Peter Cruickshank


Peter Cruickshank has a background in business, accountancy, IS Audit and information governance generally. He retains an active interest and delivers courses and lectures in these and related areas, and 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.

He was also a member of the team that conducted market research for the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) in the project Training provision for the library, information and knowledge sector. Previously he had been part of the tems 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)ORCID 0000-0002-7687-2652




Media Activity

  • Smart Cities project in the Times
  • Attended Future EDemocracy '09, leading to quote on BBC news site
  • 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
  • EuroPetition on EuroNews


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


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