I am an information professional by trade and have been delivering teaching within academia and the information and library field for over a decade. I particularly teach, write and give talks on digital academia, information literacy, social media, Altmetrics, technology, scholarly communications, open research, web and information science, and mobile apps. My expertise focuses on how these technologies can be employed to support academics, library and information professionals and allied research support professionals to take advantage of the new digital environment.
In my day job I am an Information Specialist at The School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) at the University of Sheffield. Whilst working at Sheffield I received a Teaching Senate Award from The University of Sheffield’ for pioneering work on the first MOOCs in my institution in 2013. I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and in 2017 I was named one of Jisc’s Top 10 Social Media Superstars in Higher Education.
I also sit on the Library and Information Association (and held position of Chair for two years) - Multi Media and Information Technology Committee. I'm also on the UKSG Education and Events Committee. I regularly blog and guest write, mostly for the popular LSE Impact of Social Sciences Blog, The Conversation and I edited a book on Altmetrics for Facet Publishing. which is aimed at researchers and librarians. I am also a writer and contributor to professional information and knowledge management website Jinfo.