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Sharon Wagg

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Doctoral Researcher in Information Management

Sharon Wagg is a PhD student in the School of Business and Economics at Loughborough University in the Centre of Information Management. Joining on a full time studentship in April 2017, Sharon was awarded the Mark Hepworth studentship set up in memory of the Loughborough Professor. She gained a master’s degree in Librarianship from The University of Sheffield in 2015 (MA).

Her doctoral research focuses on the contribution of communities of practice delivering digital inclusion programmes, supervised by Dr Louise Cooke and Boyka Simeonova.

Research Interest:

  • Digital Inclusion & social change
  • Mobile internet adoption & skills
  • International Development
  • Information Literacy
  • Life Long Learning

 

Research Plan:

Sharon’s research seeks to investigate the contribution of communities of practice delivering digital inclusion programmes in the UK & in developing countries, and intends to undertake an analysis of the information behaviour, information literacy and social impact of digital inclusion programme beneficiaries.

 

Supervisors:

  • Dr Louise Cooke
  • Dr Boyka Simeonova

 

Thesis Topic:

'An investigation of digital inclusion communities of practice'