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DIS PhD student Tessa Lambri invited to give presentation at the Jill Dando Institute International Crime Science Conference

June 6, 2013

PhD student, Tessa Lambri, is to give an invited presentation at the International Crime Science Conference at the British Library on July 16 2013. Tessa’s talk is entitled ‘The Impact of the Police National Database on Information Sharing’ and will be part of a parallel session entitled ‘Big Data and Identity’. Her talk will be based on the findings of her PhD research, supervised by Dr. Louise Cooke and Prof. Tom Jackson, conducted under the joint-sponsorship of Loughborough University and the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA)/ Home Office.


DIS finalist called up to represent England Sevens at rugby

April 25, 2013

Congratulations to Callum Wilson (IMBS finalist) on his call-up to the 2013-14 England Sevens rugby squad.




Dr Derek Stephens: EPSRC bid successful

June 18, 2012
Dr Derek Stephens

Derek picks up his award for ‘Most Involved Lecturer’ (School of Science awards, 2012.

Dr Derek Stephens (Information Science) and other researchers at information science departments at City University London and Middlesex University are spearheading the development of methods for Data Intensive Visual Analytics (DIVA) through a project funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL).

The £215,000 exploratory project investigates visual approaches for understanding and communicating dynamic, uncertain and frequently conflicting data that are derived from numerous sources.

The research team will develop methods for storing, communicating and utilising metadata about the data themselves and the processes used in their analysis and interpretation. They will focus on issues such as data origin, data quality and analytical process. The methods will use cutting edge visualization methods and be transferable and applicable at both operational and strategic levels in a number of domains that rely upon data intensive systems.

#1 in Librarianship and Information Management

June 18, 2012

The Department of Information is #1 in the UK for Librarianship and Information Management – Times Good University guide 2013:

School of Science Lecturer of the Year Awards 2012

June 15, 2012

A report courtesy of Natalie Boon (PwE finalist):

A brilliant night was had by students and staff alike, who came on down to Room 1 in the Students’ Union and enjoyed the awards ceremony alongside dedicatory speeches, drinks, food and live entertainment.

The winners from the Department of Information Science were:

and on a school level, one of ours won as well! The award for Most Involved Lecturer in the School of Science went to Derek Stephens.

The 2012 winners

2012 winners – (l-r) Dr Louise Cooke, Natalie Boon, Dr Derek Stephens, Wendy Olphert

All staff expressed their sincere thanks for the award and nomination, gratitude for the event, and appreciation generally for the students they engage with and the experiences that they have had that they feel have led them to where they are today.


The school’s Programme Presidents had been working hard on this event for some time behind the scenes, creating surveys and gathering quotes to ensure that the entire evening could run under budget. A sheer wealth of time and effort went into this, including liaisons with the Dean of the school, Paul Chung, the Associate Dean of Teaching, Ray Dawson, Paul’s wonderful PA Pam Taylor, and numerous other staff members besides, and the input from all made the evening a roaring success!

Finalists voted for various categories on school and departmental levels, rewarding as many staff as possible from all arenas, including support staff too!

The Future:

Hopefully the success of this year’s event will pave the way for similarly successful events in the future!

Well done to all, and thanks again to those who came!

PhD Studentships: Department of Information Science

June 15, 2012

The Department of Information Science at Loughborough University is an active and highly regarded Department, which, since its creation in 1972, has established a national and international reputation in its field. The staff are committed to being at the leading edge of the discipline and to providing a first class learning and teaching experience for all students.

The Department is pleased to be able to offer 3 PhD Studentships to successful UK and EU applicants beginning their studies in October 2012. The Studentships include UK/EU fulltime tuition fees and an annual tax free stipend of £13590 (2011-12 rates).


The Department of Information Science will consider applications from all information science subject areas. However, it is particularly interested in applications in the following areas:

Data visualisation

Competitive intelligence for SMEs

Gender and on-line communities

Knowledge management in the third sector


Applicants should have at least an upper second class degree in a subject relevant to their research proposal by the start date.

How to Apply

You should apply online via: Please quote reference: DIS Studentships when applying.

Advice on the content of the research proposal can be found at

Deadline for submission of full application (including research proposal): Friday 20th July. It is anticipated that interviews will take place on Tuesday 31st July.

Enquiries about the application process can be made to Lynda Langton at or on 01509 223081. Informal enquiries about the research areas should, in the first instance, be directed to Dr Gillian Ragsdell at or on 01509 223082.

Masterclass publishing series: 2 May (2-4pm), Lab 5, Pilkington Building

April 30, 2012

Publishing Masterclass: second session