Doctoral Supervision/Committees


Doctoral Dissertation/Thesis – Principal Supervision

  • Eric Forcier, Information Studies, Charles Sturt University, Australia (PhD) – “An exploration of the information behaviours of transmedia fan communities” (in progress)
  • Sarah Polkinghorne, Information Studies, Charles Sturt University, Australia (PhD) – “Information practices for everyday needs: an ethnographic study” (in progress)
  • Caroline Love, Agriculture, Charles Sturt University, Australia (PhD) – “Why do irrigators trade water?” (in progress)
  • Wade Kelly, Information Studies, Charles Sturt University, Australia (PhD) – “Dissemination and Popularization of Research: New Faculty Perceptions of Scholarly Communication and Public Outreach” (in progress)
  • Theresa Schindel, Library & Information Studies and Educational Policy Studies, University of Alberta, Canada (PhD) – “Pharmacists’ information behaviours and professional identities” (in progress)
  • Wes Ward, Environmental Sciences, Charles Sturt University, Australia (PhD) – “Communication for agricultural development in South East Asia: Pathways, problems and possibilities” (completed 2016)
  • Rebekah Willson, Information Studies, Charles Sturt University, Australia (PhD) – “Information in transition: Examining the information behaviour of academics as they transition into university careers” (completed 2016)
  • Jacob Wallis, Information Studies, Charles Sturt University, Australia (PhD) – “#digitalactivism: Networks, new media and political action” (completed 2014)
  • Kristie Saumure, Library & Information Studies and Psychology, University of Alberta, Canada (PhD) – “Motivation and the information behaviours of online learning students: The case of a professionally-oriented graduate program” (completed 2010)

Doctoral Dissertation/Thesis – Supervisory, Candidacy & Examining Committees

  • Ryan Keith, Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, Australia (PhD) – “Assessing and promoting environmental engagement in K-12 school cohorts” (co-supervisor; in progress)
  • Alison Hicks, Information Studies, Charles Sturt University, Australia (PhD) – “Information literacy in a time of transition: An investigation of the year abroad program” (co-supervisor; in progress)
  • Deborah Hicks, Educational Policy Studies, University of Alberta, Canada (PhD) – “The construction of librarians’ professional identities: A discourse analysis” (supervisory committee; in progress)
  • James Purkis, Education, Charles Sturt University, Australia (PhD) – “Exploring the relationship between high school students’ use of digital technology at home and school” (candidacy committee; completed 2015)
  • Kathleen Mahon, Education, Charles Sturt University, Australia (PhD) – “Critical praxis in higher education pedagogy” (co-supervisor; completed 2014)
  • Paul Kloppenburg, Information Studies, Charles Sturt University, Australia (PhD) – “TAFE libraries and the scholarly information needs of higher education students: A multiple case study” (candidacy committee; completed 2014)
  • Matthew Griffis, Library and Information Studies, University of Western Ontario, Canada (PhD) – “Space, power and the public library: A multicase examination of the public library as organization space” (supervisory committee; completed 2013)
  • Helena Lam, Information Studies, Charles Sturt University, Australia (DInfoMgmt) – (examination committee; completed 2011)
  • Shelagh Genuis, Library & Information Studies and Nursing, University of Alberta, Canada (PhD) – “Making sense of changing and controversial health information: Exploring the information behaviours of ordinary women and health professionals” (supervisory committee; completed 2011)
  • Katherine Tamminen, Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, Canada (PhD) – “Learning to cope among adolescent athletes” (candidacy & examining committees; completed 2011)
  • Elizabeth Domm, Nursing, University of Alberta, Canada (PhD) – “Exploring medication safety with a restorative approach” (supervisory committee; completed 2010)
  • Shelagh Dunn, Educational Psychology, University of Alberta, Canada (PhD) – “Upstanders: Student experiences of intervening to stop bullying” (candidacy & examining committees; completed 2009)
  • Michele McIntosh, Nursing, University of Alberta, Canada (PhD) – “Ethical issues in qualitative research: Participants’ perspectives” (candidacy committee; completed 2008)
  • Reza Sherkat, Computing Science, University of Alberta, Canada (PhD) – “Similarity queries over archival data” (examining committee; completed 2007)