Professor Nigel Ford
Professor of Information Science
BA French Studies (Leeds), MA Librarianship (Sheffield)
After completing my MA in Librarianship at Sheffield, I worked as a Tutor Librarian at Edge Hill College (now University) where I developed my interest in educational aspects of information behavior through engagement with in-service teacher education and resource-based curriculum development at higher education level. Moving to a lecturing post in the Information School at Sheffield in 1981 (then the Postgraduate School of Librarianship and Information Science), I was able to indulge my enthusiasms for research and teaching, further developing my interests in information behaviour and educational informatics. In 2004 I was awarded a personal chair. After reaching retirement age in 2011, I moved to a part-time contract and am pleased to be able to maintain my involvement with the teaching and research of the School.
- After reaching retirement age in 2011, I stepped down from my role as Director of Research and Head of the Educational Informatics Research Group, moving to a half time contract which enables me to continue to contribute to the teaching and research of the School.