BA, BEd, MLIS, PhD University of Western Ontario
My personal website is lisagiven.com.
Lisa M. Given is Professor of Information Studies and a member of the Research Institute for Professional Practice, Learning and Education at Charles Sturt University (Faculty of Education, Wagga Wagga). She is also an Adjunct Professor in the Faculties of Arts (Humanities Computing) and Education at the University of Alberta, Canada. A former Director (and now a Distinguished Scholar) of the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology, Lisa holds research grants from the Australian Research Council (ARC), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) and other agencies. She has received numerous research awards and has published widely on topics related to individuals' information behaviours and qualitative inquiry. Her most recent book is titled 100 Questions (and Answers) About Qualitative Research (Sage Publications). Lisa received her Ph.D. in Library and Information Science from the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada.
Lisa's research interests are interdisciplinary in nature, exploring the social construction of knowledge, research engagement and impact, user technology assessment, information literacy, qualitative inquiry and information issues in the context of higher education. Current projects include the ARC-funded studies "Information seeking & research adoption: Assessing communication strategies" and "Assessing Library and Information Studies Research Networks." She has published more than 110 books, chapters, articles and reports. Lisa is editor of The Sage Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods (2008) and author of 100 Questions (and Answers) About Qualitative Research. (2015).
|2015||$191,394||Information seeking & research adoption: Assessing communication strategies||Australian Research Council|
|2015||$219,959||Assessing Library and Information Studies Research Networks||Australian Research Council|
|2013||$100,000||A systematic review of social media for children and youth with mental health conditions||Canadian Institutes of Health Research|
|2013||$100,000||Engaging Aboriginal youth in tobacco prevention using social media||Canadian Institutes of Health Research|
|2012||$100,000||Engaging Aboriginal youth in tobacco prevention using social media||Canadian Institutes of Health Research|
|2011||$463,971||Interacting with knowledge, interacting with people: Web searching in early childhood||Australian Research Council|
|2011||$1.6 million||TREKK: Translating emergency knowledge for kids||Networks of Centres of Excellence of Canada|
|2010||$164,022||Just what do they do? Studying the usage of online text analysis tools||Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada|
|2010||$99,989||H1N1 knowledge translation for pregnant women & seniors||Canadian Institutes for Health Research|
Lisa currently supervises 1 Honours, 1 Masters, and 9 PhD students on such topics as information behaviour, information literacy, web usability, qualitative inquiry and social construction of identity, among others.
Lisa is a former member of the College of the Australian Research Council. She has been very active in contributing to international policy and dialogue on research ethics, serving on the Council of Canadian Academies' Expert Panel on Research Integrity and on Canada's Interagency Advisory Panel on Research Ethics. She has also served regularly as an expert witness examining the credibility of internet resources, including providing testimony at Canada's Federal Court. Lisa is a former President of the Canadian Association for Information Science, served as Secretary/Treasurer for the Association for Library and Information Science Education, and has served on a number of committees and editorial boards, including the Australian Library and Information Association.