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 is currently working on a three year full-time Post-doc Fellowship from the British Academy, entitled ‘Digital Lives’,  investigating the role of ‘digital technology’ (mobile phones, laptops, apps, social media etc.) in the lives of of people with learning disabilities. 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 addition to his learning disabilities work, 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 can be contacted as follows:
Email: peter.williams@ucl.ac.uk