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. Her main research expertise and 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, library and information science research, and research impact.
Hall 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; regularly serves as a programme committee member for high profile international conferences, and publishes widely for both academic and practitioner audiences. She is a panel member for the Research Assessment Framework (REF) 2021 Unit of Assessment 34 Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management.
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).
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.
Hall has also won awards for teaching, including the silver (runner-up) SICSA PhD Supervisor of the Year Award 2017.
Longer profile at http://hazelhall.org/about/
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Blog at https://hazelhall.org/
Publications and presentations at https://hazelhall.org/publications/
About.me page at https://about.me/hazelh