I’ve been studying the online research activities of life scientists by examining researcher behaviour, focusing on scientific social networking, open laboratory notebooks and science blogging. Specifically, my thesis examines whether scientists are using these online networking and publishing tools to practice and promote openness in science—which, it appears, is a global topic of interest.
- Speaker, A Decade in Internet Time, OII@10 Conference Panel, Technology and Research Across the Disciplines, 21 – 24 September 2011, Social Sciences Manor Road Building, University of Oxford
- Invited speaker, Untangling the Web, Joint UCR-COFHE Conference, November 25 2010, Wolfson College, Oxford [Slideshare] [Blog coverage: James@OIL, Information Literacy Weblog]
- Association of Internet Researchers Annual Conference, Gothenburg, Sweden, September 2010.
- Invited speaker, University Health and Medical Librarians Group meeting, Oxford, July 2010
- Invited speaker, United Kingdom Serials Group Annual Conference (UKSG), Edinburgh, April 2010 [Slideshare] [UKSG Blog commentary][Further coverage]
- 2010 National e-Science Centre workshop on Users, Usability and User engagement, Oxford, January 2010. [Slides - ppt] [Video]
- UK e-Science All Hands meeting, Oxford, December 2009 [Slideshare]
- International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology Conference Brisbane, July 2009
- ANZCA (Australia New Zealand Communications Association) Annual Conference, Brisbane, July 2009 [Slideshare]
- National e-Science Centre Workshop: The Influence and Impact of Web 2.0 on e-Research Infrastructure, Applications and Users (23-27 March 2009, Edinburgh) – Presentation with Eric Meyer.
- e-Research 2.0: Taking the Measure of Web 2.0 in e-Research, Eric Meyer, Lucy Power, Ralph Schroeder, OII, Oxford eResearch Conference, September 2008.
- Science Online 2011, British Library, London, September 2011
- Science Online 2010, British Library, London, September 2010
- Communia 2010: University and Cyberspace: Reshaping Knowledge Institutions for the Networked Age, Turin, Italy, June 28-30, 2010
- 5th IEEE Conference on e-Science, Oxford, December 2009
- Science Online London 2009, London, August 22 2009
- Web Science Conference, Athens, March 2009
- AoIR (Association of Internet Researchers) Conference, Copenhagen, October 2008
- 4S-EASST (Society for Social Studies of Science) Annual conference, Rotterdam, August 2008.
- OII Summer Doctoral Programme, July 2008 (see the stellar list of tutors, including Hal Abelson, Tim Berners-Lee, Jonathan Zittrain and Daniel Weitzner—it was a great program)!
Coursework during DPhil
- Audited Professor Steve Woolgar’s Science and Technology Studies course in Oxford, Hilary term 2009.
- OII Coursework: Social Research and the Internet, Hilary term 2008
- OII Coursework: Social Dynamics of the Internet, Michaelmas term 2007
- Statistics for Social Scientists, Department of Politics, University of Oxford, Michaelmas term 2007