MemberAlison Pope

I spend most of my time thinking about and working on digital technology and its power to inform, educate and entertain.   Like any tool, digital technology is progressive and creative, advancing and improving our lives in many ways; but it can also be disruptive and even dangerous depending on how it is used.  These effects can be intentional or unintended.  My aim is to understand how to best use technology to engage and empower as many people as possible whilst preventing or mitigating the auto-information disorders that degrade digital environments. My scholarship spans history, cultural and media studies, information science, social science and computing. My research interests centre on the evolution of documentary and communication media, the adoption of technology and associated socio-cultural shifts. My  research has explored different advances in digital media: the web and digital publishing, digital television and narrowcasting, and the growing use of data sensors to quantify and analyse environments and behaviours. Working as a business analyst I’ve applied a wide range of methods and techniques from both my research training and professional certifications to design and develop various systems and services.  I have a growing interest in behaviour driven design, data ethics and accessibility.

MemberCait Peterson

…Journal article: ‘Inspiration and how it is found: Exploring psychological and information behaviour theories’, in Art Libraries Journal, July 2020, Volume 45, Issue 3, pages 85-89.…

I am currently the subject librarian for the textile design courses at Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London. I am also an illustrator, print-maker, and children’s book creator. I am interested in the concept of ‘inspiration’, what this is, and how it is found, especially in the context of higher education libraries.

MemberBobby Smiley

…val History, Information & Culture: A Journal of History, March 2015.

“Isaac Weiner, Religion Out Loud, and MSU DH” (blog post), Digital Humanities at Michigan State, February 2015.

Review of N. Katherine Hayles and Jessica Pressman (eds.), Comparative Textual Media: Transforming the Humanities in the Postprint Era, Information & Culture: A Journal of History, November 2014.

“Proposed model of information behaviour in crisis: the case of Hurricane Sandy” (with Irene Lopatovska) Information Review 19 (1), paper 610, March 2014.

“Saudi Arabia,” s.v., Encyclopedia of Global Religion, Volume 2. Mark Juergenmeyer and Wade Clark Roof (eds.), (Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, 2012), p. 1132.

“Sudan,” s.v., Encyclopedia of Global Religion, Volume 2. Mark Juergenmeyer and Wade Clark Roof (eds.)…

MemberDr. Mohammad Mizanur Rahman

Rahman has completed his MBA (2010) and BBA (2008) degrees from a reputed public university named Rajshahi University, Bangladesh. In 2019, he also completed his PhD degree from a research based public university named Universiti Putra Malaysia. Currently, he is working as an academician in department of business administration at Metropolitan University, Sylhet, Bangladesh. The research interest areas of Rahman are management, Organisational Behaviour (OB), Human Resource Management (HRM), strategic management, Total Quality Management (TQM), higher education systems and Information technology. Rahman is usually more focusing in quantitative techniques using three main statistical software which are SPSS, CB-SEM and PLS-SEM.

MemberDaniel Powell

Daniel Powell is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow in the Digital Scholarly Editing Initial Training (DiXiT) Network, a Marie Curie Action funded by the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development. Based at the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London, he researchers collaborative knowledge creation, social editing practices, and crowdsourcing. Powell is also a Doctoral Candidate in English at the University of Victoria, where he has for a number of years been affiliated with the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab ( At both institutions, he has worked extensively on issues of graduate training and mentorship; historicising patterns of academic behaviour; systemic discussion of university development; and large-scale digital projects. He is a member of the Modern Language Association’s Committee on Information Technology, Project Manager for the Andrew W. Mellon-funded Renaissance Knowledge Network, and editor (along with Melissa Dalgleish) of Graduate Training in the 21st Century, a project within the agenda-setting #Alt-Academy collection on MediaCommons (