Dr Melanie Benson Marshall

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

Information School

University Teaching Associate and Research Associate

Melanie Benson Marshall

Full contact details

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

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.


Journal articles


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