Our group performs research into information systems and behaviours. In pursuit of a literate and informed society, much of our work is with external groups. We investigate human information need and use, and we're informing future interactive information system design.
Our work is theoretically underpinned by internationally recognised expertise in:
- interactive information retrieval
- information behaviour
- information law and ethics
- information engagement
We bridge theory and practice, working collaboratively with a number of partners on funded research including:
- National Health Service (NHS) Scotland
- BAE Systems
- National Museums Scotland
- National Galleries Scotland
- BiP Solutions Ltd
- European Space Agency
We have a large and internationally diverse PhD group and are members of the AHRC Information Science Doctoral Scheme Consortium and the Scottish Informatics & Computer Science Alliance.
Work with us
We welcome collaborative research enquiries from industry, academia, and the third sector. If you have any questions or queries please get in touch with our research group leader Professor Ian Ruthven.