Dr Melanie Benson Marshall

BA (Nottingham), MA (Sheffield), PhD (Sheffield)

Information School

University Teaching Associate and Research Associate

Melanie Benson Marshall
m.benson-marshall@sheffield.ac.uk

Full contact details

Dr Melanie Benson Marshall
Information School
Regent Court (IS)
211 Portobello
Sheffield
S1 4DP
Profile

After completing my BA, I worked for a major academic publisher for several years in acquisitions and project management, across several areas of Engineering and Computer Science, before moving to Sheffield to undertake the MA Librarianship course. I then completed a PhD in the Information School, in the area of migration and information behaviour, and have since been teaching and working on a range of research projects in the School.

Research interests

My research focuses on information behaviour in migration; my PhD thesis examined the role of information in the migration experience of young Polish women in the UK. I have also undertaken or contributed to research in the areas of space and place, including use of academic libraries and other campus learning spaces; library design, architecture, and spatial considerations; and the use of visual and creative methods.

Publications

Journal articles

Reports

Teaching activities

I teach primarily on modules within the Librarianship and Library and Information Services Management programmes, as well supervising postgraduate dissertations.

  • INF6005 Management for Library and Information Services
  • INF6031/INF6531 Public and School Libraries
  • INF6041 ICTs, Innovation and Change
  • INF6340 Research Methods and Dissertation Preparation
  • INF6501 Personal and Professional Development Portfolio
  • INF6511 Information and Knowledge Management
  • INF6513 Leadership, Strategy and Change