I am a lecturer in library and information studies. I live and work in south east Queensland, Australia.
I’m interested in the nexus between information, technology and people, and both my teaching and research are focused on this.
In the LIS field, my teaching interests are related to online collections and online service provision. I’m particularly interested in the applications of emerging technologies in public libraries. I also teach around corporate applications of social media and other emerging web based technologies, particularly in the context of information organisations (but in other contexts, too). I also teach in our Executive Information Practice program, focusing on leadership, innovation, and frameworks for problem solving.
Currently, my research is focused on how new mothers experience information in social media. I’m undertaking this research as part of my doctoral studies at the Queensland University of Technology (where I also teach).
I am a self-confessed gadget girl, a cut and paste techie, and a reader of ebooks. I also like to cook, but don’t do enough of it, and I’m learning (slowly!) to sew, with the help of YouTube and Twitter. My favourite way to spend my non-work hours is hanging out with my family, particularly my super delightful niece and nephew.