Posted Mar 19th 2018

CRISP Director, Professor William Webster, has been announced as one of the new Co-Editors-in-Chief, of the journal Information Polity.  Professor Webster will work alongside Professor Albert Meijer of Utrecht University and a newly constituted Editorial Board and Associate Editors.  Information Polity has a long-standing reputation as one of the world’s leading eGovernment journals and has a...

Posted Mar 16th 2018

Elizabeth Denham, the UK Information Commissioner, delivered the 6th Annual CRISP Lecture on Wednesday, 14th March before a large audience at the University of Edinburgh. Entitled 'Money, Law and Courage: The Varied Roles of the UK Information Commissioner'.  Ms. Denham first explained the financial and other resources at her disposal, as well as the legal and other instruments she can use in...

Posted Feb 7th 2018

CRISP is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Denham, the UK Information Commissioner, will deliver the CRISP Annual Lecture on Wednesday, 14th March 2018 in Lecture Theatre 1, Appleton Tower, 11 Crichton Street, EH8 9LE. You are welcome to arrive at 6.00pm and the lecture will begin at 6.30pm.

The lecture is entitled 'Law, Money and Courage: The Roles of the UK Information Commissioner'...

Posted Feb 6th 2018

CRISP St Andrews has secured two PhD scholarships from the St Leonards Interdisciplinary PhD studentship scheme.

The first, based in the Department of Philosophy, is co-supervised by Professors Katherine Hawley and Kirstie Ball. It is entitled 'Privacy as a Social Value: Conceptual and Regulatory Issues'. Further particulars and a link to the application portal can be found here


Posted Jan 8th 2018

CRISP is proud to announce that applications can be submitted for its fourth biannual Doctoral Training School. The School takes place at the University of St Andrews from Monday 18– Friday 22 June 2018. The School will feature five days of intensive training in multi-disciplinary research methods and skills in the field of Surveillance Studies. It will also feature a range of knowledge-...

Posted Sep 29th 2017

CRISP is pleased to announce that the first book in the new Routledge Studies in Surveillance series is soon to be published. Titled 'Big data, surveillance and crisis management' and edited by Kees Boersma and Chiara Fonio the edoted collection will be published at the start of 2018.

Jorge thinking deeply about his doctoral research

Posted Sep 13th 2017

We would like to extend a warm welcome to Jorge Campos who is CRISP's latest PhD candidate. He will be based at St Andrews School of Management. Jorge joins us from the University of Leeds where he graduated with a Masters in Consumer Analytics and Marketing Strategy. He holds his Bachelor’s degree from the Polytechnic in his hometown of Porto. 

Jorge's Master’s thesis explored the trust...

Posted May 15th 2017

Most of us will have heard something about Smart cities, but perhaps are unsure what the term really means? Using examples from ‘cutting edge’ research which we are conducting here at the University of Stirling, where we are uniquely looking at Smart cities from the ‘lens’ of the citizen, we will try to help to fill some of those gaps.

Smart cities often feature a city-wide vision to...

Posted Apr 21st 2017

CRISP is delighted to announce a new book series ‘Routledge Studies in Surveillance’. The series is edited by its directors, Kirstie Ball, William Webster and Charles Raab and produced in conjunction with Routledge.  Studies of surveillance take place in many academic disciplines and it is time for a coherent series which represents the sheer diversity of surveillance scholarship.

Now is...

Posted Apr 7th 2017

Human flourishing is aided and hindered by surveillance systems. Religious ethics, directed towards an authentic way of life, have, therefore, a significant interest in how Big Data  and other surveillance strategies shape men and women.

On the other hand, religious ethics may reflect the concerns of analogue societies rather than 21st century digital, networked communities.