Dr Luke Tredinnick
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Luke Tredinnick

Dr Luke Tredinnick is a senior lecturer in Media and Communications and course leader for Media and Communications BScMedia, Communications and Journalism BSc, Media and Marketing BA, Media and Public Relations BA, and Media and Languages BA.  He is co-editor of the Sage journal Business Information Review, and a member of the conference committee for London Information International 2017. Luke is an active researcher who has published three books and numerous shorter works; his specialisms include digital culture, digital history and information theory.

Luke has a BA in English and American Literature from the University of Kent at Canterbury, an MSc in Information Science from City University London, and a PhD in Media and Communications from London Metropolitan University. He is interested in research supervisions on topics related to the media, digital culture, and those exploiting semiotic and post-structuralist methodologies.  


Luke teaches on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules in the media and communications area on a diverse range of topics including media genres, media history, and identity.


Luke is co-editor of the academic journal Business Information Review (Sage), on the conference committee for London Information International 2017, and is a member of the editorial board of Library and Information History (Maney). He is a member of the Media, Culture and Communications Association (MECCSA), and  a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). His current research interests focus on internet studies, digital culture, information and digital history, post-structuralism, semiotics, writing and textuality.

Luke is widely published on a range of topics. He has written three books including Digital Information Culture (2008) and Digital Information Contexts (2006). His published scholarly work includes papers on the topics of complexity theory, the rhizome, post-structuralism, information security, artificial intelligence, social media, information history and digital history. 


  • Tredinnick L (2017), Artificial Intelligence and professional roles, Business Information Review 34 (1): 37-41.
  • Laybats, C and Tredinnick, L (2017), From science fiction to reality, Business Information Review 34 (1): 1-3.
  • Laybats, C and Tredinnick, L (2016), Post truth, information and emotion, Business Information Review 33 (4).
  • Laybats, C and Tredinnick, L (2016), Information Security, Business Information Review, 33 (2).
  • Tredinnick, L (2016), Profession Education, BIR Journal Blog.
  • Laybats, C and Tredinnick, L (2015), Social Media and the Underdo Effect, Business Information Review, 32 (4): 200-203.
  • Tredinnick, L (2015), Registering Changes in Language and TechnologyBIR Journal Blog.
  • Tredinnick, L (2015), On the Brink of a Digital Domesday? BIR Journal Blog.
  • Laybats, C and Tredinnick, L (2015), Editorial, Business Information Review, 32 (3):150-153).
  • Tredinnick, L (2015), The Nature of Information.
  • Tredinnick, L (2013), Each One of Us is Several: Networks, Rhizomes, and Web Organisms, Knowledge Organization, 40 (6): 414-421.
  • Tredinnick, L (2013), The Making of History: remediating historicised experience, in Weller, T (c.2012), Digital History, London and New York: Routledge.
  • Tredinnick, L (2012), Det analoge bibliotex I den digitale verden – biblioteksprofessionen I forandring, in Høyrup, H, Nielsen, H J and Hjørland, B (Red), Viden I Spil: Forskningsbibliotekers functioner I forandring, Frederiksberg : Samfundslitteratur.
  • Tredinnick, L (2011), Web 2.0 and Business: a pointer to the intranets of the future, from 2006 – 2011, Business Information Review, 28 (1): 49-52.
  • Tredinnick, L (2011), Top Tips for Intranets: revised March 2011.
  • Tredinnick, L (2011), Top Tips for Intranet 2.0.
  • Tredinnick, L (2011), Keynote: Five Challenges for the E-Publishing Industry, Online Information Show 2011, Olympia Exhibition Centre, 29 November to 1 December 2011.
  • Tredinnick, L (2011), Rewriting History: digital discourse and the knowable past, in Weller, T (2011), Information History in the Modern World, London: Palgrave MacMillan.
  • Tredinnick, L (2010), How Does Research Impact on Knowledge, FASS Research Conference, Graduate Centre, 23 September 2010.
  • Tredinnick, L (2009), World of Warcraft, in Carlisle, Rodney P (2009), Encyclopaedia of Play in Today’s Societies, London: Sage Publications.
  • Tredinnick, L (2009), Tomb Raider, in Carlisle, Rodney P (2009), Encyclopaedia of Play in Today’s Societies, London: Sage Publications.
  • Tredinnick, L (2009), Tetris, in Carlisle, Rodney P (2009), Encyclopaedia of Play in Today’s Societies, London: Sage Publications.
  • Tredinnick, L (2009), Civilization, in Carlisle, Rodney P. (2009), Encyclopaedia of Play in Today’s Societies, London: Sage Publications
  • Tredinnick, L (2009), Amiga, in Carlisle, Rodney P (2009), Encyclopaedia of Play in Today’s Societies, London: Sage Publications.
  • Tredinnick, L (2009), Complexity Theory and the Web, Journal of Documentation, 65 (5): 797-816.
  • Tredinnick, L (2009), The Analogue Library in the Digital Age, The Danish Journal of Library Research [Dansk BiblioteksForskning], 5 (2/3): 37-50.
  • Tredinnick, L (2008), Digital Information Culture: The Individual and Society in the Digital Age, Oxford: Chandos Publishing.
  • Tredinnick, L (2007), Post-structuralism, Hypertext, and the World Wide Web, Aslib Proceedings, 59 (2), 169-186. 2007.
  • Tredinnick, L (2006), Taming intranets, UKeIG Intranet Managers Group, London, 28 March 2006.
  • Tredinnick, L (2006), Keynote: Why intranets fail, Intranets Benchmarking Forum Live, Barbican Centre, London, 04 Oct 2006.
  • Tredinnick, L (2006), Anarchy and the organisation: intranet 2.0, Online Information 2006 Proceedings; 27-29 Nov 2006, 163-167.
  • Tredinnick, L (2006), Web 2.0 and business: a pointer to the intranets of the future, Business Information Review, 23(4), 228-234. 2006.
  • Tredinnick, L (2006), Digital Information Contexts: Theoretical Approaches to Understanding Digital Information, Oxford: Chandos Publishing.
  • Tredinnick, L (2005), Digitizing Collections: strategic issues for the information manager; Laura M. Hughes, Library and Information Research, 29 (92): 68.
  • Tredinnick, L (2005), Libraries Without Walls 5: The Distributed Delivery of Information services; Edited by Peter Brophy, Shelagh Fisher & Jenny Craven, Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems, 39 (2) 2005.
  • Tredinnick, L (2005), The graduates of tomorrow, Library and Information Update 4 (9) September 2005.
  • Tredinnick, L (2005), The Information Society: a study in continuity and change, Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 23 (4): 100-102.
  • Tredinnick, L (2004), Managing your Internet and Intranet Services; by Peter Griffiths, Learning & Teaching Support Network.
  • Tredinnick, L (2004), Organizing the Internet: Library Trends 52 (2); Edited by Andrew Torok, Journal of Library and Information Science, 36 (2): 90-91.
  • Tredinnick, L (2004), The digital age and the changing profession, Library and Information Update 3 (10), October 2004.
  • Tredinnick, L (2004), Why Intranets Fail (And How to Fix Them), Oxford: Chandos Publishing.
  • Tredinnick, L (2001), Building an Intranet Content Management Strategy, Vine, 31 (3): 20-26.

Email: l.tredinnick@londonmet.ac.uk

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