Wednesday, 24 October 2012

New appointments make the iSchool larger than ever

With three new academic appointments this year, the School now has a larger complement of staff than at any previous point in its history.

Dr Jorge Martins originally joined the School as a doctoral researcher in 2008, and now joins us as a member of academic staff. With a background in e-learning research, knowledge and information management and information systems, Jorge will be teaching on a range of courses, including his own Information Architecture module for our new undergraduate Informatics degrees.

Dr Stephen Pinfield joins us from his Chief Information Officer post at the University of Nottingham. Stephen has a particular interest in scholarly communication futures and library and information strategy, and research and teaching experience in a wide range of subjects, including digital library development, project management, systems implementations in organisations, scholarly communications, publishing, and research data management.

Dr Farida Vis  was previously a lecturer at the University of Leicester, and her work is centrally concerned with researching social media, crisis communication, data journalism and citizen engagement. Farida is a co-author on the Data Journalism Handbook, and led the social media analysis on an academic team that examined 2.6 million riot tweets, part of the Guardian’s groundbreaking Reading the Riots project, which won a Data Journalism Award at the inaugural ceremony for this new journalism award.

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