DREaM launch conference speaker insight 3: Julie McLeod and Elizabeth Lomas

Julie McLeod

Professor Julie McLeod

Elizabeth Lomas

Elizabeth Lomas

In the third of our series of DREaM Project Launch Conference speaker insights, we catch up with Professor Julie McLeod and Elizabeth Lomas to get their perspective on the forthcoming event.

Professor Julie McLeod is the Professor of Records Management at Northumbria University.

Elizabeth Lomas is a PhD research student at Northumbria University.

They responded jointly to our questions to explain their hopes and dreams for the DREaM conference and the project as a whole…

What is your interest in the DREaM project and why are you participating in the launch event?

Reliable and accessible information, managed over time, is at the heart of a healthy society. Effective information management supports the well-being of individuals and organisations. It is therefore important that we keep progressing research within LIS and DREaM is a unique initiative bringing together pioneering research methods within the information domain.

What do you hope to achieve through your breakout session?

Northumbria University’s Information Management Innovation Research Group has pioneered the use of a range of cutting edge research methods in novel ways. We hope to showcase this, receive feedback on some of our ideas and encourage others to be innovative in the way they approach LIS research.

What are your hopes for the conference as a whole?

We hope to hear from leading researchers in the LIS field about their visions for the 21st century LIS research agenda and how we can exploit interdisciplinary research methods and technologies to do different research, do it differently and make a difference.

What are your hopes for the DREaM project as it gets underway?

That it can pioneer and showcase UK information research and develop new networks for future research.

Professor McLeod and Elizabeth Lomas will be leading a breakout session titled: “Extending your research methods repertoire”, in which they will explore less well-used methods for conducting research in the library and information science discipline, drawing upon real practical case examples of research undertaken at Northumbria University.

For further details about this session, please see the full conference programme.

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