Faculty

The OII employs academic research and teaching staff with expertise spanning a wide range of interrelated social, economic, political, legal, industrial, technical and ethical issues of the Internet.

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Directorate

  •  Professor Helen Margetts

    Professor Helen Margetts

    Director, Professor of Society and the Internet

    Helen Margetts is the Director of the OII (currently on research leave until July 2014). She is a political scientist specialising in e-government and digital era governance and politics. From 2011 to 2014, Helen Margetts is an ESRC Professorial Fellow.

    Email: director@oii.ox.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)1865 287207

  •  Dr Victoria Nash

    Dr Victoria Nash

    Acting Director, Policy and Research Fellow

    Victoria Nash focuses on linking OII research to policy and practitioner communities.

    Email: victoria.nash@oii.ox.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)1865 287231

  •  Professor Luciano Floridi

    Professor Luciano Floridi

    Director of Research, Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information

    Luciano Floridi‘s research areas are the philosophy of Information, information and computer ethics, and the philosophy of technology.

    Email: luciano.floridi@oii.ox.ac.uk

  •  Professor Eric T. Meyer

    Professor Eric T. Meyer

    Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies, DPhil Programme Director, Senior Research Fellow

    Professor Meyer is Senior Research Fellow and Director of Graduate Studies at the OII. His research in the field of social informatics focuses on the changing nature of knowledge creation across the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities as technology is embedded in everyday practices.

    Email: eric.meyer@oii.ox.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)1865 287218

Research staff

  •  Dr Grant Blank

    Dr Grant Blank

    Survey Research Fellow

    Grant Blank's work focuses on the social and cultural implications of the Internet and related new communications technology. In addition, he does research methods and statistics, and teaches on the OII social statistics courses.

    Email: grant.blank@oii.ox.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)1865 612336

  •  Dr Jonathan Bright

    Dr Jonathan Bright

    Research Fellow

    Jonathan Bright is a political scientist specialising in computational and ‘big data’ approaches to the social sciences.

    Email: jonathan.bright@oii.ox.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)1865 287233

  •  Professor Ian Brown

    Professor Ian Brown

    Associate Director (Cyber Security Centre), Professor of Information Security and Privacy

    Professor Ian Brown is Associate Director of Oxford University's Cyber Security Centre, and Professor of Information Security and Privacy at the OII. His research is focused on surveillance, privacy-enhancing technologies, and Internet regulation.

    Tel: +44 (0)1865 287213

  •  Dr Cristobal Cobo

    Dr Cristobal Cobo

    Research Fellow

    Cristobal Cobo coordinates research on innovation, open knowledge initiatives and future of learning. Currently he works on Networks of Excellence on Internet Science and OportUnidad, both project founded by European Commission.

    Email: cristobal.cobo@oii.ox.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)1865 287049

  •  Josh Cowls

    Josh Cowls

    Research Assistant

    Josh Cowls works on the Accessing and Using Big Data to Advance Social Science Knowledge project, having previously completed an MSc at the OII.

    Email: josh.cowls@oii.ox.ac.uk

  •  Dr Stefano De Sabbata

    Dr Stefano De Sabbata

    Researcher

    Stefano De Sabbata's research focuses on Internet and information geographies, as well as on geographic and mobile information retrieval.

    Email: stefano.desabbata@oii.ox.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)1865 612332

  •  Dr Kathryn Eccles

    Dr Kathryn Eccles

    Research Fellow

    Kathryn Eccles has research interests in the impact of new technologies on scholarly behaviour and research, particularly in the Humanities.

    Email: kathryn.eccles@oii.ox.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)1865 612338

  •  Professor Rebecca Eynon

    Professor Rebecca Eynon

    Senior Research Fellow and Associate Professor

    Rebecca Eynon's research focuses on learning and the Internet, and the links between digital and social exclusion.

    Email: rebecca.eynon@oii.ox.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)1865 287206

  •  Dr Christopher Foster

    Dr Christopher Foster

    Researcher

    Chris Foster's research focus is on technologies and innovation in developing and emerging markets, with a particular interest on how ICTs can support development of low income groups.

    Email: christopher.foster@oii.ox.ac.uk

  •  Dr Andrew Graham

    Dr Andrew Graham

    Senior Fellow

    Andrew Graham is the former Master of Balliol College, University of Oxford. He was the driving force in establishing the OII, and its Acting Director until July 2002. From 2001 to 2011 he was the founding Chairman of the OII's Advisory Board.

  •  Professor Mark Graham

    Professor Mark Graham

    Senior Research Fellow and Associate Professor

    Mark Graham's research focuses on Internet and information geographies, and the overlaps between ICTs and economic development.

