Christine Irving is a part-time Research Fellow within the Centre for Social Informatics in the Institute for Informatics and Digital Innovation at Edinburgh Napier University.
Irving is currently working on the TDG Placement Outcome Study Can pay, should pay? A comparison of outcomes for paid and unpaid work opportunities for employers and students. This study identifies the core issues underpinning the paid/unpaid student work opportunities debate. She is also a researcher on the CILIP-commissioned market research project Training provision for the library, information and knowledge sector.
In 2012 Irving worked on the RiLIES2 project.
Irving's main research expertise lies in information literacy and lifelong learning. Other themes in which she maintains an active interest in include reflective practice and library and information science research. Through her involvement in the LIS Research Coalition, DREaM Project and the CILIP Library and Information Research Group (LIRG) she has a growing interest in online communities and collaboration.
When not at Edinburgh Napier University, Christine is a Freelance Information Professional.
To access Christine's external web presence, please see her
Cruickshank, P., Hall, H., Irving, C. (2012). The right resources to support LIS research: findings from the RiLIES2 project poll. Library and Information Research, 36, (113), 24-31.
Hall, H., Irving, C., Cruickshank, P. (2012). Improving access to Library and Information Science research: Maximizing its relevance and impact to practitioners . Business Information Review, 29, (4), 224-230.
Irving, C. (2012). Engaging and influencing policy and the curriculum – the Scottish Information Literacy Project experience. In: Rankin, C., Brock, A. (Eds.) Library services for children and young people: Challenges and opportunities in the digital age, , () ( ed.). (pp. ). London, UK: . Facet.See all publications