Peter Cruickshank is Head of International for the School of Computing. As such, he is responsible for supporting the development and promotion of transational education links to universities around the world.
Peter's main research area is information practices associated with engagement with digital systems. In particular, he has an active interest in issues around identity and trust in using online systems. He has led a number of projects into the use of internet technologies by Community Councils in Scotland from a variety of information practice, knowledge management and learning perspectives.
Peter has a background in information systems audit and information security and governance generally. He retains an active interest and delivers courses and lectures in these and related areas, including privacy and data protection. He works with partners to develop and exploit information technologies.
He has carried out other research in library and information science, as a member of the team that conducted market research to training provision for information professionals, and barriers to impact of research on library and information science practitioners.
Peter has been a lead researcher in several e-participation projects (including EuroPetition and eRepresentative) focusing on the links between citizens and their elected representatives. He is on the Program Committee of the following conferences: International Conference on Electronic Democracy (EDem) Conference for E-democracy, E-participation and E-voting, (CeDem/EGOV).