Peter Cruickshank

Biography

Peter Cruickshank's main research area is information practices associated with engagement with 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 social media tools and other technologies.

He has carried out other 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

  • Centre for Social Informatics hosts Open Knowledge Foundation meet-up
  • 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

 

Editorial Activity

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

 

Media Activity

  • Smart Cities project in the Times
  • In Government Computing interview Peter Cruickshank emphasises the need for human support for e-petitioners
  • 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
  • Attended Future EDemocracy '09, leading to quote on BBC news site

 

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New information literacy horizons: Making the case for career information literacy

Presentation / Conference
Milosheva, M., Hall, H., Robertson, P., & Cruickshank, P. (2021, September)
New information literacy horizons: Making the case for career information literacy. Paper presented at European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL) 2021, Bamberg, Germany [Online]
Objectives Several researchers have noted that traditional information literacy scholarship has focused primarily on the exploration of the meanings and applications of inform...

Workplace information literacy: Measures and methodological challenges

Journal Article
Widén, G., Ahmad, F., Nikou, S., Ryan, B., & Cruickshank, P. (2021)
Workplace information literacy: Measures and methodological challenges. Journal of Information Literacy, 15(2), https://doi.org/10.11645/15.2.2812
This paper focuses information literacy (IL) from a methodological perspective, addressing quantitative IL measures, suitable for evaluating the role of IL in supporting work...

The socio-material nature of careers work: An exploration of knowledge co-creation amongst career practitioners

Presentation / Conference
Milosheva, M., Hall, H., Robertson, P., Cruickshank, P., & Lyall, C. (2021, March)
The socio-material nature of careers work: An exploration of knowledge co-creation amongst career practitioners. Poster presented at iConference 2021, Beijing, China
While knowledge co-creation is a main source of innovation in organisations, little is known about the co-creation of knowledge in career settings, particularly in the context...

The socio-material nature of careers work: an exploration of knowledge co-creation amongst career practitioners

Conference Proceeding
Milosheva, M., Hall, H., Robertson, P., Cruickshank, P., & Lyall, C. (2021)
The socio-material nature of careers work: an exploration of knowledge co-creation amongst career practitioners. In iConference 2021 Poster Proceedings
While knowledge co-creation is a main source of innovation in organisations, little is known about the co-creation of knowledge in career settings, particularly in the context...

Assisting Information Practice: From Information Intermediary To Social Proxy

Journal Article
Cruickshank, P., Webster, G., & Ryan, F. (2020)
Assisting Information Practice: From Information Intermediary To Social Proxy. Information Research, 25(4 (supplement)), https://doi.org/10.47989/irisic2017
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. (2020)
Information Literacy as a joint competence shaped by everyday life and workplace roles amongst Scottish community councillors. Information Research, 25(4 (supplement)), https://doi.org/10.47989/irisic2008
*Introduction: This paper addresses the information practices of hyperlocal democratic representatives, and their acquisition and application of information literacy skills. ...

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

Journal Article
Cruickshank, P., & Hall, H. (2020)
Talking to imagined citizens? Information sharing practices and proxies for e-participation in hyperlocal democratic settings. Information Research, 25(4), https://doi.org/10.47989/irpaper880
Introduction. Prior research in Information Science often uses constructs from Social Exchange Theory to explain online information sharing. Exchange theories have a strong fo...

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 ...

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...

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