Leif Azzopardi is currently an RCUK Research Fellow within the Glasgow Information Retrieval Group and a full time academic member of staff within the Department of Computing Science, at the University of Glasgow. His research interests include: distributed information retrieval models and systems, formal models, specifically probabilistic models such as the Language Model, or Convergence to Order Framework, and the Evaluation of Information Retrieval Systems. More recently, he has began to develop the idea of 'Accessibility' from Transportation Planning to the management and evaluation of Information Retrieval Systems. Previously, Dr Azzopardi was a Post Doctoral Researcher within iLab at the University of Strathclyde in 2006, and ILPS at the University of Amsterdam in 2005. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Paisley in 2005, where he was supervised by Prof. Mark Girolami, Prof. Malcolm Crowe and Prof. Keith van Rijsbergen. He was also the past Chair of the BCS Information Retrieval Specialist Group (2006-2008).