Academic

I am Professor of Information Science at City University London, and have been with the University since 1990. After doing a first degree in organic chemistry at Liverpool University, I changed direction, and studied for a masters in Information Studies and then a PhD in Information Science, both at Sheffield University. I worked for several years in pharmaceutical research information, before coming back into academic life. For more on my past life, see this blog post.

I am an Honorary Lecturer in the Department of Information Studies at University College London. I have been external examiner at Sheffield, Loughborough, UCL, Brighton, West London and Edinburgh (Queen Margaret).

Internationally, visiting lecturer and doctoral student supervisor at the Department of Library and Information Science and Book Studies at the University of Ljubljana, and have been a guest lecturer at the library science departments at the Universities of Zagreb, Prague (Charles University) and Dublin (University College).

I co-directed a summer school for library/information specialists at the Central European University in Budapest for five years, and was a group leader for the LIS-EU project to develop a European curriculum for library/information science.

Please see the following sections for:

  • my current teaching
  • Masters dissertations I have supervised
  • current and past doctoral students
  • my publications