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Professor Eric T. Meyer

Senior Fellow

Eric T. Meyer

Senior Fellow


Eric T. Meyer is a Senior Fellow of the OII. Professor Meyer’s research focuses on the transition from analog to digital technologies in research and knowledge creation across disciplines in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. His research has included both qualitative and quantitative work with marine biologists, genetics researchers, physicists, digital humanities scholars, social scientists using big data, theatre artists, visual artists, librarians, and organizations involved in computational approaches to research.

His work has been published in a variety of journals, books, and conference proceedings, available by following the tabs above. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences around the world, including keynote addresses in Florence, Aberdeen, Prague, The Hague, Leeds, and elsewhere, and has given invited lectures at universities including Harvard, Cambridge, King’s College London, Edinburgh, Chalmers, Borås, Dalhousie, Rensselaer, Sheffield, Bath, Southampton, and others.

Professor Meyer’s research has received funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the European Commission, OECD, The Health Foundation, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Jisc, Nesta, RIN, and others.

As Director of Graduate Studies, Professor Meyer is responsible for overseeing the overall running of the MSc and DPhil programmes at the OII.

Professor Meyer earned his PhD in information science, specializing in social informatics, at Indiana University, where his award-winning dissertation examined how marine biologists who rely on photographic evidence to identify individual marine mammals have seen significant changes in their everyday work practices as they switched from film photography to digital photography.

His professional and personal networks can be found on Google Scholar, LinkedIn, SSRN,, Twitter, and Flickr.


Research Interests

Social informatics, big data, computational research, digital humanities, information practices, information science, social aspects of science and technology, digital photography, scientometrics, digital ethnography


Positions at the OII

  • Senior Fellow, July 2018 -
  • Professor of Socio Informatics, July 2016 - July 2018
  • Director of Graduate Studies, August 2014 - July 2018
  • Associate Professor, May 2014 - June 2016
  • Senior Research Fellow, August 2013 - June 2016
  • DPhil Programme Director, September 2012 - October 2014
  • Research Fellow, September 2007 - July 2013