Information Studies


Pete Williams

Pete Williams

Pete is a Post-doctoral Research Fellow, based in the Department of Information Studies at University College London. He has just been awarded a three year full-time Post-doc Fellowship from the British Academy, entitled 'The Digital Lives of People With Learning Disabilities'. It is investigating the role of ‘digital technology’ (mobile phones, laptops, apps, social media etc.) in the lives of people in this cohort. As part of the project, the participants will help to produce an accessible, annotated and hyperlinked living electronic archive of their experiences. 

Before this project Pete examined how best to present and organise information on the Internet for people with learning disabilities. He completed his PhD in this area in 2013.

In short, Pete has spent the last 20 years investigating the use of the Internet and other ICT applications in the fields of education, health, scholarly communication/research, and the news media. This was first at City University and now at UCL, Pete has also undertaken visiting lecturing at the University of Hertfordshire and London Metropolitan University.

  • Pete can be contacted as follows:

Email: peter.williams@ucl.ac.uk