Mr Hugh Jocelin Preston

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

Mr Hugh Jocelin Preston

Senior Lecturer

Institute Thematic Lead for Management, including Marketing and Tourism

Institute Director of Learning and Teaching

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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


The information needs of occupational therapy students: a case studyMorgan-Daniel, J. & Preston, H. 2017 In : Health Information and Libraries Journal.34, 2, p. 165-1706 p.
Empowering international nursing students to become effective library usersMurray, A. & Preston, H. 2016 In : Health Information and Libraries Journal.33, 3, p. 239-24310 p.
Barriers to the use of the library service amongst clinical staff in an acute hospital setting: an evaluation Thomas, G. & Preston, H. 2016 In : Health Information and Libraries Journal.33, 2, p. 150-1556 p.
Exploring factors in non-use of hospital library resources by healthcare personnelO'Dell, F. & Preston, H. J. 2013 In : Library Management.34, 1/2, p. 105-12723 p.
Usability analysis for redesign of a Caribbean academic library web site: a case studyRogers, R. & Preston, H. J. 2009 In : OCLC Systems and Services.25, 3, p. 200-21112 p.
Business process management in academic information servicesTbaishat, D., Urquhart, C. & Preston, H. 2009 UK Academy for Information Systems Conference Proceedings 2009: Positive Information Systems. Oxford: Association for Information Systems, Vol. 2009, p. 1-1010 p. 47
Blurring the boundaries? Information studies education and professional development in England and WalesBroady-Preston, J. & Preston, H. J. 2007 Globalization, Digitization, Access and Preservation of Cultural Heritage. Sophia, Bulgaria: University of Sofia Press, p. 289-30012 p.
Information management and technology strategy in healthcare: the story so farPreston, H. 2005 Introducing Information Management: An Information Research Reader. Maceviciütè, E. & Wilson, T. D. (eds.). Facet Publishing, p. 178-19114 p.
Distance learning masters students in the Department of Information Studies, University of Wales, Aberystwyth: Past, present and future Preston, H. 2005 In : Education for Information.23, 1,2, p. 103-12018 p.
Redesigning health administration for the medical professionPreston, H. & Jackson, F. 2003 In : Health Informatics Journal.9, 1, p. 33- 375 p.
Science or art: performance turnaround in emergency service system status planningPreston, H. & Hutchison, J. 2001 Information systems in the digital world: Proceedings of the 6th UKAIS Conference University of Portsmouth 18-20 April 2001. Hand, S. (ed.). Zeus Press, p. 300-30910 p.
Discovering the information professional: organisational culture in a digital worldPreston, H. & Allmand, M. 2001 In : Online Information Review.25, 6, p. 388-3969 p.
Scorecard models and their use in measuring performance: UK retail banks, a case studyBroady-Preston, J., Preston, H. & Hayward, T. 2000 "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. Wressell, P. (ed.). Durham: Information North, p. 205-2105 p.
Demonstrating quality in academic librariesBroady-Preston, J. & Preston, H. 1999 In : New Library World.100, 3, p. 124-1295 p.