Gavan McCarthy

You are here

Gavan McCarthy's picture

Prof Gavan McCarthy

Member since: 02/25/2016 - 22:55
Professional title: 
Primary Domain/Field of Expertise (Other): 
social and cultural informatics, archival science
Other (professional title): 
Director, eScholarship Research Centre
Organization name: 
The University of Melbourne
Organization type: 

Short Bio

Last comments


Associate Professor Gavan McCarthy is Director of the University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre attached to Research and Collections in Academic Services. The Centre, established in 2007, provides a focus for his research is in social and cultural informatics, his expertise in archival science and a long-standing interest in the history of Australian science. He contributes to information infrastructure development within the University and his projects highlight strong engagement with community. His distinctive cross-disciplinary research reaches into other fields such as education, social work, linguistics, anthropology, population health and history. He re-examines theoretical foundations and tests new theories through practical interventions with a focus on public knowledge domains, contextual information frameworks and knowledge archives. He has been a member of the International Council on Archives since 1995.

Group membership