I am registered as a research student with the Department of Information Science at Loughborough University. My start date was 1 December 2007 and I aim to complete by 2012.

My main supervisor is Dr Louise Cooke, who was my tutor on the MSc Information Science at City University whilst I was there in 2005-06. In fact, I followed Louise to Loughborough (metaphorically, as I am still based in Essex) because I liked working with her, and as she had also completed her PhD part-time Louise would be well aware of the difficulties it entails. And subsequently not tolerant of excuses!

The current second supervisor is Dr Anne Goulding.

This is a self-funded project and I am a part-time student. I have a full-time day job as a research librarian for the London office of a US law firm (more information about that is on my other blog, Uncooked Data). And I work at a distance from Loughborough – supervision meetings are mostly phone conferences held during my lunchbreak, with only one or two trips to the actual campus.