Gemma Webster

Gemma Webster

Dr Gemma Webster

Lecturer

Biography

Gemma Webster is a Lecturer in the Information Systems Subject Group. Gemma's principle research interests lie in the field of human computer interaction, health care, older adults, community and assistive technologies. She is an experienced multidisciplinary researcher who has worked in a number of different environments and areas including healthcare, nature conservation, community organisations and heritage. A key aspect of all Gemma's research is that it involves ‘real-world’ environments, problems and partners.

Gemma was a Research Fellow on the CURIOS, POWKist and MinkApp projects at the dot.rural Digital Economy Research Hub at the University of Aberdeen before joining Napier. Gemma completed her undergraduate degree in computing (2008) and PhD (2011) at the School of Computing, University of Dundee before moving to Lancaster University as a Research Associate.

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Conference Activity

  • Program Committee - ICTAS 2017: Information Communication and Technology and Society Conference, Durban, South Africa, 9 – 10 March 2017.
  • Program Committee - COMPSAC 2017: The 41st Annual International Computers, Software & Applications Conference, Italy, July 4-8, 2017.
  • Program Committee - COMPSAC 2016: The 40th Annual International Computers, Software & Applications Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, USA - June 10-14, 2016.
  • Program Committee - COMPSAC 2015: The 39th Annual International Computers, Software & Applications Conference, Taiwan, July 1-5, 2015.
  • Gemma Webster has been invited to be on the program committee for the International Workshop on Personalisation and Adaptation in Technology for Health (PATH 2016) at the 24th International Conference on User Modelling, Adaptation and Personalisation (UMAP 2016)
  • Dr Gemma Webster is appointed to international symposium programme committee

 

Grant Reviewer

  • Carnegie Trust
  • EPSRC Grant Reviewer
  • EPSRC Peer Review Associate College member

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy
  • EPSRC Peer Review Associate College member

 

Reviewing

  • DIS : ACM conference on Designing Interactive Systems
  • DIS : ACM conference on Designing Interactive Systems
  • CHI: ACM conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
  • DIS : ACM conference on Designing Interactive Systems
  • CHI: ACM conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
  • DIS : ACM conference on Designing Interactive Systems
  • CHI: ACM conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems,
  • womENcourage 2015: ACM womENcourage Conference, Sweden, September 24-26, 2015.ber 24-26, 2015.
  • DIS : ACM conference on Designing Interactive Systems

 

Date


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Corralling Culture as a Concept in LIS Research

Presentation / Conference
Salzano, R., Hall, H., & Webster, G. (2020, October)
Corralling Culture as a Concept in LIS Research. Poster presented at 83rd Annual Meeting of the Association of Information Science and Technology, Virtual
Individuals’ cultural backgrounds influence their use of societal resources, including libraries. A literature search and review was completed on the treatment of culture in l...

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...

The relationship between culture and public library use: non-Western students in Scotland

Presentation / Conference
Salzano, R., Hall, H., & Webster, G. (2020, September)
The relationship between culture and public library use: non-Western students in Scotland. Poster presented at ISIC (Information Seeking in Context) 2020, Pretoria, South Africa
Introduction - Individuals’ cultural backgrounds influence their use of societal resources, including those offered in public libraries. Well-established in library research a...

Information avoidance and diabetes – a preliminary empirical study

Presentation / Conference
Ryan, B., & Webster, G. (2020, June)
Information avoidance and diabetes – a preliminary empirical study. Poster presented at Information Science Trends: Health Information Behavior, (online
This poster presented at #AECIST20 on 2020_06_10 describes the work done so far on a seed-project investigating information avoidance by people with Type 1 diabetes about thei...

Investigating the ‘why’ rather than the ‘how’: current research priorities on the influence of culture on new-comer populations’ use of public libraries

Journal Article
Salzano, R., Hall, H., & Webster, G. (in press)
Investigating the ‘why’ rather than the ‘how’: current research priorities on the influence of culture on new-comer populations’ use of public libraries. Information Research, 25,
Introduction - Library researchers are often concerned with the factors that affect individual use of public library resources. To date, culture as a determinant of public lib...

Diabetes research: at Edinburgh Napier University's School of Computing

Digital Artefact
Ryan, B., & Webster, G. (2020)
Diabetes research: at Edinburgh Napier University's School of Computing. [Blog]
This 'Diabetes Research' blog is initially about the seed-project 'Information Avoidance and diabetes'. This project is an initial investigation of how and why people with dia...

On the merits and pitfalls of introducing a digital platform to aid conservation management: Volunteer data submission and the mediating role of volunteer coordinators

Journal Article
Arts, A., Melero, Y., Webster, G., Sharma, N., Tintarev, N., Tait, E., …Van der Wal, R. (2020)
On the merits and pitfalls of introducing a digital platform to aid conservation management: Volunteer data submission and the mediating role of volunteer coordinators. Journal of Environmental Management, 265, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2020.110497
Against a backdrop of accelerating digital innovation in nature conservation and environmental management, a real-world experiment was conducted with the research aims of asse...

The Social Impact of Digital Youth Work: What Are We Looking For?

Journal Article
Webster, G., Pawluczuk, A., Smith, C., & Hall, H. (2019)
The Social Impact of Digital Youth Work: What Are We Looking For?. Media and Communication, 7(2), 59-68. https://doi.org/10.17645/mac.v7i2.1907
Digital youth work is an emerging field of research and practice which seeks to investigate and support youth-centred digital literacy initiatives. Whilst digital youth work p...

'Digital youth work: youth workers' balancing act between digital innovation and digital literacy insecurity.

Journal Article
Pawluczuk, A., Hall, H., Webster, G., & Smith, C. (2019)
'Digital youth work: youth workers' balancing act between digital innovation and digital literacy insecurity. Information Research, 24(1),
Purpose: The aim of this paper is to present empirical research which examines the ways youth workers in the United Kingdom perceive their work in the context of digital liter...

The impact of work placement on graduate employment in computing: outcomes from a UK-based study

Journal Article
Smith, S., Taylor-Smith, E., Smith, C., & Webster, G. (2018)
The impact of work placement on graduate employment in computing: outcomes from a UK-based study. International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 19(4), 359-369
This study followed recent computing graduates into the workplace and explored their undergraduate experiences of work placements and subsequent impact on graduate employment....

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