I am a freelance researcher within the world of libraries, information, culture, publishing and the digital society.
I am also web editor (p/t) at the Ethical Consumer magazine (from Feb/March 2021).
I was a civil servant at the Welsh Government for 13 years, involved with all aspects of library policy and strategy. Prior to that I was in education, undertaking Masters degrees and a doctorate. I also worked in various libraries and for Honno, a women’s publishing company in Wales.
The ‘other me’ is a yoga teacher and massage therapist. I try to keep my social media channels separate but if you’re interested in those aspects please look up my yoga and massage Facebook page, Twitter account, Instagram account, or website and blog.
In my spare time I like exploring the local area, recreational cycling and jogging, gardening, vegan cooking (and eating!), spending time with my cat, reading, and listening to music (live and at home).
I live in Scotland, land of my birth, and moved here in 2018 from Wales (where I lived for 20 years).
Brief education history
PhD: A library of our own: the potential for a women’s library in Wales (2002-06), Department of Information Studies, Aberystwyth University. Available online via Aberystwyth University’s thesis portal.
MSc(Econ) Information Systems (Research Training Masters), (2001-02), Department of Information and Library Studies, University of Wales Aberystwyth.
MSc(Econ) Information and Library Studies, (1998-99), Department of Information and Library Studies, University of Wales Aberystwyth
BA Hons Geography, (1993-96), Jesus College, Oxford University