Dr Allen Foster BA, MSc, PhD, PGCTHE, FHEA

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Department of Information Studies

Postal address
Aberystwyth University
Llanbadarn Fawr
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Phone: 01970 622189

Research interests

Human Information Behaviour: Information Needs, Information Seeking and Searching Behaviour, Serendipity, Interdisciplinarity, Information Literacy and Information Skills, Knowledge Management, Technology and Communication, Mediated Communication, Information Problems.  Research and publishing roles include editor for journals, reviewer, panel member, member of scientific committees, author, and research lead.  I am currently working on developing theoretical and applied research in industrial and commercial enterprise.



I specialise in the areas of information management and information behaviour.  I particularly like developing research methods and ideas to tackle research problems.  I have supervised research students in a variety of related areas with aspects of information, communication access, behaviour and technology present in most of them.  


Teaching in a number of areas including Information Retrieval, Information Services, Information Literacy.