Mr Hugh Jocelin Preston

BA (Hons), DipLib., DMS, FHEA, UKAISM

Mr Hugh Jocelin Preston

Institute Thematic Lead for Management, including Marketing and Tourism

Institute Director of Learning and Teaching

Senior Lecturer

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Following graduation from Manchester University Hugh worked in the Information Unit of a medical research institute at University College London before postgraduate study in Information Studies at Aberystwyth. He worked for the Consumers' Association in London and then in an educational research agency. After four years working for a national educational policy organisation in York he returned to Aberystwyth after postgraduate study at Humberside Business School. He joined the Department of Information Studies and subsequently transferred to Aberystwyth Business School within the Institute of Business and Law where he is Thematic Group Leader for Management, Marketing & Tourism.

Additional Information

Professional Activities

Member of United Kingdom Academy for Information Systems

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Member of Editorial Board of Information Research



Research interests

Decision and business process modelling, information use in the health sector, information system design, information service evaluation, information systems in global economics


Morgan-Daniel, J & Preston, H 2017, 'The information needs of occupational therapy students: a case study' Health Information and Libraries Journal, vol 34, no. 2, pp. 165-170. DOI: 10.1111/hir.12179
Murray, A & Preston, H 2016, 'Empowering international nursing students to become effective library users' Health Information and Libraries Journal, vol 33, no. 3, pp. 239-243. DOI: 10.1111/hir.12149
Thomas, G & Preston, H 2016, 'Barriers to the use of the library service amongst clinical staff in an acute hospital setting: an evaluation ' Health Information and Libraries Journal, vol 33, no. 2, pp. 150-155. DOI: 10.1111/hir.12141
O'Dell, F & Preston, HJ 2013, 'Exploring factors in non-use of hospital library resources by healthcare personnel' Library Management, vol 34, no. 1/2, pp. 105-127. DOI: 10.1108/01435121311298315
Rogers, R & Preston, HJ 2009, 'Usability analysis for redesign of a Caribbean academic library web site: a case study' OCLC Systems and Services, vol 25, no. 3, pp. 200-211. DOI: 10.1108/10650750910982584
Tbaishat, D, Urquhart, C & Preston, H 2009, Business process management in academic information services. in UK Academy for Information Systems Conference Proceedings 2009: Positive Information Systems. vol. 2009, 47, Association for Information Systems, Oxford, pp. 1-10.
Broady-Preston, J & Preston, HJ 2007, Blurring the boundaries? Information studies education and professional development in England and Wales. in Globalization, Digitization, Access and Preservation of Cultural Heritage. University of Sofia Press, Sophia, Bulgaria, pp. 289-300, 6th International Conference, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2006.
Preston, H 2005, Information management and technology strategy in healthcare: the story so far. in E Maceviciütè & TD Wilson (eds), Introducing Information Management: An Information Research Reader. Facet Publishing, pp. 178-191.
Preston, H 2005, 'Distance learning masters students in the Department of Information Studies, University of Wales, Aberystwyth: Past, present and future ' Education for Information, vol 23, no. 1,2, pp. 103-120.
Preston, H & Jackson, F 2003, 'Redesigning health administration for the medical profession' Health Informatics Journal, vol 9, no. 1, pp. 33- 37. DOI: 10.1177/1460458203009001003
Preston, H & Hutchison, J 2001, Science or art: performance turnaround in emergency service system status planning. in S Hand (ed.), Information systems in the digital world: Proceedings of the 6th UKAIS Conference University of Portsmouth 18-20 April 2001. Zeus Press, pp. 300-309, 6th UKAIS Conference, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2001.
Preston, H & Allmand, M 2001, 'Discovering the information professional: organisational culture in a digital world' Online Information Review, vol 25, no. 6, pp. 388-396. DOI: 10.1108/14684520110412939
Broady-Preston, J, Preston, H & Hayward, T 2000, Scorecard models and their use in measuring performance: UK retail banks, a case study. in P Wressell (ed.), "Value and Impact": Proceedings of the 3rd Northumbria International Conference on Performance Measurement in Libraries and Information Services, "Value and Impact", Longhirst Hall, Northumberland, 27-31 August 1999. Information North, Durham, pp. 205-210.
Broady-Preston, J & Preston, H 1999, 'Demonstrating quality in academic libraries' New Library World, vol 100, no. 3, pp. 124-129. DOI: 10.1108/03074809910267518