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Presentation on Social Informatics Research within the School of Computing, Edinburgh Napier University, UK presented at the LETCIC Symposium at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, 15th March 2017. For a narrative on these slides, please see the blog post at https://hazelhall.org/2017/03/12/perspectives-people-and-projects-social-informatics-research-at-edinburgh-napier-university/

Presentation on Social Informatics Research within the School of Computing, Edinburgh Napier University, UK presented at the LETCIC Symposium at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, 15th March 2017. For a narrative on these slides, please see the blog post at https://hazelhall.org/2017/03/12/perspectives-people-and-projects-social-informatics-research-at-edinburgh-napier-university/

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  1. 1. Perspectives, People and Projects Social Informatics Research School of Computing Edinburgh Napier University, UK Professor Hazel Hall LETICIC Symposium University of São Paulo, Brazil 15th March 2017
  2. 2. http://hazelhall.org @hazelh Slides on SlideShare at http://slideshare.net/hazelhall
  3. 3. The United Kingdom
  4. 4. The United Kingdom Scotland Wales England Northern Ireland 53m 5.3m 3m 1.8m Edinburgh London
  5. 5. General Election 2015 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2015-32624405
  6. 6. European Referendum 2016 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-36616028
  7. 7. www.napier.ac.uk/iidi Page 8
  8. 8. www.napier.ac.uk/iidi Page 9 Parks Royal yacht Palace Botanic Garden HillsBeachCastleExtinct volcano
  9. 9. Page 10
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  14. 14. 250 year-old New Town
  15. 15. Mirifici Logarithmorum Canonis Descriptio (1614) John Napier 1550-1617
  16. 16. • Ranked in top 5% of world universities • Strong ranking for ‘international outlook’
  17. 17. • One of largest Schools of Computing in UK • 1200 students • 57 academic staff • 13 research/technical staff We are BIG
  18. 18. • Placements (internships) and ePlacement Scotland • Graduate level apprenticeships • PhDs part-funded by Skills Development Scotland • Sought-after and highly-employable graduates We value employability
  19. 19. • Computer Security and Networking – e.g. cybersecurity • Software Engineering and Technology – e.g. applied artificial intelligence • Creative and Social Informatics – e.g. interaction design We offer broad coverage of computing
  20. 20. • Computer Security and Networking – e.g. cybersecurity • Software Engineering and Technology – e.g. applied artificial intelligence • Creative and Social Informatics – e.g. interaction design We offer broad coverage of computing
  21. 21. Our research focus People… … and communities … and technologies Our research focus People… … and communities … and technologies Social informatics Interdisciplinary study… …of the design and use of information & communication technologies …that takes account of institutional and cultural contexts Social informatics Interdisciplinary study… …of the design and use of information & communication technologies …that takes account of institutional and cultural contexts
  22. 22. https://drhazelhall.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/2017_03_csi-flyer.pdf Please see the flyer
  23. 23. • 7 Academic staff (teaching and research) • 1 Researcher • 8 Research students • 1 Emeritus professor • 1 Visiting professor (McMaster, Canada) • Several associates Our group
  24. 24. Our group • Democratic digital engagement • eGovernment • Information policy • Information seeking behaviour and use • Knowledge management • The Information Society • Online communities • Open data and open government
  25. 25. Our funders/partners: research councils
  26. 26. Our funders/partners: public bodies
  27. 27. Our funders/partners: business
  28. 28. Our funders/partners: charities and professional bodies
  29. 29. https://community-knect.net/
  30. 30. To facilitate a co-ordinated and strategic approach to LIS research across the UK (2009-2012) To explore the extent to which LIS research projects influence practice (2011) To create outputs to support the use and execution of research by librarians and information scientists (2012) To develop a UK-wide network of LIS researchers (2011-2012)
  31. 31. Our PhDs • Public library value • Knowledge sharing • Workplace learning • Population census • Information seeking behaviour and use • Digital co-creation
  32. 32. Our publications
  33. 33. Our conference contributions
  34. 34. Award-winning research
  35. 35. Page 46
  36. 36. Contact Hazel Hall •@hazel •http://hazelhall.org •http://slideshare.net/hazelhall •h.hall@napier.ac.uk •+44 (0)131 455 2760
  37. 37. Perspectives, People and Projects Social Informatics Research School of Computing Edinburgh Napier University, UK Professor Hazel Hall LETICIC Symposium University of São Paulo, Brazil 15th March 2017

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