Honours & Masters Supervision/Committees


Honours Thesis – Principal Supervision

  • Eleanora Hodgkinson, Animal and Veterinary Science, Charles Sturt University, Australia (AHS, Hons) – “Exploring online biosecurity communication with Australian livestock smallholders.” (completed 2015)

Masters Thesis – Principal Supervision

  • Sophia Hoosein, Library & Information Studies and Humanities Computing, University of Alberta, Canada (MLIS/MA) – “Older adults and governmental information: An investigation of older adults’ governmental information behaviours” (completed 2016)
  • Ali Grotkowski, Library & Information Studies and Humanities Computing, University of Alberta, Canada (MLIS/MA) – “Using social media for health information: How new technologies are being used in HIV/AIDS communication” (completed 2014)
  • Jorden Smith, Library & Information Studies, University of Alberta, Canada (MLIS) – “Examining secondary school teachers’ understanding of information literacy” (completed 2011)
  • Chantal Ritcey, Library & Information Studies, University of Alberta, Canada (MLIS) – “Representations of Aboriginal women in pregnancy information sources: A critical discourse analysis” (completed 2010)
  • Piotr Organisciak, Humanities Computing, University of Alberta, Canada (MA) – “Why bother? Examining the motivations of users in large-scale crowd-powered online initiatives” (completed 2010)
  • Hannah Goa, Human Ecology, University of Alberta, Canada (MA) – “The construction of poverty in the Income and Employment Supports Acts and Alberta Works” (completed 2010)
  • Martina King, Library & Information Studies and Humanities Computing, University of Alberta, Canada (MLIS/MA) – “Is what you see what you get? Exploring the role of virtual reference icons on academic library websites” (completed 2009)
  • Janice Trueman, Humanities Computing, University of Alberta, Canada (MA) – “Is EHR the cure? An examination of the implementation of an electronic health record in Alberta” (completed 2009)
  • Rhiannon Gainor, Library & Information Studies and Humanities Computing, University of Alberta, Canada (MLIS/MA) – “The nature of leisure information behaviours in hobby needlework websites” (completed 2008)
  • Heather Simpson, Library & Information Studies and Humanities Computing, University of Alberta, Canada (MLIS/MA) – “Mapping users’ activities and space preferences in the academic business library” (completed 2007)
  • Markus Wust, Library & Information Studies and Humanities Computing, University of Alberta, Canada (MLIS/MA) – “Attitudes of university researchers in the field of education towards institutional repositories” (completed 2006)
  • Kathy Wang, Humanities Computing, University of Alberta, Canada (MA) – “Information behaviours in the digital environment: A case study of humanities and social science scholars” (completed 2005)

Masters Thesis – Committees

  • Aidan Ruja, Biomedical Sciences, Charles Sturt University, Australia (MAppSc) – “An analysis of adolescent vaccination in country New South Wales: Are the deciding factors affecting vaccination of adolescents differently in rural areas?” (in progress)
  • Eric Forcier, Library & Information Studies and Humanities Computing, University of Alberta, Canada (MLIS/MA) – “The shoemaker’s son: A substantive theory of social media use for knowledge sharing in academic libraries” (completed 2013)
  • Jacki Whitford, Occupational Therapy, University of Alberta, Canada (MSc) – “The strength of the evidence for serial splinting and serial casting as treatment for elbow contractures in burn patients: A systematic Critical Literature Review” (completed 2011)
  • Nathania van Kuik Fast, Speech Language Pathology, University of Alberta, Canada (MSc) – “Coping strategies used by children who stutter in response to teasing and bullying” (completed 2010)
  • Kathleen Reed, Library & Information Studies and Humanities Computing, University of Alberta, Canada (MLIS/MA) – “Positioning volunteer tourists in Thailand: Effects and implications for information behaviour” (completed 2010)
  • Andrew Keenan, Library & Information Studies and Humanities Computing, University of Alberta, Canada (MLIS/MA) – “Discourses of Information” (completed 2009)
  • Jing Zhou, Humanities Computing, University of Alberta, Canada (MA) – “English Chinese Kindergartens: A Location Allocation Project” (completed 2006)
  • Marcia McLean, Human Ecology, University of Alberta, Canada (MA) – “Home sewing and the construction of feminine identities in Alberta 1950-1970” (completed 2005)
  • Johanna Jurkola, Human Ecology, University of Alberta, Canada (MSc) – “Treading lightly on the environment: Using Second World War fabric saving and clothing reuse techniques to inform contemporary women’s clothing design” (completed 2003)

Masters Project – Supervision

  • Linda Lowry, Communications and Technology, University of Alberta, Canada (MA) – “Interaction and knowledge exchange among academic business librarians in Ontario: A mixed methods inquiry” (completed 2005)