Professor Peter Willett

Professor of Information Science

MA (Oxford), MSc (Sheffield), PhD (Sheffield), DSc (Sheffield)

Peter Willett

p.willett@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 (0)114 222 2633

I obtained an MA in Natural Sciences (Chemistry) from Oxford University, following which I came to the Postgraduate School of Librarianship and Information Science (as it was then called) at the University of Sheffield in 1975 to study for an MSc in Information Science. Following that, a PhD on the indexing of chemical reactions and post-doctoral work on the automatic classification of document databases, I was appointed to a lecturership in 1979. I was awarded a personal chair in 1991 and a DSc in 1997 and have spent my entire professional career here in the School.

University Responsibilities

  • Deputy Head of School.
  • Member of the Discipline Committee, Grievance Committee and the Appeals Committee of Senate relating to the Progress of Students.