Professor Hazel Hall

Director of CSI

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Professor Hazel Hall is Director of the Centre for Social Informatics in the Institute for Informatics and Digital Innovation at Edinburgh Napier University. Between 2009 and 2012 she led the implementation of the UK Library and Information Science Research Coalition.

Hazel's main research expertise and teaching interests lie in information sharing in online environments within the context of knowledge management. Other themes in which she maintains an active interest include social computing/media, online communities and collaboration, the education and training of information professionals, and library and information science research. She welcomes enquiries from potential PhD students who would like to undertake research in any of these areas. Please e-mail

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    Recent Projects

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    PhD Project Involvement

    Alicja Pawluczuk (PhD 2016-)
    Youth digital culture co-creation. Measuring the social impact in Scotland.
    Iris Buunk (PhD 2014-)
    Easier, faster, better? Evaluating to what extent social media facilitates tacit knowledge sharing practices between employees within organisations belonging to the public sector.
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    Leo Appleton (PhD 2013-)
    The value and impact of public libraries within the Information Society: their contribution to citizenship development. Leo Appleton's PhD research explores the impact of libraries on citizenship. He is based in the Centre for Social Informatics, where his Director of Studies is Professor Hazel Hall.
    Frances Ryan (PhD 2013-)
    Reputation management in a digital world: the role of online information in the management and evaluation of personal reputations.
    Lyndsey Jenkins (PhD 2015-)
    Enhancing the capacity for workplace learning and innovation in Scotland.
    John Mowbray (PhD 2014-)
    The impact of networking supported by social media on career management skills.
    Lynn Killick (PhD 2013-)
    An investigation into the population census as a tool for building the good society: policy, ethics and social informatics.
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    Recent Publications

    Buunk, I., Hall, H., Smith, C. (2017). Tacit knowledge sharing and social media: the determination of a methodological approach to explore the intangible. Information Research, , (), .

    Mowbray, J., Hall, H., Raeside, R., Robertson, P. (2017). The role of networking and social media tools during job search: an information behaviour perspective. Information Research, , (), .

    Ryan, F., Cruickshank, P., Hall, H., Lawson, A. (2017). Managing and evaluating personal reputations on the basis of information shared on social media: a Generation X perspective. Information Research, , (), .

    Killick, L., Duff, A., Hall, H., Deakin, M. (2016). Power to the Population? The Population Census under Review. In: (Ed.) ACTIS 2015, , () ( ed.). (pp. ). Japan: . IAFOR.

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