A brief CV

(last updated 2020_10_08)

Bruce Martin Ryan BSc, MSc, PhD

Contact details

email b.ryan@napier.ac.uk
Twitter @bruce_research
Edinburgh Napier University https://www.napier.ac.uk/people/bruce-ryan

Career history

2014 to present Researcher, Centre for Social Informatics, Edinburgh Napier University
2008-2011 Senior Project Editor, Leckie & Leckie
2008 Project Editor, Leckie & Leckie
2007 Freelance copy-editor, proofreader and web-developer
2007 Project Editor, Leckie & Leckie
2006-2007 Travel in India and Indonesia, and temporary work contracts
1994-2005 Production Manager, Leckie & Leckie

Education

2011-2014 MSc in Information Systems Development, Edinburgh Napier University
– Distinction and winner of class medal
1989-1996 PhD in Organic Chemistry, University of St Andrews
1985-1989 BSc (Hons) in Chemistry, University of St Andrews

Publications

See full publications list. (includes MSc dissertation)
7 papers from PhD

project work

2020-2021 ‘iDP’: Information professionals and volunteers as ‘digital proxies’: impact on effectiveness of clients and employees of informal support in accessing services
This project will investigate emergent digital proxy practices by staff within local government, libraries, and civil society organisations. The goal is to investigate the impact of these practices on staff roles, and to develop practice recommendations, and guidelines for organisations to ensure the protection of staff and clients.
Main roles: supporting research and workshop activities
This project is funded by the Scottish Funding Council.
2020 Public Engagement and information literacy
This seed-project is an empirical study of what the ideas in information literacy models mean to ‘real people’.
Main roles: project definition, data-gathering and analysis
This project is funded by Edinburgh Napier University.
2020 Information Avoidance and diabetes
This seed-project is an empirical study into how and why some people may avoid engaging with information that may help them manage long-term health conditions, especially diabetes.
Main roles: data-gathering and analysis, administration
This project is funded by Edinburgh Napier University.
2019 GCRF map/database
This project was to built a web-map to display the projects supported by the Global Challenges Research Fund via the Scottish Funding Council. A demo version is available at http://socprojects.napier.ac.uk/GCRFmap/indexUNUSED.html 
Main roles: code-development and digital cartography, client-liaison,
This project was funded by the Scottish Funding Council.
2019-2021 RIVAL: Research, Impact, Value and LIS
(LIS = library and information science)
Building on a trial event in 2018, this series of four events aims to maximise the impact and value of library and information science research, by bringing together LIS researchers and professionals in a self-supporting community.
Main roles: admin and budgeting, videography, code-development and digital cartography, communications.
This project is funded by the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
2018-19 The role of participatory budgeting in supporting the very poor in Sao Paulo, Brazil
Main role: data-gathering and analysis.
The project was sponsored by the Global Challenges Research Fund.
2018-2020 Information literacy for digital engagement projects
These projects were focussed on various aspects of information literacy in Scottish community councils.
Main roles: designing and implementing research methods, project administration, reporting results
These projects were funded by CILIP and Edinburgh Napier University.
2015-2016 digiCC workshops
These projects focussed on promoting sharing of, and networking around, digital skills for community councillors.
Main roles: creating and running workshops, project administration, reporting results
These projects were funded by the Scottish Government and Edinburgh Napier University.
2014-2015 Workforce Mapping Project
This project was an investigation into the workforce in the Libraries, Archives, Records, Information and Knowledge Management sector.
Main role: methods investigation, report production
This project was funded by CILIP and ARA.
2014 Hyperlocal engagement
This project was an investigation into communities of practice and knowledge management around digital engagement in Scottish hyperlocal government.
Main role: data gathering and analysis
This project was funded by the Digital Economy ‘Communities and Culture’ Network+.
2014 Emergent ICT strategies for local democracy: capturing innovation
This project was a survey of community council online presences, concentrating on evidence of community engagement.
Main role: data gathering and analysis
This project was funded by Edinburgh Napier University.
2014 Community Council Location Finder
This project created an online, searchable map displaying community council locations and other information.
Main role: developer, client liaison
This project was funded by the Improvement Service.
2012 Community Council online presences: a survey
This project was an initial survey of Community Council online presences, concentrating on archetypes of online presence.
Main role: data gathering and analysis
This project was self-funded.

 

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