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Jill Griffiths

Head of School of Digital Arts (SODA)

Jill is Head of the School of Digital Arts (SODA) and Reader in Digital Strategy and Pedagogical Innovation. She was previously Section Leader for Manchester Metropolitan iSchool. As Deputy Head Jill works with Toby to provide academic leadership, management and strategic direction for SODA.

Jill's teaching and research focuses on user experience (UX) and behaviour in varying contexts, including content and its creation, information and collections in cultural, academic and commercial sectors. Research includes regionally, nationally and internationally funded projects, including leading the Evaluation & Field Trials for the PATHS project – Personalised Access To cultural Heritage Spaces (EC funded under the FP7 programme).

Jill also leads on pedagogical innovation and has specific expertise with degree apprenticeship programmes. As one of three academics developing the first degree apprenticeship for Manchester Metropolitan University, the highly successful BSc Digital and Technology Solutions, Jill is an advocate for new approaches to higher education and is currently leading development of the BSc Digital User Experience degree apprenticeship programme for SODA.


Book Chapters

Griffiths, JR., Craven, J., 2013. 'Data analysis'. In Research, Evaluation and Audit, Key steps in demonstrating your value, Facet.

Griffiths, JR., 2012. 'User engagement with evaluation of digital libraries: A case study of the DiSCmap project'. In User Studies for Digital Library Development, Facet.

Griffiths, JR., Glass, NR., 2011. 'Understanding the information literacy competencies of UK Higher Education students'. In .) Information literacy: infiltrating the curriculum, challenging minds, Chandos.

Journal Articles

Birrell, D., Dobreva, M., Dunsire, G., Griffiths, JR., Hartley, RJ., Menzies, K., 2011. 'The DiSCmap project: Digitisation of special collections: Mapping, assessment, prioritisation', New Library World, 112 (1-2), pp. 19-44.

Griffiths, JR., Craven, J., 2009. 'Development and Evaluation of a Generic Re-Purposable e-Learning Object on Data Analysis', pp. 14-28.

Griffiths, JR., Johnson, F., Hartley, RJ., 2007. 'User satisfaction as a measure of system performance', Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 39 (3), pp. 142-152.

Griffiths, JR., Brophy, P., 2005. 'Student searching behavior and the web: Use of academic resources and Google', Library Trends, 53 (4), pp. 539-554.

Griffiths, JR., 2003. 'Evaluation of the JISC Information Environment: student perceptions of services.', Inf. Res., 8.

Johnson, FC., Griffiths, JR., Hartley, RJ., 2003. 'Task dimensions of user evaluations of information retrieval systems.', Inf. Res., 8.

Griffiths, JR., Hartley, RJ., Willson, JP., 2002. 'An improved method of studying user-system interaction by combining transaction log analysis and protocol analysis.', Inf. Res., 7.

Griffiths, JR., Siān Lambert, J., 1995. 'CD-ROM interfaces: full-text databases', Library Review, 44 (8), pp. 20-27.

Conference Papers

Griffiths, JR., Fernie, K., Stevenson, M., Clough, P., Goodale, P., Hall, M., Agirre, E., Bergheim, RS., 2013. 'Personalising Access to Digital Cultural Heritage Spaces', eChallenges, Dublin, 2013.

Birrell, D., Dobreva, M., Dunsire, G., Griffiths, J., Hartley, R., Menzies, K., 2009. 'The DiSCmap Project: Overview and First Results', in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 5714 LNCS, pp. 408-411.