About Peter G. Underwood
Peter G. Underwood is a senior associate of Knowledge Leadership Associates. He is Emeritus Professor the University of Cape Town, having occupied the Chair from 1992-2010. Prior to this he spent twenty years as Lecturer in the Department of Information Studies, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom. He is a graduate of the Cranfield School of Management, having completed an MBA there in 1980, and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP).
Peter is the author of Managing change in libraries and information services: a systems approach and Soft systems analysis and the management of libraries, information services and resource centres, and co-author of Basics of data management for information services. In 2010, with Dr Colin Darch, he published Freedom of information in the developing world: demand, compliance and democratic behaviour (Woodhead/Chandos, 2010).
His teaching and research focuses on information literacy, information systems management and organizational behaviour in the context of libraries and information services. His work at the University of Cape Town’s Centre for Information Literacy has given him experience of planning and delivering workshops on information literacy and web searching. He has, for many years, provided discipline-specific web searching workshops to audiences as diverse as business students, students of design and photography, medical clinicians and engineers. More recently, he has been working with librarians and research officers of the Parliaments of South Africa, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania.