Publications and Presentations

Peer-reviewed publications

Webster, G., & Ryan, F. (2023). Social Media by Proxy: how older adults work within their ‘social networks’ to engage with social media. Information Research28(1), 50–77. doi:10.47989/irpaper952

Williams, R., Cloete, R., Cobbe, J., Cottrill, C., Edwards, P., Markovic, M., Naja, I., Ryan, F., Singh, J., Pang, W. (2022). From transparency to accountability of intelligent systems: Moving beyond aspirations. Data & Policy, 4, E7. doi:10.1017/dap.2021.37

Ryan, F., Cruickshank, P., Hall, H., Lawson, A. (2020). Blurred reputations: Managing professional and private information online. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 52(1), 16-26.

Cruickshank, P., Webster, G. & Ryan, F. (2020). Assisting information practice: from information intermediary to social proxy. Information Research 25(4). doi:10.47989/irisic2017

Ryan, F., Hall, H., Cruickshank, P., Lawson, A. (2019). Build, manage and, evaluate: Information practices and personal reputations on social media platforms. Information Research 24(4).

Ryan, F., Cruickshank, P., Hall, H., Lawson, A. (2017). Building identity in online environments: An Information Science perspective. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) 2017, Washington DC, US, 27 October – 1 November 2017.

Ryan, F., Cruickshank, P., Hall, H., Lawson, A. (2016). Personal online reputation: The development of an approach to investigate how personal reputation is evaluated and managed in online environments. In: Proceedings of the 2nd International Data and Information Management Conference (IDIMC). (Awarded best paper.)

Ryan, F., Cruickshank, P., Hall, H., Lawson, A. (2016). Managing and evaluating personal reputations on the basis of information shared on social media: A Generation X perspectiveInformation Research.

Presentations and workshops

Building your academic reputation online. Workshop delivered at Scottish Graduate School of Social Science Summer School 2017. University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 8 June 2017.

Academics online: Alternative reputations. Talk presented at “Academics Online: Building your research profile in the digital age” workshop, Edinburgh Napier University, 2 May 2017.

Personal online reputations: Managing what you can’t control. Invited talk at DARTS: Discover Academic Research, Training, and Support Conference, Dartington Hall, Devon, England, 2 June 2016.

An overview: Online information and reputationEdinburgh Napier University School of Computing Research Student Conference, 11 May 2016. (Awarded 1st place.)

5-Minute Madness (PhD student presentation). 2016 International Data and Information Management Conference (IDIMC), Loughborough University, England, 25 Jan 2016. (Awarded best presentation.)

Life in a digital fishbowl: Managing your reputation online. Invited talk at Skeptics on the Fringe, Edinburgh, 18 August 2014.

Reports and unpublished work

Cruickshank, P., & Ryan, F. (2020). Workshop report for DISIPRAC: Digital identity security information practices of citizens (March 2020). Edinburgh: Edinburgh Napier University.

Ryan, F., Cruickshank, P., Hall, H., Lawson, A. (2015). Assessing the available and accessible evidence: How personal reputations are determined and managed online. Short paper presented at Information: interactions and impact (i3) 2015, June 2015, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland.

Ryan, F. (2014). Online reputation management in a digital world: Designing the study. Poster presented at ISIC: Information Seeking in Context Conference, 2-5 September 2014, Leeds.

Ryan, F. (2014). Online reputation management in a digital world. Poster presented at The Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA) PhD Conference, 9 June 2014, St Andrews, Scotland. (Short-listed for award.)

PhD thesis

Ryan, F. V. C. (2019). Reputation management in a digital world: The role of online information in the building, management, and evaluation of personal reputations. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from

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