Course Directors

Dr Elizabeth Tait

MA (Hons), MSc, PGCert, PhD

Course Director (Information Studies)
off campus

Dr Elizabeth Tait is an Information Science academic with an interdisciplinary background. Prior to becoming a lecturer at Robert Gordon University in 2012 she worked as a researcher in the areas of labour market economics and digital economy and conducted research projects in remote rural communities in Scotland including Orkney and Na h-Eileanan Siar.

Her main area of expertise relates to the digital transformation of business and culture through the application of emergent technologies such as: laser scanning, 3D visualisation, data analytics and semantic linked data. She has led and co-designed projects across multiple countries and industries with a particular focus on: the energy sector, creative and cultural industries and the urban built environment.

She is especially interested in technologies for museums and galleries to develop engaging exhibits for patrons, how technologies can be used for civic engagement such as participation in politics and 3D visualisation of urban built heritage to promote tourism.

Prior to working at Charles Sturt University her main teaching has been in the areas of:

  • Digital Curation and Preservation
  • Records Management and Archives
  • Business Information Systems
  • Research Methods including qualitative and quantitative methods

Dr Tait’s main research interests are in the socio- cultural impact of digital technologies across a range of areas including: digital cultural heritage, politics and transport sustainability. She has published in Q1 journals in the Library and Information Science discipline as well as publishing from interdisciplinary collaborations.

Dr Tait leads and developed large research proposals, often involving multi-disciplinary teams and public/private sector partners. She is experienced with engaging with government and other non-academic stakeholders to disseminate research and increase impact. She has been awarded funding in excess of $2 million AUD (equivalent) from major European and Research Council UK funding sources including: Horizon 2020, INTERREG and the RCUK Digital Economy Programme. Most recently she has completed a project funded by ALIA on The role of information and digital literacy programs in support of newly settled refugees – an Australian public library approach

She has also served as a reviewer of grants for the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Peer Review College since 2015 and have been appointed as an assessor for the Australian Research Council.

She is an experienced HDR supervisor and has successfully supervised 7 completed HDR students.

ALIA personal member

AHRC Peer Review College

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