Dr. Crystal Fulton is an Associate Professor in the School of Information & Communication Studies at University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland. Her research focuses on social participation in a range of everyday social settings, from information worlds in serious leisure contexts to the social margins and darker communities. Her work has revealed new constructs around information creation, secrecy, and manipulation, extending the boundaries of our understanding of information behaviour. Funded by the Irish Research Council for Ireland, she conducted the country’s first national project to examine the social impact of gambling addiction, and further research for the Department of Justice and Equality, her research has been used to support new legislation in Ireland. She first joined ASIS&T as a doctoral student, later chaired SIG USE, and then chaired the European Chapter, and this year she was Director of Chapter Assembly. She recently won the Association's Outstanding Information Science Teacher of the Year Award in 2018.