the links below.
, supervised by Work-based learning environments for fostering industry-relevant skills and optimal economic performance Dr Laura Muir and Dr Colin Smith
, supervised by Career information literacy and decision making behaviours of young people Professor Hazel Hall and Dr Pete Robertson.
The successful scholarship applicants will be admitted to the PhD programme at Edinburgh Napier University.
Lyndsey Middleton, who is currently writing up her ESRC-SDS funded PhD study within the Centre for Social Informatics, has also blogged about these opportunities. To find out more about her experience as a student supported by one of these awards, please see: Come and study in the wonderful Centre for Social Informatics of Edinburgh Napier University! You can also read about our most recent PhD graduate Dr John Mowbray, who completed his ESRC-SDS study last year.
For further information about the current opportunities to join the
Centre for Social Informatics as a PhD student on one of the projects described above please contact Dr Laura Muir ( L.Muir@napier.ac.uk) or Professor Hazel Hall ( firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Centre for Social Informatics colleagues Dr Gemma Webster and Frances Ryan are currently recruiting participants for their Carnegie-funded research project that investigates the ways in which carers manage, or help to manage, the social media accounts for people with dementia. The type of participant that they seek are those who play such a role for a cared-for person. The participants do not, however, need to be primary carers of people with dementia. Continue reading
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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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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The full output of the Workforce Mapping Project that I led in 2014/15 as commissioned research for the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) and the Archives and Records Association (ARA) has been released. This is now available as a download from CILIP and from ARA (free of charge for members, £40 for others). Continue reading
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