Mr Hugh Preston

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

Mr Hugh Preston

Senior Lecturer

Aberystwyth Business School

Contact Details


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 Faculty of Business and Physical Sciences.

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

Office Hours (Student Contact Times)

  • Friday 11.00-13.00


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.
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.
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.
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.
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. <>
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