Peter Cruickshank
Peter Cruickshank

Dr Peter Cruickshank

Associate Professor

Biography

Peter's main research area is information practices associated with engagement with digital systems. In particular, he has an active interest in issues around information literacy, and identity and trust in using online systems.

Peter has a background in information security and governance. 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 evaluate, develop and exploit information systems.

In the past, he has acted as leader of the Social Informatics research group within the Applied Informatics Subject Group (2019 and 2021-22) and as Head of International for the School of Computing (2021-22), with responsibility for supporting the development and promotion of transnational education links to universities around the world. He remains actively involved with both areas.

Peter 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.

He has carried out other research in library and information science, as a member of the team that conducted market research to training provision for information professionals, and barriers to impact of research on library and information science practitioners.

Peter has been a lead researcher in several e-participation projects (including EuroPetition and eRepresentative) focusing on the links between citizens and their elected representatives. He is on the Program Committee of several related conferences.

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Conference Organising Activity

  • Committee member - CeDEM/EGOV – International conference on e-participation.
  • Committe member - EGOVIS: International Conference on Electronic Government
  • On programme committe of International Conference on Social Informatics, SocInfo 2010
  • 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
  • Centre for Social Informatics hosts Open Knowledge Foundation meet-up

 

Editorial Activity

  • Editorial board of the Journal of Electronic Democracy (JeDEM
  • Peter Cruickshank on editorial board of International Journal of Advances in Security

 

External Examining/Validations

  • External examiner - Graduate Certificate Petroleum Data Management
  • External Examiner - BSc (Hons) business computing degrees at Northumbria University

 

Media Activity

  • Smart Cities project in the Times
  • EuroPetition on EuroNews
  • In Government Computing interview Peter Cruickshank emphasises the need for human support for e-petitioners
  • Paper accepted for ePart10, Lausanne
  • Peter Cruickshank edits and posts wikipedia definition of "Smart City"
  • MSc project results published as advice to legal firms
  • Attended Future EDemocracy '09, leading to quote on BBC news site

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Fellow of HEA
  • Member of ISACA

 

Public/Community Engagement

  • SGSSS pathway representative for information science

 

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The collaborative use of career information by young people and career advisers: A thematic content analysis of career counselling records

Journal Article
Milosheva, M., Robertson, P., Cruickshank, P., & Hall, H. (2024)
The collaborative use of career information by young people and career advisers: A thematic content analysis of career counselling records. Australian Journal of Career Development, 33(1), 72-81. https://doi.org/10.1177/10384162241232267
This study explores the career information-seeking behaviours of young people and career advisers. These are examined through the interrogation of a secondary data set held by...

Information Literacy Impact Framework

Conference Proceeding
Ryan, B., Cruickshank, P., & Milosheva, M. (in press)
Information Literacy Impact Framework. In ECIL2023 (15-27). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-52998-6_2
This paper presents findings from a scoping review of academic literature reporting on information literacy (IL) impact. It is intended to deliver considerations towards a fra...

Translated transcription of a focus group with participative councillors, for information literacy research in Brazil

Dataset
Ryan, B., & Cruickshank, P. (2023)
Translated transcription of a focus group with participative councillors, for information literacy research in Brazil. [Dataset]. https://doi.org/10.17869/enu.2023.3407211
This focus group took place on 24 January 2019, in São Paulo city hall. It was held in English and Portuguese with eight participative councillors, with in situ interpretation...

An information literacy lens on community representation for participatory budgeting in Brazil

Journal Article
Cruickshank, P., & Ryan, B. (2023)
An information literacy lens on community representation for participatory budgeting in Brazil. Journal of Information Literacy, 17(2), 46-68. https://doi.org/10.11645/17.2.5
This paper presents an evaluation of the information literacies used by community representatives when engaging with participatory budgeting in São Paulo City, Brazil. Using q...

Information literacy and society: A report to present findings from a review of literature on the impact of information literacy on society

Report
Ryan, B., Cruickshank, P., & Milosheva, M. (2023)
Information literacy and society: A report to present findings from a review of literature on the impact of information literacy on society. Media and Information Literacy Alliance
This report presents findings from a review of literature reporting on the impact of information literacy (IL) on society. It is intended to deliver considerations on how acad...

Capturing career information use in everyday life: introducing the CIEL conceptual framework

Journal Article
Milosheva, M., Hall, H., Robertson, P., & Cruickshank, P. (2022)
Capturing career information use in everyday life: introducing the CIEL conceptual framework. Information Research, 27, https://doi.org/10.47989/irisic2217
Introduction. Everyday career information use is not fully addressed by extant theories, models, and frameworks. In this paper, a conceptual framework of career information be...

Information literacy impact framework: Final project report

Report
Cruickshank, P., Ryan, B., & Milosheva, M. (2022)
Information literacy impact framework: Final project report
This report presents findings from a review of literature reporting on information literacy (IL) impact. It is intended to deliver considerations towards a framework for impac...

Opportunities and risks in the use of AI in career development practice

Journal Article
Wilson, M., Robertson, P., Cruickshank, P., & Gkatzia, D. (2022)
Opportunities and risks in the use of AI in career development practice. Journal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling, 48(1), 48-57. https://doi.org/10.20856/jnicec.4807
The Covid-19 pandemic required many aspects of life to move online. This accelerated a broader trend for increasing use of ICT and AI, with implications for both the world of ...

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

Conference Proceeding
Milosheva, M., Hall, H., Robertson, P., & Cruickshank, P. (2022)
New information literacy horizons: Making the case for career information literacy. In Information literacy in a post-truth era: 7th European Conference, ECIL 2021 (online), September 20–23, 2021, revised selected papers (239-252). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-99885-1_21
A literature review on the broad theme of information literacy and work was undertaken between January and April 2021 as part of an on-going doctoral study. The purpose of the...

A sequential explanatory methodology for the study of young people's career information literacy and career information behaviours

Conference Proceeding
Milosheva, M., Hall, H., Robertson, P., & Cruickshank, P. (2022)
A sequential explanatory methodology for the study of young people's career information literacy and career information behaviours. In iConference 2022 Posters
In the information-rich post-pandemic employment environment, young people's career success is predicated on the extent to which they can apply career information to their car...

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