About

I’m a researcher-librarian interested in issues around information, agency and equity. I gained a Masters in Librarianship from the University of Sheffield in 2010, and gained a PhD in Library and Information Studies from the University of Strathclyde in 2016. I have experience of research and work in the fields of public, school, academic, and special library and information services.

My current work focuses on using evidence informed approaches to library and information practice to develop resources and support for postgraduate students learning online (and my institution’s learners more broadly). My practice is informed by critical pedagogical approaches.

My current and previous research includes:

  • Critical approaches to education and librarianship
  • Supporting evidence informed practice in social care and services
  • Political information behaviour, political participation and citizenship
  • Information/news/media/digital literacy
  • Social justice issues in library and information services, including privacy and surveillance
  • Access, equity and inclusion in education and information
  • The contribution of public libraries to civic and democratic engagement

I co-founded Voices for the Library, a UK-wide public libraries advocacy organisation, and continue to advocate for and support the work of public libraries.

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