Profile

Katie Cooper
First Name: Katie
Surname: Cooper
Position: Lecturer
Telephone: +44 (0)1224 263886
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ORCID: ORCID Icon http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4837-1049

Duties and Responsibilities

Katie Cooper is a lecturer in Information Management and teaches on a number of courses, including the MSc Information and Library Studies.

Academic Background

PgCert Research Methods with Distinction (Robert Gordon University, 2012)

MSc Information and Library Studies (Robert Gordon University, 2008)

MA (Hons) in English and Sociology (University of Aberdeen, 2004)

Katie is a part-time doctoral student. Her doctoral research study is entitled "The Effective Use of Information in Support of Decision Making in a Business Organisational Context".

Katie is manager of the biennial Information: Interactions and Impact (i3) Conference. She has previously been a member of the Information Science Doctoral Colloquium (iDocQ) programme committee. (2011, 2012)

Research Interests

Katie's research interests include:

  • information literacy, with a particular focus on business organisational contexts;
  • the use of information within Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs); 
  • information behaviour;
  • the impact of information and information services;
  • the role of small town main streets in sustaining cultural identity.

Funding

Social Transport: Collaborative solutions. Developing a Social/Community Transport infrastructure for Change Funded projects and associated activity around Reshaping Care for Older People (RCOP). Funded by the Scottish Government’s Health and Social Care Change Fund. September 2013-March 2014.

Impact of School Library Services on Learning. Funded by the Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC). May 2013-October 2013.

Accessing implicit knowledge of textiles and design - a smart, living archive for a heritage industry.  Funded by AHRC.  February 2012-August 2012.

Knowledge exchange for efficient sustainable energy management with the meat and dairy industries in Scotland (ENERMAN). Funded by Horizon. June 2011-June 2014.

An Analysis of Alcohol Use and Disorders Amongst Those Detained in Custody. Funded by Grampian Police. December 2008-September 2009.

Citizens Panel. Aberdeen City Council. September 2008-May 2009.

The Embed Project. Funded by JISC. July 2007-April 2009.

NHS Scotland: e-Library tutorials and learning packs. Funded by NHS Education Scotland. May 2007-December 2007.

Publications

Reid, P.H. and Cooper, K., (2015). Guest editorial: Information: Interactions and Impact (i3) conference 2015, Journal of Information Science, 42(3), pp. 291-293.

Baxter, G., Cooper, K., Gray, D., Reid, P., Vergunst, J. and Williams, D. (2015). The use of photo elicitation to explore the role of the main street in Kirkwall in sustaining cultural identity, community, and a sense of place. Aberdeen Business School Working Paper Series, 8(1).

Williams, D., Burnett, S., Grinnall, A. and Cooper, K. (2014). Enerman project final report.

Gray, D., Cooper, K. and Grinnall, A. (2014). Social Transport Collaborative Solutions.  Developing a Social/Community Transport infrastructure for Change Funded projects and associated activity around Reshaping Care for Older People (RCOP). Final report on research funded by the Scottish Government’s Health and Social Care Change Fund.

Williams, D., Cooper, K. and Wavell, C. (2014)Information Literacy in the Workplace.  An annotated bibliography. Final report in association with InformAll. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

Williams, D., Wavell, C. and Morrison, K. (2013). Impact of school libraries on learning. Critical review of published evidence to inform the work of the Scottish education community. Final report on research funded by the Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC). Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

Horsburgh, B., Craw, S., Williams, D., Burnett, S., Morrison, K., and Martin, S. (2013). “User Perceptions of Relevance and Its Effect on Retrieval in a Smart Textile Archive” In Case-Based Reasoning Research and Development, pp. 149-163. Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

Williams, D., Craw, S., Martin, S., Burnett, S., Wiratunga, N., Morrison, K. and Horsburgh, B. (2013). Accessing Implicit Knowledge of Textiles and Design – a smart, living archive for a heritage industry. Report prepared for AHRC.

Baxter, G., Gray, D., Morrison, K., Reid, P., Vergunst, J. and Williams, D. (2010). The ‘Main Street’ in Kirkwall: a Pilot Research Project. Draft Report. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

Gibbons-Wood, D., Morrison, K. and Tait, E. (2009). "An Analysis of Alcohol use and Disorders amongst those detained in custody". Report prepared for Grampian Police.

Gibbons-Wood, D., Tait, E. and Morrison, K. (2009). Citizens' Panel 15th report. Report prepared for Aberdeen City Council.

Gibbons-Wood, D., Tait, E. and Morrison, K. (2008). Citizens' Panel 14th report. Report prepared for Aberdeen City Council.

Heaney, D., Hall, S., Burnett, S. and Morrison, K. (2007). Developing A Local Knowledge Management Framework: Supporting People to Access and Provide Appropriate Health Advice and Care When and Where They Need It. Report prepared for NHS Highland.

Unpublished Conference Papers

Morrison, K. (2013).  The effective use of information in a business organisational context and the barriers and promoters to sharing. A short paper presented at the Information: Interaction and Impact (i3) Conference, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, 25th-28th June 2013.

Morrison, K. (2011).  An examination of the effective use of information in an organisational context and how it can support decision making in the ‘real world’. A poster presentation at the Information Science Doctoral Colloquium (iDocQ), Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, 19th June 2011.

Workshops

Williams, D.A., Wavell, C. and Cooper, K. (2014) Impact of school libraries on learning. An RGU "Making Connections" workshop. Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, 3rd September 2014.

Williams, D.A., Wavell, C. and Cooper, K. (2014) Impact of school libraries on learning. An RGU "Making Connections" workshop. Edinburgh City Library, Edinburgh, 19th June 2014.

Guest Lectures

Williams, D.A. and Cooper, K. (2015) Information Literacy in the Workplace.  Information Studies Group, Information Systems School Science and Engineering Faculty, Queensland University of Technology, May 2015.

Please note that Katie Cooper has previously published under the name Katie Morrison.

Other Projects

Information Literacy in the Workplace.  An annotated bibliography. In association with InformAll. Funded by Robert Gordon University (ongoing).