    Email: mark.graham@oii.ox.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)1865 287203

  •  Scott A. Hale

    Scott A. Hale

    Research Assistant

    Scott A. Hale is an OII DPhil student and Research Assistant. His research examines how social media platform design affects information sharing across language divides, and the effects of information sharing across languages on platforms and users.

    Email: scott.hale@oii.ox.ac.uk

  •  Dr Isis Hjorth

    Dr Isis Hjorth

    Researcher

    Isis is a cultural sociologist focusing on emerging practices associated with networked technologies. She is currently researching microwork and virtual production networks in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia.

    Email: isis.hjorth@oii.ox.ac.uk

  •  Dr Bernie Hogan

    Dr Bernie Hogan

    Research Fellow

    Bernie Hogan has interests in social networks, human-computer interaction, methodology (eg reliable capture of online networks, and networks in interviews), social informatics, quantitative analysis, everyday life, and social accessibility.

    Email: bernie.hogan@oii.ox.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)1865 287198

  •  Dr Vili Lehdonvirta

    Dr Vili Lehdonvirta

    Research Fellow

    Vili is an economic sociologist who studies the social and economic dimensions of new information technologies around the world. His particular areas of expertise are virtual goods, virtual currencies, and digital labour.

    Email: vili.lehdonvirta@oii.ox.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)1865 287214

  •  Professor Viktor Mayer-Schönberger

    Professor Viktor Mayer-Schönberger

    Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation

    Viktor Mayer-Schönberger is the OII's Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation. His research focuses on the role of information in a networked economy.

    Email: viktor.ms@oii.ox.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)1865 287232

  •  Joshua Melville

    Joshua Melville

    Research Assistant

    Joshua Melville is a DPhil student at the Oxford Internet Institute. He is interested in several broad themes. Among them: modernity, identity, methodology, social structure, and visual representation.

    Email: joshua.melville@oii.ox.ac.uk

  •  Piers O'Hanlon

    Piers O'Hanlon

    Researcher

    Piers O'Hanlon's expertise is in the area of networked systems, media transport, and security. His current research is in the area of security and privacy in federated sensor networks.

    Email: piers.ohanlon@oii.ox.ac.uk

  •  Sanna Ojanperä

    Sanna Ojanperä

    Researcher

    Sanna Ojanperä's research focuses on participation in knowledge economies in Sub-Saharan Africa and on the impacts these activities have on the society. More broadly, she is interested in understanding what development is and could be in today’s hyper-connected age.

    Email: sanna.ojanpera@oii.ox.ac.uk

  •  Dr Anne-Marie Oostveen

    Dr Anne-Marie Oostveen

    Research Fellow

    Anne-Marie Oostveen has interests in social informatics, privacy aspects in relation to ICT, online activism, user participation as a practical form for (computer) system design, social aspects of e-government, e-democracy and electronic voting.

    Email: anne-marie.oostveen@oii.ox.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)1865 287208

  •  Dr Andrew Przybylski

    Dr Andrew Przybylski

    Research Fellow

    Andrew Przybylski applies psychological models and motivational theory to study how people interact with virtual environments including video games and social media.

    Email: andy.przybylski@oii.ox.ac.uk

  •  Professor Ralph Schroeder

    Professor Ralph Schroeder

    MSc Programme Director, Senior Research Fellow

    Ralph Schroeder has interests in virtual environments, social aspects of e-Science, sociology of science and technology, and has written extensively about virtual reality technology. His current research is mainly related to e-science.

    Email: ralph.schroeder@oii.ox.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)1865 287224

  •  Dr Greg Taylor

    Dr Greg Taylor

    Research Fellow

    Greg's research focuses on the microeconomics of marketplaces that exist on, or are mediated by the Internet.

    Email: greg.taylor@oii.ox.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)1865 287201

  •  Dr Ning Wang

    Dr Ning Wang

    Researcher

    Ning Wang works as a Researcher on the OII project "Leaders and Followers in Online Activism". His work involves in the collection and analysis of a big dataset tracking patterns of communication in online social networks.

    Email: ning.wang@oii.ox.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)1865 612330

  •  Dr Joss Wright

    Dr Joss Wright

    Research Fellow

    Joss Wright's research interests lie in cryptography, privacy-enhancing technologies and anonymous communications. His current research focuses on analysing Internet censorship, and data anonymization.

    Email: joss.wright@oii.ox.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)1865 287229

  •  Dr Taha Yasseri

    Dr Taha Yasseri

    Big Data Research Officer

    Taha Yasseri has interests in analysis of Big Data to understand human dynamics, government-society interactions, mass collaboration, and opinion dynamics.

    Email: taha.yasseri@oii.ox.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)1865 287229

  •  Ben Zevenbergen

    Ben Zevenbergen

    Research Assistant

    Ben is an OII DPhil student and Research Assistant working on the EU Internet Science project.

    Email: bendert.zevenbergen@oii.ox.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)1865 612330