About

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

I currently lead a team of academic liaison librarians at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh and have subject responsibility for Psychology, Sociology, Mad Studies, Media and Communications, and Performing Arts. My practice is informed by critical pedagogical and evidence-informed approaches.

My current and previous research and work includes:

  • Evidence-informed approaches to library and information practice
  • Support for online learning
  • 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