Dr Anoush Simon

BA, MSc, PhD

Dr Anoush Simon

Senior Lecturer in Information Studies

Academic Dept - Head of Department

Head of Department

Head of Information, Management, Libraries and Archives

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I have been a member of the Dept since 2003, and completed my PhD in 2004. Before this, I worked in the library at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, and also worked in the book trade for several years. Between completing my MSc (Sheffield University) and commencing my PhD studies, I worked at the North West Film Archive in Manchester and for BBC Information and Archives in London. I have an enduring interest in film and photo archives.

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Professional Activities

Member of CILIP; Career Development Group



My research and teaching interests centre on the impact of technology on society and in particular the information profession, and include information society theory; social exclusion and the digital divide; ICT and community, gender and IT; library workers - careers and motivations.


Information disclosure, privacy behaviours, and attitudes regarding employer surveillance of social networking sitesMcGuinness, D. M. & Simon, A. 2018 In : IFLA Journal.44, 3, p. 203-22220 p.
Digital inclusion and social inclusion: a tale of two citiesMervyn, K., Simon, A. M. & Allen, D. K. 2014 In : Information, Communication & Society.17, 9, p. 1086-1104
Living and Lurking on LiveJournal: benefits of active and non-active membershipMerry, S. K. & Simon, A. M. 2012 In : Aslib Proceedings.64, 3, p. 241-26120 p.
Career History and Motivations for Choosing LIS: a case study at Aberystwyth UniversitySimon, A. M. & Taylor, M. M. 2011 In : Library Review.60, 9, p. 803-81513 p.
Distance learning, e-learning and the digital divideSimon, A. M., Taylor, M. M., Nelson, J. & Lithgow, S. D. 2011 Cambridge International Conference on open, distance and e-learning 2011. Cambridge: Unknown Publisher, p. 3-1210 p.
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