Dr Diane Pennington

Senior Lecturer

Computer and Information Sciences

Personal statement

I am a Senior Lecturer in Information Science and the Course Director for the MSc/PGDip in Information and Library Studies in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences.

My research areas include non-text information indexing and retrieval, qualitative methods for visual information, Emotional Information Retrieval (EmIR), information organisation, user behaviours on social media, and online health information preferences.

You can view my full CV at https://personal.cis.strath.ac.uk/diane.pennington/. 


"How to use it more?" Self-efficacy and its sources in the use of social media for knowledge sharing
Alshahrani Hussain, Rasmussen Pennington Diane
Journal of Documentation (2019)
Connecting the silos : implementations and perceptions of linked data across European libraries
Pennington Diane, Cagnazzo Laura
Journal of Documentation Vol 75, pp. 643-666 (2019)
Measuring passive engagement with health information on social media
Alhayan Fatimah, Pennington Diane, Ayouni Sara
2018 21st Saudi Computer Society National Computer Conference IEEE Saudi Section 21st Saudi Computer Society National Computer Conference (2018)
Information attributes
Ruthven Ian, Pennington Diane
Information at Work (2018) (2018)
"Why not use it more?" Sources of self-efficacy in researchers’ use of social media for knowledge sharing
Alshahrani Hussain, Rasmussen Pennington Diane
Journal of Documentation Vol 74, pp. 1274-1292 (2018)
Introduction : the continuing evolution of social tagging
Spiteri Louise F, Rasmussen Pennington Diane
Social Tagging for Linked Data Across Environments (2018) (2018)

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I teach Organisation of Knowledge as well as Library Technology & Systems for our MSc/PGDip in Information and Library Studies. I also supervise MSc and PhD research projects. 

Prior to arriving at the University of Strathclyde, I taught classes in research methods and statistics, online searching, systems analysis, social media for libraries, database design, web usability, web development, metadata, indexing/abstracting, and cataloguing/classification. 

Research interests

  • Non-text information indexing and retrieval
  • Information organisation
  • Emotional Information Retrieval (EmIR)
  • Information engagement
  • Online health information preferences


Professional activities

Evidence Based Library and Information Practice
Developing and applying theoretical frameworks to your research
How can we best design online mental health resources?
Social media in the classroom
How can Scottish libraries link their resources to the world?
Navigating Social Systems: Information Behaviour in Refugee Integration

more professional activities


Finding solutions to advance digital health for addressing unmet needs in relation to self-harming
Pennington, Diane (Principal Investigator)
02-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2018
Shifting paradigms for dementia: Involving people living with dementia across research, policy and practice
Gibson, Grant (Principal Investigator) Pennington, Diane (Co-investigator)
Funded by the Scottish Universities Insight Institute Programmes of Knowledge Exchange (£17,502.50)
01-Jan-2017 - 28-Jan-2018

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Computer and Information Sciences
Livingstone Tower

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