About

I’m a researcher-librarian interested in issues around information, agency and equity. I received a PhD from the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Strathclyde in 2016, during and following which I was a Research Associate in Information Sciences and Education at the university. I gained a Masters in Librarianship from the University of Sheffield in 2010, and have experience of research and work in the fields of public, school, academic, and special library and information services.

My current work focuses on the use of information literacy capacities for identifying and using different forms of evidence and knowledge in professional practice. I manage the Evidence Search and Summary Service at the Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (Iriss) in Glasgow. My practice is led by social constructivist and critical pedagogical approaches.

My research focuses on:

  • Critical approaches to education and librarianship
  • Political information behaviour, political participation and citizenship
  • Information/news/media/digital literacy
  • Social justice issues in library and information services, including privacy
  • Access, equity and inclusion in education and information

I co-founded Voices for the Library, a UK-wide public libraries advocacy organisation, and am involved in the Radical Librarians Collective.

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