Strathclyde iSchool Reseach GroupAbout us

We conduct research into information behaviours, information users, and information access systems. We seek to understand how people interact with information, the processes and technology that help them access information, and the behaviours in which people engage when engaging with information. We look at information systems and information used in many domains including health, leisure, cultural heritage and professional settings and our research is influencing policy, system design, and professional training.’

Our work is theoretically underpinned by internationally recognised expertise in: 

We bridge theory and practice, working collaboratively with a number of partners on funded research including:

  • National Health Service Scotland
  • BAE Systems
  • National Museums Scotland
  • Thales
  • BIP
  • Microsoft
  • Ofcom
  • Internet Watch Foundation
  • LGBT Foundation
  • BBC
  • Marie Curie Cancer Care
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • and many others’

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.