Stefan P. Hodson

Location: Information School, Regent Court

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After graduating from the University of Central Lancashire in Economics, Stefan went on to complete Masters degrees in International Relations at Lancaster and Information Studies at Strathclyde Universities.

Having previously taught at both high school and undergraduate levels, he now holds a Sheffield Information School, departmental teaching scholarship and is working towards completing a PhD in the area of workplace information literacy. Other vocational experience includes leadership roles at Barclays PLC and a number of exclusive hospitality locations, together with a period in Library and Research Services at the Scottish Government.

In his spare time, Stefan enjoys mountain and wilderness trekking, gold prospecting and supporting Blackburn Rovers Football Club.

PhD title

Investigating information literacy in the Civil Service workplace

Project description

To investigate the experience, conceptions and expressions of information literacy in the workplace setting. Using the case study of a Civil Service environment, the practice of workplace information literacy will be observed, along with the organisation's structures, policies and considerations towards information literacy.

The intended outcome is a greater understanding of the role information literacy plays in the organisation, how different workers experience it and how this knowledge can then benefit the organisation by potential operational improvements and planning consideration.

Research interests

Primarily the practice of information literacy in various novel situations; Information behaviours; The definition and concept of information;


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