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