I am a Professor of Information Seeking and Retrieval in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Strathclyde. I graduated from the University of Glasgow with a BSc in Computing Science, before completing a Master's in Cognitive Science at the University of Birmingham and a PhD in Interactive Information Retrieval at Glasgow.
I mostly work in the area of information seeking and retrieval; understanding how (and why) people search for information and how electronic systems might help them search more successfully. This brings in a wide range of research including theoretical reseach on the design and modelling of information access systems, empirical research on interfaces and user interaction and research on the methodology of evaluating information access systems.
Currently, I am particularly interested in interactive information seeking across media; formal methods for information-seeking; document summarisation; affective computing; information-seeking behaviours and the role of tasks within evaluation.