Peter Cruickshank

Biography

Peter Cruickshank 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 social media tools and other technologies.

Peter is currently leading research into the use of internet technologies by Community Councils in Scotland from a variety of knowledge management and learning perspectives, including the application of activity theory.

He has carried out research in library and information science. He was a member of the team that conducted market research to training provision for the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP). Previously he had been part of the RiLIES Projects looking at the barriers to impact of research on library and information science practitioners.

He has been a lead researcher in several eparticipation projects (e.g. EuroPetition and eRepresentative) focusing on the links between citizens and their elected representatives.

Peter is on the Program Committee of the following conferences: International Conference on Electronic Democracy, EDemConference for E-democracy, E-participation and E-voting, CeDemSocInfo, co-organized by IIASA (the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis).

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Conference Activity

  • Peter Cruickshank is Program Committee member of the IADIS e-Democracy, Equity and Social Justice 2011 (ED 2011)
  • Peter Cruickshank invited to review for the e-Government track of HICSS 45 (2012)
  • Peter Cruickshank on SocInfo 2011 Programme Committee
  • On programme committe of International Conference on Social Informatics, SocInfo 2010
  • Centre for Social Informatics hosts Open Knowledge Foundation meet-up

 

Editorial Activity

  • Peter Cruickshank on editorial board of International Journal of Advances in Security

 

Media Activity

  • Smart Cities project in the Times
  • Attended Future EDemocracy '09, leading to quote on BBC news site
  • EuroPetition on EuroNews
  • MSc project results published as advice to legal firms
  • Peter Cruickshank edits and posts wikipedia definition of "Smart City"
  • Paper accepted for ePart10, Lausanne
  • In Government Computing interview Peter Cruickshank emphasises the need for human support for e-petitioners

 

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Assisting Information Practice: Information Intermediary To Social Proxy

Presentation / Conference
Cruickshank, P., Webster, G., & Ryan, F. (2020, September)
Assisting Information Practice: Information Intermediary To Social Proxy. Poster presented at ISIC 2020 The Information Behaviour conference, Pretoria, South Africa
The increasing dependence on social media and other online systems as part of everyday life has grown considerably over the years. At the same time, the complexity and securit...

Information Literacy as a joint competence shaped by everyday life and workplace roles amongst Scottish community councillors

Journal Article
Cruickshank, P., Hall, H., & Ryan, B. (in press)
Information Literacy as a joint competence shaped by everyday life and workplace roles amongst Scottish community councillors. Information Research,
*Introduction: This paper addresses the information practices of hyperlocal democratic representatives, and their acquisition and application of information literacy skills. ...

Agile Implementation and Expansive Learning: Identifying Contradictions and Their Resolution Using an Activity Theory Perspective

Conference Proceeding
Chita, P., Cruickshank, P., Smith, C., & Richards, K. (2020)
Agile Implementation and Expansive Learning: Identifying Contradictions and Their Resolution Using an Activity Theory Perspective. In Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming. , (3-19). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-49392-9_1
A key challenge organisations face when transitioning to agile delivery methods is that of quickly and effectively learning new ways of working. This study posits that fundame...

Workshop report for DISIPRAC: Digital identity security information practices of citizens (March 2020)

Report
Cruickshank, P., & Ryan, F. (2020)
Workshop report for DISIPRAC: Digital identity security information practices of citizens (March 2020). Edinburgh: Edinburgh Napier University
The report reflects the outcome of a workshop with practitioners held on 27 February 2020. It is aimed at practitioners and policy makers, and gives some evidence of a number ...

Talking to imagined citizens? Information sharing practices and proxies for e-participation in hyperlocal democratic settings

Journal Article
Cruickshank, P., & Hall, H. (in press)
Talking to imagined citizens? Information sharing practices and proxies for e-participation in hyperlocal democratic settings. Information Research,
Introduction. Prior research in Information Science often uses constructs from Social Exchange Theory to explain online information sharing. Exchange theories have a strong fo...

Build, manage and evaluate: information practices and personal reputations on social media platforms

Journal Article
Lawson, A., Ryan, F. V., Cruickshank, P., & Hall, H. (2019)
Build, manage and evaluate: information practices and personal reputations on social media platforms. Information Research, 24(4),
Introduction. The broad theme of this paper is the use of information to build, manage and evaluate personal reputations. It reports the findings of a study that considered t...

Semantic Stream Management Framework for Data Consistency in Smart Spaces

Conference Proceeding
Bamgboye, O., Liu, X., & Cruickshank, P. (2019)
Semantic Stream Management Framework for Data Consistency in Smart Spaces. https://doi.org/10.1109/COMPSAC.2019.10188
Semantic technology can provide a bridge between smart applications and Internet of Things (IoT) to enable possible integration and interoperability of data produced by hetero...

Closing the researcher-practitioner gap: an exploration of the impact of an AHRC networking grant

Journal Article
Hall, H., Cruickshank, P., & Ryan, B. (2019)
Closing the researcher-practitioner gap: an exploration of the impact of an AHRC networking grant. Journal of Documentation, 75(5), 1056-1081. https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-12-2018-0212
Purpose: Results are presented from a study that investigated the extent to which learning gained through participation in three research methods workshops funded by an AHRC n...

Build, manage and evaluate: information practices and personal reputations on social media platforms

Presentation / Conference
Ryan, F., Hall, H., Cruickshank, P., & Lawson, A. (2019, June)
Build, manage and evaluate: information practices and personal reputations on social media platforms. Paper presented at Conceptions of Library and Information Science 10 (CoLIS10), Ljubjana, Slovenia
Introduction. The broad theme of this paper is the use of information to build, manage and evaluate personal reputations. It reports the findings of a study that considered th...

Towards Modelling and Reasoning about Uncertain Data of Sensor Measurements for Decision Support in Smart Spaces.

Conference Proceeding
Bamgboye, O., Liu, X., & Cruickshank, P. (2018)
Towards Modelling and Reasoning about Uncertain Data of Sensor Measurements for Decision Support in Smart Spaces. In 2018 IEEE 42nd Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC)https://doi.org/10.1109/COMPSAC.2018.10330
Smart Spaces currently benefits from Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructures in order to realise its objectives. In many cases, it demonstrates this through certain automated...

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