Projects per year
I am currently a Teaching Associate in social work. Prior to this I was a research associate on an ESRC funded information poverty study, exploring how public information providers can better support young first time mothers from marginalised communities. This project reflects my research interests in relationships, young people and social inclusion, established over the course of my previous role as a research assistant with the Criminal Justice Social Work Development Centre and my doctoral research, which was completed at the University of Edinburgh. My PhD research utilised ethnographic observation and unstructured, qualitative interviews with men in women in prison, family members in the community and relevant professionals to examine the impact of imprisonment on these relationships and the implications for future outcomes for both the family and the criminal justice system. I am particularly interested in reflexivity and innovative, creative and collaborative research methods.
Research Output per year
Developing information literacy in dependent and disadvantaged circumstances: a transitional approach in the digital health contextBuchanan, S., Jardine, C. & Ruthven, I., 19 Jan 2018, Fifth European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL), Sep 18-21 2017, Saint-Malo, France. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, p. 409-418 10 p. (Communications in Computer and Information Science).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution
Research output: Book/Report › Other report
Activities per year
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in workshop, seminar, course