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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Events

Esteem

Conference Organising Activity

  • Committee member - CeDEM/EGOV – International conference on e-participation.
  • Committe member - EGOVIS: International Conference on Electronic Government
  • Peter Cruickshank on SocInfo 2011 Programme Committee
  • Centre for Social Informatics hosts Open Knowledge Foundation meet-up
  • 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)

 

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

 

Date


76 results

Agile Implementation and Expansive Learning: Identifying Contradictions and Their Resolution Using an Activity Theory Perspective

Conference Proceeding
Chita, P., Cruickshank, P., Smith, C., & Richards, K. (2020)
Agile Implementation and Expansive Learning: Identifying Contradictions and Their Resolution Using an Activity Theory Perspective. In Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming. , (3-19). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-49392-9_1
A key challenge organisations face when transitioning to agile delivery methods is that of quickly and effectively learning new ways of working. This study posits that fundame...

Workshop report for DISIPRAC: Digital identity security information practices of citizens (March 2020)

Report
Cruickshank, P., & Ryan, F. (2020)
Workshop report for DISIPRAC: Digital identity security information practices of citizens (March 2020). Edinburgh: Edinburgh Napier University
The report reflects the outcome of a workshop with practitioners held on 27 February 2020. It is aimed at practitioners and policy makers, and gives some evidence of a number ...

Build, manage and evaluate: information practices and personal reputations on social media platforms

Journal Article
Lawson, A., Ryan, F. V., Cruickshank, P., & Hall, H. (2019)
Build, manage and evaluate: information practices and personal reputations on social media platforms. Information Research, 24(4),
Introduction. The broad theme of this paper is the use of information to build, manage and evaluate personal reputations. It reports the findings of a study that considered t...

Semantic Stream Management Framework for Data Consistency in Smart Spaces

Conference Proceeding
Bamgboye, O., Liu, X., & Cruickshank, P. (2019)
Semantic Stream Management Framework for Data Consistency in Smart Spaces. https://doi.org/10.1109/COMPSAC.2019.10188
Semantic technology can provide a bridge between smart applications and Internet of Things (IoT) to enable possible integration and interoperability of data produced by hetero...

Closing the researcher-practitioner gap: an exploration of the impact of an AHRC networking grant

Journal Article
Hall, H., Cruickshank, P., & Ryan, B. (2019)
Closing the researcher-practitioner gap: an exploration of the impact of an AHRC networking grant. Journal of Documentation, 75(5), 1056-1081. https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-12-2018-0212
Purpose: Results are presented from a study that investigated the extent to which learning gained through participation in three research methods workshops funded by an AHRC n...

Build, manage and evaluate: information practices and personal reputations on social media platforms

Presentation / Conference
Ryan, F., Hall, H., Cruickshank, P., & Lawson, A. (2019, June)
Build, manage and evaluate: information practices and personal reputations on social media platforms. Paper presented at Conceptions of Library and Information Science 10 (CoLIS10), Ljubjana, Slovenia
Introduction. The broad theme of this paper is the use of information to build, manage and evaluate personal reputations. It reports the findings of a study that considered th...

Towards Modelling and Reasoning about Uncertain Data of Sensor Measurements for Decision Support in Smart Spaces.

Conference Proceeding
Bamgboye, O., Liu, X., & Cruickshank, P. (2018)
Towards Modelling and Reasoning about Uncertain Data of Sensor Measurements for Decision Support in Smart Spaces. In 2018 IEEE 42nd Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC)https://doi.org/10.1109/COMPSAC.2018.10330
Smart Spaces currently benefits from Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructures in order to realise its objectives. In many cases, it demonstrates this through certain automated...

Blurred reputations: Managing professional and private information online

Journal Article
Ryan, F. V., Cruickshank, P., Hall, H., & Lawson, A. (2020)
Blurred reputations: Managing professional and private information online. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 52(1), 16-26. https://doi.org/10.1177/0961000618769977
Results are reported from a study that investigated patterns of information behaviour and use as related to personal reputation building and management in online environments....

Practices of community representatives in exploiting information channels for citizen democratic engagement

Journal Article
Hall, H., Cruickshank, P., & Ryan, B. (2019)
Practices of community representatives in exploiting information channels for citizen democratic engagement. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 51(4), 950-961. https://doi.org/10.1177/0961000618769966
The purpose of the research was to investigate the practices of elected, yet unpaid, community councillors in Scotland as they exploit information channels for democratic enga...

Long-term community development within a researcher network: a social network analysis of the DREaM project cadre

Journal Article
Hall, H., Cruickshank, P., & Ryan, B. (2018)
Long-term community development within a researcher network: a social network analysis of the DREaM project cadre. Journal of Documentation, 74(4), 844-861. https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-05-2017-0069
Purpose Results are reported from a study that investigated the extent to which an intervention to develop a community of library and information science researchers – the Dev...

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