Paul Clough is a lecturer in Information Systems in the Department of Information Studies, University of Sheffield (UK). He received his BEng in Computer Science from the University of York whilst also working for British Telecommunications Plc. as a software engineer. He received his PhD from the Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield, and has since worked as a researcher on a range of language engineering and information access projects. Clough is a member of the Information Retrieval (IR) group and his core research interests are information retrieval (geographical IR, multimedia IR and evaluation), computational text analysis (plagiarism detection, authorship attribution and corpus creation) and human-computer interaction. Clough has over 70 peer-reviewed publications in his research area and a US patent for an information management system.