David Brazier

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Dr David Brazier

Lecturer

Biography

David is a Lecturer within the Creative and Social Informatics Group. He gained his PhD in information science from Northumbria University investigating the information interactions of English as second language users in an e-Governmental context.
This was preceded by a BSc (hons) in Applied Computing from Newcastle College and a MSc from Northumbria University in Business Information Systems Management with a dissertation on the effects privacy concerns have on perceived acceptance and use of the 'Internet of Things'.

He has research interests in the user experience, information interactions and technology acceptance and adoption.

Esteem

Membership of Professional Body

  • Associate Fellow of Higher Education Academy
  • Association of Computing Machinery Professional Member
  • Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group in Information Retrieval
  • Association for Computing Machinery Student Member

 

Public/Community Engagement

  • SGSSS pathway rep for Information Science

 

Reviewing

  • Reviewer: Information Processing & Management
  • Workshop on Recommender Systems for Human Resources (RecSys in HR 2021), programme committee member
  • European Conference of Information Retrieval Programme Committee Member

 

Date


11 results

E-Government Information Search by English-as-a Second Language Speakers: The Effects of Language Proficiency and Document Reading Level

Journal Article
Harvey, M., & Brazier, D. (2022)
E-Government Information Search by English-as-a Second Language Speakers: The Effects of Language Proficiency and Document Reading Level  . Information Processing and Management, 59(4), Article 102985. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ipm.2022.102985
A rapid increase in the use of web-based technologies - and corresponding changes in government and local council policies - in recent years, means that many vital services ar...

A Participative Approach To Understanding The Hidden Curriculum

Presentation / Conference
Brazier, D., & Milosheva, M. (2022, April)
A Participative Approach To Understanding The Hidden Curriculum. Paper presented at ASIST 24-Hour Global Conference, Online
Information needs are fundamental building blocks of the information behaviour and information retrieval literature. However, the concept of an “information need” is rarely di...

Evaluation Of Inequalities Of Access In UK Online Digital Collections: A Systematic Review

Presentation / Conference
Brazier, D., Ryan, B., & Gooding, P. (2022, April)
Evaluation Of Inequalities Of Access In UK Online Digital Collections: A Systematic Review. Paper presented at ASIST 24-Hour Global Conference, Online
This paper presents the results of a systematic literature review into how UK Cultural Heritage Institutions (CHIs) deal with issues of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI...

Is the public library included? An analysis of local government documentation on the integration of forced migrants in Scotland

Journal Article
Salzano, R., Hall, H., Webster, G., & Brazier, D. (in press)
Is the public library included? An analysis of local government documentation on the integration of forced migrants in Scotland. Information Research,
Introduction - Library and information science researchers identify public library roles in the integration of forced migrants into local communities. Here an analysis of form...

Information Literacy Workshops: Trials and tribulations of Public Engagement within a pandemic

Presentation / Conference
Brazier, D., Salzano, R., & Ryan, B. (2021, September)
Information Literacy Workshops: Trials and tribulations of Public Engagement within a pandemic. Poster presented at European Conference on Information Literacy 2021, Bamberg, Germany
Project Aim: This internally funded Public Engagement| project was aimed at engaging the public of Edinburgh to provide learning opportunities on Information Literacy and onli...

Investigating cognitive adaptability in new workplace cultures with the Imitation Game

Presentation / Conference
Stephen, K., Hall, H., Brazier, D., & Smith, C. (2021, August)
Investigating cognitive adaptability in new workplace cultures with the Imitation Game. Paper presented at BSA Work, Employment and Society Conference 2021, Online
This paper discusses a new methodology in investigating cognitive adaptability, defined as “the ability to effectively and appropriately evolve or adapt decision policies give...

An investigation into Scottish teenagers’ information literacy and search skills

Journal Article
Brazier, D., Walton, G., & Harvey, M. (2019)
An investigation into Scottish teenagers’ information literacy and search skills. Information Research, 24(1),
Introduction. This paper presents the results of a study investigating the information literacy and search skills of young people in Scotland. Method. The participants, secon...

A Comparative Study of Native and Non-native Information Seeking Behaviours

Conference Proceeding
Brazier, D., & Harvey, M. (2018)
A Comparative Study of Native and Non-native Information Seeking Behaviours. In Advances in Information Retrieval. , (237-248). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-76941-7_18
The proliferation of web-based technologies has led most national governments to begin transitioning to a so called “e-service,” where provision is made through purely digital...

E-Government and the Digital Divide: A Study of English-as-a-Second-Language Users’ Information Behaviour

Conference Proceeding
Brazier, D., & Harvey, M. (2017)
E-Government and the Digital Divide: A Study of English-as-a-Second-Language Users’ Information Behaviour. In Advances in Information Retrieval. , (266-277). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-56608-5_21
Internet-based technologies are increasingly used by organisations and governments to offer services to consumers and the public in a quick and efficient manner, removing the ...

Strangers in a Strange Land: A Study of Second Language Speakers Searching for e-Services

Conference Proceeding
Brazier, D., & Harvey, M. (2017)
Strangers in a Strange Land: A Study of Second Language Speakers Searching for e-Services. In CHIIR '17 Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on Conference Human Information Interaction and Retrieval, (281-284). https://doi.org/10.1145/3020165.3022133
While the recent trend of digitisation of government and related services offers many advantages, it could introduce problems for those who are less information literate or wh...

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