Information Studies


Dr Elizabeth Lomas

I am an Associate Professor 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.

I am interested in promoting and researching information ethics, legislation and rights particularly taking into account new technologies and those marginalized by power dynamics. In addition, my research has navigated information power dynamics and needs in the context of change, uncertainty and crisis, e.g. looking at Brexit and Covid-19 shifts. My research links research to my teaching and practice. I am interested in new approaches to information science research.

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 was a member of the Lord Chancellor's Advisory Council on National Records and Archives and the Forum on Historical Manuscripts and Research for nine years. I am currently a co-editor of the Records Management Journal. In addition I sit on international standards committees for records management and privacy in regards to new technologies.