PhD Students

Meet the current PhD in Information Studies students at the McGill School of Information Studies. To view PhD graduates, visit the PhD theses page and see Where our PhD graduates are working.

Name Research Areas Contact

Jean Archambeault

Productive uncertainty; Knowledge emergence; Knowledge co-creation;  Anticipation;  Intelligence and Analytics jean.archambeault [at] (e-mail)
Philips Ayeni Scholarly communication: open access; institutional repositories

philips.ayeni [at] (e-mail)



Claudia Baptista Claros

Information and society (dissemination, distortion and literacy), digital ecologies, knowledge management

claudia.baptistaclaros [at] (e-mail)

Aaron Bowen-Zeicheck

Healthcare Information Systems; Personal Health Information Management; Personal Health Records  aaron.bowen-ziecheck [at] (e-mail)
Grace Brooks

Tacit knowledge, knowledge management, audio engineering, mentorship, peer learning, gender studies, sound studies

grace.brooks [at] (e-mail)
Kartikay Chadha Digital Humanities; Human-Computer Interaction; Human-Information Interaction; Web-Design & Development; Database Development and Management; African Studies & Technology; Big data visualization; Quantitative & Qualitative Research Methods. Reference to research projects: Walk With Web Inc.

kartikay.chadha [at] (e-mail)


Jiamin (Carrie) Dai

Human-computer interaction with a focus on assistive technologies for older adults & individuals living with dementia

jiamin.dai [at] (e-mail)


Robert Douglas Ferguson

Personal information management, personal financial information, personal health records, anthropology of information, communication in hospice settings robert.ferguson2 [at] (e-mail)

Mauricio Fontana de Vargas

Human-computer interaction with a focus on assistive technologies ; Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) devices ; Haptic interfaces

mauricio.fontanadevargas [at] (e-mail)


Morgannis Graham

Digital preservation, archives, data integrity, metadata, acquisition policies morgannis.graham [at] (e-mail)

Vera Granikov

 Information monitoring behaviour, collaborative information seeking, assessing the value of information, information literacy, consumer health information vera.granikov [at] (e-mail)

Rebecca Katz

Information policy; information behaviour; public legal literacy; copyright rebecca.katz2 [at] (e-mail)
Jwen Fai Low Data mining, machine learning, information propagation jwen.low [at] (e-mail)
Patrick Molicard-Chartier Information Behaviour; Information Use Environments of French as a Second Language Teachers (FSL) in Public English-Language School Boards

patrick.molicard-chartier [at] (e-mail)


Peymon Montazeri

Information Behaviour, Information Seeking and Sharing among Doctoral Peers peymon.montazeri [at] (e-mail)

Daniele Nascimento

Technology mediated participation, knowledge management, community informatics, urban informatics, open data and technology foresight daniele.nascimento [at] (e-mail)

Johannes Scherzer

Sound Design in Spatial Media, Scenography, VR and AR johannes.scherzer [at] (e-mail)

Dan Scott

Knowledge organization, linked data, library systems

daniel.b.scott [at] (e-mail)


Afroza Sultana

Accessible interfaces for older adults, human-computer interaction, machine learning

afroza.sultana [at] (e-mail)


Cynthia Tarlao

Spatial sound, Soundscapes cynthia.tarlao [at] (e-mail)
Christopher Trudeau urban noise, environmental justice, soundscapes christopher.trudeau [at] (e-mail)
Richard Yanaky

R&D using Immersive Technologies; Tools for urban soundscape design; Human-Computer Interaction; Multimodal Interaction

Richard.yanaky [at] (e-mail)


Xiaoqian Zhang Online health information behavior, Internet healthcare, and health informatics

xiaoqian.zhang [at] (e-mail)


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