Dr Bruce Ryan is a Researcher within the Centre for Social
Informatics. Following completion of his PhD, he spent 15 years in educational publishing before returning to study for an MSc in Information
Systems Development at Edinburgh Napier University.
While undertaking his
Masters studies, and following successful completion of the course in early
2014, Bruce has worked as a Research Associate on a number of research projects
within the Centre for Social Informatics, mainly focused on the use of technology for democratic engagement. He has also been involved in library and information science research, notably the CILIP/ARA Workforce Mapping Project, completed in 2015.
Bruce's main research and personal interests coalesce around the use
of ICT in hyperlocal government, centering on Scottish Community Councils.
Facets of these interests include the actual technologies that are, could and
should be used; how elected hyperlocal representatives learn them; whether, and
if so, how Communities of Practice form around such matters; how hyperlocal
governments develop and learn in general.
Cruickshank, P., Ryan, B. (2015). The Communities of Practice model for understanding digital engagement by hyperlocal elected representatives. In: Tambouris, E., Janssen, M., Wimmer, M. (Eds.) Electronic Government and Electronic Participation, 22, () ( ed.). (pp. 11-18). : . IOS Press.
Cruickshank, P., Ryan, B., Smith, C. (2014). 'Hyperlocal e-democracy'? The experience of Scotland's Community Councils. In: Parycek, P., Edelmann, N. (Eds.) CeDEM14 Proceedings, , () (2014 ed.). (pp. 73-84). Krems, Austria: . Edition Donau-Universität Krems.See all publications