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Marie Griffiths The University of Salford, UK

Professor Rachel McLean is Director of Liverpool Screen School at Liverpool John Moores University. Rachel’s research career began with a PhD in electronic commerce. Her extensive and varied research portfolio includes international publications on science fiction and creative prototyping, and social media use in commercial and public sector industries.

Rachel was successfully nominated as a REF 2021 panel member for UoA 34 Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management. In 2016 Rachel was elected as President of the UK Academy of Information Systems (UKAIS), becoming the first woman to hold this post since the Academy was founded 25 years ago. She is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).