Centre for Social Informatics

The Centre for Social Informatics is one of the research centres within the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University. The Centre has been led by Professor Hazel Hall since 2009.

Since its establishment in the late 1990s, our group has developed a distinctive body of work that reflects a shared interest in sociotechnical interaction at different levels of organisation, and at different stages in the system life cycle. This work has also considered methods to support research in these areas. The Centre’s staff and research students provide critical perspectives on, as well as analysis of, ICT trajectories, sociotechnical and organisational issues with particular focus on:

  • Democratic digital engagement
  • e-Government
  • Information Policy
  • Information seeking behaviour and use
  • Knowledge Management
  • The Information Society
  • Online communities
  • Open data and open government

For further information about the Centre for Social Informatics, staff and research student profiles, and our latest publications, please see the most recent copy of our flyer.