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Dr Konstantina Martzoukou
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Dr Konstantina Martzoukou M.A., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Office: Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences, Room 201




I joined the Department of Library Information & Archive Sciences in September 2012 after having spent most of my professional career in Scotland. My teaching experience encompasses a number of interlinked areas with a focus on information seeking behaviour, information literacy and research methods. I have previously been the Course Leader for the MSc Information & Library Studies at the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen with the responsibility for the on-campus and the distance learning modes of study. My earlier working experience has included a Research Fellow post on ‘Entering e-Society: young children’s development of e-literacies’, a research project funded by the ESRC's e-Society Programme. I have also previously worked as a Library Assistant in the Medical Library of the University of Aberdeen and as a tutor of Modern Greek language for the Aberdeenshire Council.

In my current role as a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Library Information and Archive Sciences within the Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences, I am leading the Reference Sources and Information Literacy study unit and contributing to Research Methods.

I have an MA (Hons) degree in English from Aberdeen University and an MSc in Information and Library Studies from The Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen. I also hold a Ph.D which was completed in March 2006. Title of Ph.D thesis: The development of a holistic model of information seeking behaviour of students in higher education, encompassing use of Internet search engines (funded by Research Studentship awarded by the Robert Gordon University).

Research and teaching interests

My research interests are centred on methodological approaches for examining information seeking behaviour (especially holistic user-based approaches), user-system interaction, information literacy and professional continuing development for Information Professionals. 

I also have a particular interest in the design and delivery of distance learning courses and experimenting with online learning environments that facilitate interactivity and synchronous methods of communication utilising innovative e-learning technologies (e.g. lecture capturing systems).


MARTZOUKOU, K. 2012. Review of WEBER, S. And DIXON, S. 2007. Growing up online. Young people and digital technologies. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Education in the North, 19 [Available at]

PATTERSON, L. & MARTZOUKOU, K. 2012. Canadian Information Professionals' involvement in information synthesis and analysis. Journal of Librarianship  and Information Science, 44(1), pp.47-64

MARTZOUKOU, K. 2008. Students’ attitudes towards web search Engines: increasing appreciation of sophisticated search strategies. Libri, 58 (43), pp.137-210 [Available at]
MARTZOUKOU, K. 2007. Making an impact. Information Scotland, 5(5), p.17

MARTZOUKOU, K. 2007. That’s me! Trial-and-error...I’ll find that later! An investigation of students’ perception of search tactics when using Web search engines”. I3 Information: Interactions and Impact. 25-28th June 2007. The Robert Gordon University. Aberdeen. Scotland

MARTZOUKOU, K. 2006. Review of: Miller, W. and Pellen, R.M. (Eds.) Improving Internet reference services to distance learners. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press, 2004. Library Review, 55(8)

MARTZOUKOU, K. 2005. A review of Web information seeking research: considerations of method and foci of interest.  Information Research, 10(2) paper 215 [Available at]

MARTZOUKOU, K., 2004.  Methodological considerations in research foci of current web information seeking research.  ISIC 2004: the 5th Information Seeking in Context Conference, Dublin, Ireland, 1-3 September 2004

NEWTON, R. & MARTZOUKOU, K. 2002. The development of an holistic model of information seeking behaviour of students in higher education, encompassing use of Internet search engines. Doctoral Workshop of the 4th conference in Information Seeking in Context (ISIC), Lisbon: Portugal.


Professional Practice

Coordinator of the External Evaluation of the Archives and Library Science Department of the Ionian University in Corfu, Greece (5th - 11th November 2011) as part of the Part of the Hellenic Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (HQAA) programme.

Peer reviewer for the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Journal of Information Science and Library Review in the area of information seeking and library education.

Team leader of the MSc Information & Library Studies e-Learning Working Party at The Robert Gordon University to facilitate the implementation of blended learning approaches for enhancing student learning experience (part of the ENABLE project supported by the Higher Education Academy – 2009).

Member of the Local Organising Committee and Refereeing Panel for i3   Information, Interactions and Impact conference, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen (June 2007).

Visiting Lecturer, School of Library and Information Services, Technological Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece (16-27th April 2007) as part of the Hellenic Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (HQAA) programme.


Previous Doctoral Supervision

Information Behaviours and their impact within Information Services Scotland.




‘I love my Lecturer’ Full Award (The Robert Gordon University, 2012). Partly funded by the Higher Education Academy and NUS Scotland).

Last Updated: 16 October 2012

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