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Dr Eleanor Burt

Dr Eleanor Burt

BA (Hons), Ph.D., AMETS, FHEA

Senior Lecturer,

specialising in charity management

Contact details

Tel: +44 (0)1334 46 2804
Fax: +44 (0)1334 46 2812

Web Links

Convenor, Third Sector Research Forum (TSRF).

Co-convenor, Scottish Network for Third Sector Data.

Teaching 2016–2017

Biography

Eleanor Burt graduated with First Class Honours from the University of Strathclyde in 1989 and completed her doctoral research at the same university from September 1991- June 1994. Since then she has been a Principal Investigator and co-Principal Investigator on a number of funded research projects, including two major ESRC projects under the Virtual Society and Civil Society Data Partnership programmes and for the Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner. She has also undertaken commissioned work and consultancies for organisations such as the Baring Foundation, the Nominet Trust, and CVS Fife. She gave oral evidence to the Kemp Commission on the Future of the Voluntary Sector in Scotland and has been an 'expert commentator' to the Cabinet Office, the Better Regulation Task Force, and the NCVO Foresight Panel on Information and Communication Technologies and the Voluntary Sector, amongst others. She publishes in both academic and non-academic media. She has been specialising in the charity sector since completing what she believes to have been the first PhD in Scotland to focus on this sector.

Research specialisms

Charities (broadly defined) in the 'Information Age', charities as ethical institutions, charities and the regulation of campaigning and 'democratic voice'.

Selected publications (2008 to present)

Clear Rules Allow Charities the Right to Speak Out
Burt, E. 16 May 2013 Edinburgh : Johnston Publishing Ltd.
Research output: Other contribution

Charities and ICTs: Can IS-enabled Innovation in Business Critical Activities be Delivered?
Burt, E. & Taylor, J. 2013 In : Communications of the Association of Information Systems. p. 204-224
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Managing humanitarian emergencies: Teaching and learning with a virtual humanitarian disaster tool
Ajinomoh, O., Miller, A. H. D., Dow, L., Gordon-Gibson, A. & Burt, E. 2012 CSEDU 2012: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computer Supported Education. Helfert, M., Martins, M. J. & Cordeiro, J. (eds.). SciTePress, Vol. 1, p. 55-64
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Recruitment in Charitable Organisations: A Comparative Perspective
Burt, E. & Scholarios, D. 2011 Voluntary Organisations and Public Services Delivery: the employment outcomes of Government Outsourcing and their implications. Cuningham, I. & James, P. (eds.). London: Routledge
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

How do public bodies respond to freedom of information legislation?: Administration, modernisation and democratisation
Taylor, J. A. & Burt, E. Jan 2010 In : Policy & Politics. 38, 1, p. 119-134 16 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Understanding Scotland’s Volunteering: Does Sector Matter?
Burt, E. 2010 Stirling: Volunteer Development Scotland.
Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Achieving Value Congruence Through Recruitment and Selection in Third Sector Organisations
Scholarios, D. & Burt, E. 2010
Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Recruitment in Charitable Organisations – The Philanthropic Myth and Managerial Pragmatism Uncovered?
Burt, E. & Scholarios, D. 2010
Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Through the Lens of Recruitment Narratives - Charitiesm, Religion and Managerial Pragmatism: Time for a 'Philosophical Turn'?
Burt, E. & Scholarios, D. 2010
Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

'Charitable Identity': HR Professionals in the Frontline?
Burt, E. & Scholarios, D. Aug 2009 In : CIPD WestNews. 63, 4
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Scotland’s Voluntary Sector? Coming Together for Independence?
Burt, E. & Taylor, J. A. 2009 London: The Baring Foundation.
Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Freedom of Information and Scottish Local Government: Continuity, Change, and Capabilities in the Management of Information
Burt, E. & Taylor, J. A. 2009 In : Local Government Studies. 35, 2, p. 181-196
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002: A Catalyst for Change in Scotland’s Public Bodies?
Burt, E. & Taylor, J. A. 2008 In : Records Management Association of Australasia Quarterly. 24, 4, p. 33-35
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Freedom of Information and Scottish Public Service Behaviour
Taylor, J. A. & Burt, E. 2008
Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002: A Catalyst for Change in Scotland's Public Bodies?
Burt, E. & Taylor, J. A. 2008 Records Management Society Bulletin, 45, p. 20-22
Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

FOI changes Organisations and records management in Scotland
Burt, E. & Taylor, J. A. 2008 Privacy Laws and Business, 35, p. 17-19
Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Managing Freedom of Information in Scottish Public Bodies: Administrative Imperatives and Political Settings
Burt, E. & Taylor, J. A. 2008 In : Open Government. 4, 1, p. 1-24
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

How well do voluntary organizations perfom on the web as democratic actors?: Towards an evaluative framework
Burt, E. & Taylor, J. A. 2008 In : Information, Communication and Society. 11, 8, p. 1047-1067
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Evaluating Intermediation: The Electronic Mixed Economy of Public Service Delivery
Burt, E. & Taylor, J. A. 2008 In : International Journal of Public Administration. 31, 7, p. 730-748 19 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Charities' Use of the Internet cover Baring report cover FOISA 2007 report cover