Centre for Information Management

Centre Members and Associates

Claire is a Chartered Statistician and has worked in the library and information sector since 1994. As Director of LISU, Claire is involved in a wide range of research and consultancy projects, and is responsible for the management of the unit as well as ensuring the quality and reliability of the various data collections and analyses which are undertaken.

Claire's main research interests are in the areas of:

  • management statistics for libraries and information centres in all sectors; in particular the use of quantitative data to evaluate and improve library management and performance, and the development of relevant and appropriate methodologies to facilitate this; and
  • scholarly communication, with particular reference to researcher behaviours and attitudes to open access to research outputs

Current research

  • Scholarly communication
  • Academic library performance and value
  • Managing access to the Internet in public libraries
  • Visually impaired readers
  • Chair of the British Standards Institute committee for Library and Publishing Statistics
  • Member of the Royal Statistical Society Statistics User Forum
  • Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals