Hazel Hall

Hazel Hall

Prof Hazel Hall PhD MA BA FRSE FHEA FCLIP

Professor

Biography

Hazel Hall PhD MA BA FRSE FHEA FCLIP is Professor of Social Informatics within the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University. She is also Docent in Information Studies in the Faculty of Social Sciences, Business and Economics at Åbo Akademi, Finland.

Hall is active world-wide in Library and Information Science research. For example, she holds (or has held) distinguished external appointments, such Chair of the Research Councils UK Digital Economy Programme Advisory Board and Papers Co-Chair of the ASIST Annual Meeting; presents keynote and invited papers at major international conferences and universities; serves on research council grant awarding panels; examines research degrees in the UK and abroad; is an editorial board member of major journal titles in her field; and publishes widely for both academic and practitioner audiences.

Hall started her career in information services at the University of Birmingham in the mid-1980s. Her first academic post in Scotland was in the Department of Communication and Information Studies at Queen Margaret College (now University), which she held for 10 years from 1989. In 1999 Hall joined Napier. Here she has held a number of posts, including Senior Lecturer, Reader and Professor.

Hall has a long track record of working with industry and practitioners. For example, her PhD was sponsored by KPMG, in 2006 she was seconded full-time to TFPL Ltd supported by a grant awarded by the Royal Academy of Engineering, and between 2009 and 2012 she led the implementation of the UK Library and Information Science Research Coalition (http://lisresearch.org).

Alongside her research and teaching activities Hall is Edinburgh Napier University's Professorial Lead for Equality and Diversity. At institutional level, between 2013 and 2016 she managed the work that led to the first three successful Athena SWAN submissions for the University: institutional bronze in November 2014, and two departmental bronze awards in November 2016 (Computing, and Engineering and Built Environment).

Hall is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Her extensive work in Library and Information Science has also been recognised through the award of a number of prestigious international prizes including the Jason Farradane Award, the SLA Europe Information Professional Award, and the Information World Review Information Professional Award.

Longer profile at http://hazelhall.org/about/
Full CV at http://hazelhall.org/cv/
Blog at https://hazelhall.org/
Publications and presentations at https://hazelhall.org/publications/
About.me page at https://about.me/hazelh

News

Events

Esteem

Research Degree External Examining

  • PhD external examiner: University of Sheffield
  • PhD external examiner: McMaster University, Canada
  • PhD external examiner: Åbo Akademi University, Finland
  • PhD external examiner: University of Aberystwyth
  • PhD external examiner: Northumbria University
  • PhD external examiner: Loughborough University
  • PhD external examiner: Universite de Montreal, Canada
  • PhD external examiner: City University
  • PhD external examiner: University of Borås, Sweden

 

Media Activity

  • Library and Information Update interview: research in practice
  • Library and Information Gazette interview: profile of Hazel Hall
  • CILIP Update: coverage of DREaM project
  • Chinese Social Sciences Today interview: equality in academia
  • Dow Jones interview (Philadelphia, USA): library and information science in the UK
  • Edinburgh Evening News interview: TED Global
  • Information World Review interview: profile of Library and Information Science Research Coalition
  • Information Today Europe review: Hazel Hall's inaugural professorial lecture
  • How to be a "high-performing entity": Gazette previews Hazel Hall's keynote paper at ILI2010
  • Talking with Talis interview: the Library and Information Science Coalition
  • BBC Radio Scotland interview: women in science
  • Scotsman: Library and Information Science Research Coalition appointment
  • Scotsman interview: first Edinburgh Twestival
  • Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) interview (live webinar): Athena SWAN in the UK
  • Managing Information interview: profile of the Library and Information Science Research Coalition
  • FUMSI interview: profile of Library and Information Science Research Coalition
  • Physics World interview: changes in patterns of consumption in scholarly literature
  • The Conversation article: gender equality in science

 

Reviewing

  • Trustee: John Campbell Trust
  • Panel member: EPSRC Telling tales of engagement grant review panel
  • Panel chair: EPSRC Telling tales of engagement grant review panel
  • Panel member: EPSRC Digital personhood panel
  • Sandpit mentor: EPSRC Digital personhood sandpit
  • Panel member: RCUK Digital Economy Research in the Wild (RitW) grant review panel
  • Panel member: EPSRC Telling tales of engagement grant review panel
  • Judge: FameLab public engagement competition
  • Referee: Queen's Honour awarded in 2015 New Years honours list
  • Reviewer for British Academy, AHRC, ESRC, EPSRC
  • Reviewer for book publishers
  • Reviewer for Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
  • Reviewer for major journal titles in Library and Information Science and related fields
  • Member: AHRC Peer Review College
  • Member: Information World Review Information Professional of the Year judging panel
  • Member: Library and Information Science Practitioner Excellence Award judging panel
  • Member: RAPP Social Media Week Awards judging panel

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • University teaching award 2011
  • University teaching award 2007
  • Chartership of the Library Association (ALA) 1990
  • Information World Review Information Professional of the Year 2009
  • Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (FRSE)
  • Docent of Information Studies, School of Business and Economics, Åbo Akademi, Finland.
  • Grant award from the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
  • Grant awards from the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the John Campbell Trust
  • Grant award from the SLA
  • Grant award from Royal Academy of Engineering and TFPL
  • SLA Europe Information Professional Award 2011
  • Best Paper Award: IDIMC 2016
  • Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award 2015
  • Research Award: CILIP Information Literacy Group 2016
  • Principal’s Research Excellence Award: Edinburgh Napier University Research Conference 2016
  • Jason Farradane Award 2016
  • Grant award from Elsevier
  • Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) 2001
  • Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) 2002
  • Fellowship of the Institute of Information Scientists 1999 (FIInfSc)

 

Advisory panels and expert committees/witness

  • Chair of RCUK Digital Economy Theme Programme Advisory Board
  • Convenor of the ESRC Scottish Graduate School of Social Science Doctoral Training Centre Information Science Pathway
  • Honorary Secretary and Vice Chair: UK Online User Group
  • Member: British Library Advisory Committee for Research and Innovation
  • Member: British Association for Information and Library Education (BAILER) Heads Committee
  • Member of RCUK Digital Economy theme Programme Advisory Board
  • Member of RCUK Digital Economy programme Impact Review Panel
  • Member of the British Library Advisory Committee for Research and Innovation
  • Member of the British Association of Information and Library Education and Research (BAILER) Heads Committee
  • Member of Innovate UK's Digital Catapult Fellowships Programme Steering Group
  • Member of the ESRC Scottish Graduate School of Social Science Supervisory Board
  • Mentor for RCUK Digital Personhood sandpit event
  • Member of the National Centre for Research Methods panel for consultation on advanced social research methods training needs

 

Conference Activity

  • Chair of DREaM workshops programme
  • Chair of DREaM conference 2011
  • Chair of DREaM conference 2012
  • Member of International Programme Committee of 3rd International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World Ankara, Turkey
  • Member of programme committee for UK Online User Group conferences
  • Member of International Programme Committee: ASIST 2010
  • Member of International Programme Committee: 9th International Evidence Based Library and Information Conference
  • Member of International Programme Committee: IMCW2012
  • Member of International Programme Committee: i3 2011
  • Member of International Programme Committee: i3 2013
  • Member of International Programme Committee: IDIMC 2016
  • Member of International Programme Committee: i3 2015
  • Member Executive Committee: International Online Meeting
  • Member of Executive Programme Committee: iDocQ 2014
  • Member of Executive Programme Committee: iDocQ 2013
  • Member of Executive Programme Committee: iDocQ 2015
  • Member of Executive Programme Committee: iDocQ 2016
  • Member of Executive Programme Committee: iDocQ 2012
  • Member of Executive Programme Committee: iDocQ 2011
  • Member: Programme Committee: Library and Information Science Research Coalition conference 2010
  • Papers co-chair: ASIST 2015

 

Invited Speaker

  • Invited panellist at 'The idea of the University in the 21st century' forum
  • Invited research seminar speaker at the University of Glasgow
  • Invited research seminar speaker at the University of Warwick
  • Invited research seminar speaker at the University of Edinburgh
  • Invited research seminar speaker at the University of Warwick
  • Invited research seminar speaker at the Royal Commission Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland
  • Invited research seminar speaker at the University of Ulster
  • Invited research seminar speaker at Åbo Akademi University
  • Invited research seminar speaker at the University of Toronto, Canada
  • Invited research seminar speaker at the British Library
  • Invited panellist at AUKML Annual Conference 1999
  • Invited panellist at 'Why bother with intermediaries when you can use a search engine' (IIS)
  • Invited panellist at Edinburgh City Library public debate on the future of libraries
  • Invited speaker at eLearning@Edinburgh 2008
  • Invited speaker at Online 2009
  • Invited speaker at SLA Eastern Canada Members' Day 2009
  • Invited speaker at Perfect Information conference 2007
  • Invited speaker at JISC CETIS Conference 2007
  • Invited speaker at Library Research Symposium, Canada
  • Invited speaker at Online 2011
  • Invited speaker at SLA Europe 2010
  • Invited speaker at SCONUL Autumn Conference 2009
  • Invited speaker at the 2015 Athena SWAN awards ceremony
  • Invited speaker at HEALER meeting 2010
  • Invited speaker at ESRC conference: social media and impact
  • Invited speaker at EBIC 2005
  • Invited speaker at CoFHE Annual Conference 1995
  • Invited speaker at 'Non-traditional students and the academic library' 1995
  • Invited speaker at the Third International Seminar on Education and Research in Library and Information Science
  • Invited speaker at Virtual Communities Conference 2003
  • Invited speaker at Online 2001
  • Invited speaker CILIP NW Members' Day 2010
  • Invited speaker NetIKX
  • Invited seminar speaker at CIMA Biz.Net 2001
  • Invited seminar speaker at Edinburgh Discussion Group, ICAS
  • Invited keynote speaker at ISSOME 2011
  • Invited keynote speaker at Welsh Libraries, Museums and Archives Conference 2010
  • Invited keynote speaker at i3 2011
  • Invited keynote speaker at EBLIP 2011
  • Invited keynote speaker at Innovation in e-information 2009
  • Invited keynote speaker at Internet Librarian International 2010
  • Invited keynote speaker at BLA 2010
  • Invited keynote speaker at Library and Information Services Council Northern Ireland
  • Invited doctoral workshop speaker at McMaster University, Canada
  • Invited doctoral colloquium facilitator at USE 2008
  • Invited keynote speaker at EAHIL/ICAHIS/ICLC 2015
  • Invited speaker at the University of São Paulo, Brazil

 

External Examining/Validations

  • Taught degree external examining
  • Member of CILIP degree accreditation team
  • Member CILIP degree accreditation team
  • Member: doctoral degree programme evaluation panel, University of Borås

 

Editorial Activity

  • Member of Editorial Board: Aslib Journal of Information Management
  • Member of Editorial Board: Journal of Information Science
  • Member of Editorial Board: Library and Information Science Research

 

Current Post Grad projects

Previous Post Grad projects

Non-Napier PhD supervisions

  • External PhD supervision: Åbo Akademi University, Finland.