Knowledge Transfer: Exchanging Knowledge with the Field
Gemma John is currently a postdoctoral research associate at the Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change (CRESC) at Manchester University. She was awarded her doctorate in 2009 from St Andrews University, and has subsequently held a post doctoral research fellowship at Edinburgh University, and has taught at St Andrews, Edinburgh and lectured at Manchester University. Her doctoral research focuses on personhood as it is expressed through the implementation, reception, and use of Freedom of Information legislation in Scotland. She is interested in constitutional reform, including devolved government in the form of access to information legislation, and now the notion of responsibility as embodied in the Big Society initiatives.