Professor Hazel Hall has been Professor of Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University since 2007. Her research expertise and teaching interests lie in information sharing in online environments within the context of knowledge management. She also undertakes research related to social computing/media, online communities and collaboration, library and information science, and research impact. Between 2009 and 2012, Hazel led the implementation of the UK Library and Information Science Research Coalition. She is currently Chair of the Research Councils UK’s Digital Economy Programme Advisory Board.