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Professor Simon Burnett

Post Nominals BA(hons) MSc PhD
Biography Simon Burnett is Professor of Information Management in the School of Creative and Cultural Business at RGU. Prior to his academic career, Simon worked in the oil and gas industry designing and implementing online information systems. Simon was director of the RGU Centre for Knowledge Management from 2000-2008, providing KM-related research and consultancy services to a range of public and private sector clients including the United Nations, BP and the NHS, amongst others. He was Associate Director (External) of the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science from 2013-2016. In 2020, he was awarded a KTP with Dean's of Huntly.

His research focusses on the use of information and knowledge for decision-making; the use of narratives in knowledge sharing, the development of knowledge-based strategies; and information landscapes. He has supervised 10 doctoral students to completion, and has acted as an external examiner for Northumbria University, University of Sheffield, Edinburgh Queen Margaret University, Liverpool John Moore’s University, Aberystwyth University, Loughborough University, and University of Borås (Sweden).
Research Interests Dark Knowledge; Knowledge Management; Information Management; Storytelling/Narrative; Knowledge-based Processes; Communities of Practice; Innovation Management; Social Media in Political and Policing Contexts; Information visualisation; Digital Curation.
Teaching and Learning CBM206 Data Visualisation for Business Analytics (FT)
BSM101 Dissertation (FT/PT/ODL)
BS3966 The Data Management Life Cycle
BSM555 The Digital Age (FT/PT)
BSM667 Knowledge Asset Management (ODL)
BSM668 Business Information and Intelligence (ODL)
BS3929 Management of Organisational Knowledge (ODL)
BS4322 Research Project (FT)
BS4302 Research Methods (FT)
BS3207 Research Methods (ODL)
ResearcherID G-4789-2012
Scopus Author ID 8593916300