Information Studies


Dr Elizabeth Lomas

I am a senior lecturer in Information Governance within the Department of Information Studies at University College London (UCL), where I teach on the Archives and Records Management and Library and Information Studies programmes.

My research interests are; information governance, information rights law, security, risk management, records and information management, archives and heritage management, and research methods in information science. I am interested in the delivery of research linked to practice. I completed a PhD at Northumbria University which examined the global management of online communications undertaken as an autoethnographic co-operative inquiry. I currently hold an AHRC research grant investigating the nature of R&D for the worlds of art and culture, as part of the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts, which is a strategic partnership with NESTA and Arts Council England.

I try to maintain my practitioner experience by combining my teaching and research with small scale consultancy projects. I am a qualified archivist, curator, and records and information manager with over 20 years' experience working in both the public and private sectors across a diverse range of organisations including banks, charities, local and national government, museums, private estates and the Royal Household. From the mid-1990s onwards I have been involved in a number of government led initiatives to review and revise information rights law and compliance standards, including data protection, freedom of information and the information security standard ISO 27000, rolling these out on the ground in workplaces.

I am currently a member of the Lord Chancellor's Advisory Council on National Records and Archives and also the Forum on Historical Manuscripts and Research. I am a co-editor of the Records Management Journal.