Professor Steven Buchanan (Principal Investigator)
Steven was the principle investigator who led all aspects of this project. He is Professor of Human Information Behaviour at the University of Stirling. His work examines how and why people seek information (or not), and effective channels and sources of information, and influencing factors. He explores complex access and internalised behavioural factors, the former influenced by technology and literacy issues, the latter by social structures and norms. His work provides insight into what information to provide, to whom, and how. Much of his work addresses the enduring limitations of mass communication strategies, informing targeted interventions both physical and digital (and interplays between) in the socio-ecological context.
Steven can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Ian Ruthven (Co Investigator)
Ian was a co-investigator on this project who examined mothers’ use of online forums. He is a Professor of Information Seeking and Retrieval within the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at Strathclyde.
Cara Jardine (Research Associate)
Cara was a research associate on this project who undertook much of the fieldwork. She is currently a Teaching Associate in the School of Social Work and Social Policy at Strathclyde.
Emma Nicol (Research Associate)
Emma was also a research associate on this project who also undertook fieldwork. She is currently a Research Associate within the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at Strathclyde.