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

 

Media Activity

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

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Fellow of HEA
  • Member of ISACA

 

Public/Community Engagement

  • SGSSS pathway representative for information science

 

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

Presentation / Conference
Milosheva, M., Hall, H., Robertson, P., & Cruickshank, P. (2022, February)
A sequential explanatory methodology for the study of young people’s career information literacy and career information behaviours. Poster presented at iConference 2022, Online
Poster presented at iConference 2022, Online, 28 Feb - 4 Mar 2022.

The role of information in career development

Journal Article
Milosheva, M., Robertson, P., Cruickshank, P., & Hall, H. (2021)
The role of information in career development. Journal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling, 47(1), 12-20. https://doi.org/10.20856/jnicec.4703
The role of information in career development has received relatively little research attention. A literature review completed as part of a doctorate in the first half of 2021...

Tracking Stream Quality Issues in Combined Physical and Radar Sensors for IoT-based Data-driven Actuation

Conference Proceeding
Bamgboye, O., Liu, X., Cruickshank, P., Liu, Q., & Zhang, Y. (in press)
Tracking Stream Quality Issues in Combined Physical and Radar Sensors for IoT-based Data-driven Actuation.
In this paper, a stream quality tracking for measurements from combined radar and physical sensors is developed. The authors proposed the use of RDF stream processing system a...

Evaluation of engagement with hyperlocal e-participation systems by citizens and representatives

Thesis
Cruickshank, P. Evaluation of engagement with hyperlocal e-participation systems by citizens and representatives. (Thesis)
Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2805712
This work is concerned with the information practices associated with hyperlocal representation. The findings derive from an evaluation of a portfolio of ten previously publis...

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...

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...

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. ...

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