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Lynn Wyeth is currently undertaking a PhD at De Montfort University, Leicester, in the Business & Law faculty, researching the impact of Freedom of Information on Local Government when used by the media, politicians and pressure groups, and assessing any unitended consequences.

She will shortly be looking for Freedom of Information officers working in Local Authorities plus journalists and members of pressure groups who use FOI who are willing to take part in interviews, or who would just be happy to answer questionnaires/surveys.

If you are interested in taking part, please email her at
contact@foiresearch.info or tweet her on @FoiUKResearch


'A Practical Guide to Handling Freedom of Information Requests'. Ark Publishing (buy

'Data Protection: Compliance in Practice'.  Ark Publishing

'Freedom Fighters or Lazy Journalism: Critical reflections on freedom of information' edited by John Mair and Tom Felle. (Buy


An edited version of the above chapter was published in British Journalism Review, Vol 25, No. 4, December 2014.

Is the use of the United Kingdom’s Freedom of Information Act by the media giving local government a bad press? Paper on Transparency and Governance to be presented at the 5th Global Conference on Transparency Studies. Limerick University, 19-21 June 2017.

Do fishing expeditions truly undermine FOIA's objectives - PDP Freedom of Information Journal vol 13 issue 2.

Balancing transparency and privacy - PDP Freedom of Information Journal vol 13 issue 4.

Central government departments and FOI timeliness... will the crackdown happen? - PDP Freedom of Information Journal vol 13 issue 6.




Presented a paper at the 6th Global Conference on Transparency Research in Rio de Janeiro in June 2019.

Presented a paper at
 the 5th Global Conference on Transparency Research in Limerick, Ireland in June 2017. 

Presented initial considerations relating to the use of FOI legislation by journalists at PDP's 10th Annual Freedom of Information Conference in May 2014.

Attended the 4th Global Conference on Transparency Research in Lugano, Switzerland in June 2015. http://www.transparency.usi.ch/

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