I am an Assistant Professor at School of Information and Communication Studies at University College Dublin, Ireland. I serve as the Director of Master of Library and Information Studies programme and am a Council member of the Library Association of Ireland. I received my PhD in Information Science from Indiana University-Bloomington in 2012. My research is concerned with the interrelationship between epistemology, information infrastructure (primarily bibliographic and citation databases), and its cultural and social affordances and implications. My work has been influenced by philosophy of language, critical social theory, and social studies of science and technology. I have published conceptual and theoretical work about the concepts of information. My recent work focuses on research evaluation practices, as well as the notions of impact, authority, and responsibility in the context of knowledge production.
I am a collaborator on the project, "A Mixed-Methods Examination of Reviewer Recruitment, Assessment Criteria, and Workflow in the Peer Review Process". I am also a member of COST Action 15137 European Network for Research Evaluation in the Social Sciences and Humanities (ENRESSH).
Recent post on LSE Impact Blog:
Despite becoming increasing institutionalised, there remains a lack of discourse about research metrics among much of academia