Stephen Robertson

Brief CV

Born 6 April 1946
email stephenerobertson -at- hotmail -dot- co -dot- uk



Awards and honours

Some other activities

Member of various journal editorial boards and conference programme committees. External examiner for PhD candidates at various universities in the UK, USA and Europe. Have also served as external examiner for taught masters courses. Member of the RAE panel for Library and Information Management, 1996 and 2001.  Trustee of the John Campbell Trust.  Member of the panel of judges for the Salton Award, and also for the Karen Sparck Jones award.

S.R. Ranganathan Memorial Lectures, Documentation Research and Training Centre, Bangalore, 1987. ISI Lazerow Lectures, Department of Information Studies, UCLA, 1993. Chair of the John Campbell Trust (affiliated with the Institute of Information Scientists / CILIP), 1999-2007. Lecturer at the European Summer School in Information Retrieval (ESSIR) in 2000 and 2003. Salton Award speaker, SIGIR 2000, Athens. Keynote speaker, International Conference on Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR), London, 2005. Invited speaker, International Workshop on Research in Digital Libraries, Kolkata, 2006. Keynote speaker, European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR), Rome, 2007. Keynote speaker, Information Interaction in Context (IIiX), London, 2008.  Keynote speaker, SIGIR 2009 Evaluation workshop.  Keynote speaker, ECIR 2010 Contextual Information Retrieval workshop.  Lectures at ESSIR (European Summer School for Information Retrieval) 2009.


Research contributions include:

The Gerard Salton award in 2000 (I was the sixth awardee since 1983) was in recognition of the above contributions.


I am now retired, though I continue to hold a visiting Professorship at University College London.

Publications list available at

December 2013