Professor Eric T. Meyer
Professor Eric T. Meyer, PhD is Senior Research Fellow and Associate Professor as well as Director of Graduate Studies at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, where he has been on the faculty since 2007. He has research interests in collaboration using digital tools in the sciences and arts, social informatics, information science, and social aspects of science and technology. He has published over 30 journal articles and over a hundred other publications (including reports, book chapters, and conference papers) as well as the book Knowledge Machines: Digital Transformations of the Sciences and Humanities (with Ralph Schroeder, MIT Press 2015). Prior to coming to Oxford, Eric T. Meyer spent ten years as the national research coordinator for a collaboration of 13 US universities on the genetics of bipolar disorder.
Professor Ralph Schroeder
Professor Ralph Schroeder, PhD is currently Professor and MSc Programme Director at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, where he has been on the faculty since 2004. He was formerly Professor in the School of Technology Management and Economics at Chalmers University in Gothenburg (Sweden). His publications include Rethinking Science, Technology and Social Change (Stanford University Press, 2007) and Being There Together: Social Interaction in Virtual Environments (Oxford University Press, 2010), as well as over 100 articles. Ralph Schroeder is also the author of An Age of Limits: Social Theory for the 21st Century (Palgrave Macmillan 2013) and, with Eric T. Meyer, of Knowledge Machines: Digital Transformations of the Sciences and Humanities (MIT Press 2015).
Ulrike Deetjen is a doctoral researcher at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford. Her thesis supervised by Prof. Rebecca Eynon and Prof. John Powell looks at Internet use and health outcomes, using an innovative approach of combining secondary medical datasets with survey and census data. She spent several years working as a business technology consultant at McKinsey & Company, advising healthcare organisations and pharmaceutical companies around the globe primarily on questions of business intelligence and data management.
The Oxford Internet Institute (OII) is an interdisciplinary department of the University of Oxford and a world-renowned academic centre for the study of the societal implications of the Internet founded in 2001. The OII has undertaken extensive qualitative and quantitative empirical research on how new technologies and platforms are adopted and shaped, conducted comparative analyses of innovation systems, policies and strategies across countries and organisations, and provided strategic advice to policymakers to help with planning and forecasting.