Committees, Boards and Other Academic Roles

Sally is actively engaged in academic service.

Sally is a member of a number of national and international committees, especially related to research infrastructure, and big/open data. She also is involved in editorial work for STS journals and the Health, Technology & Society book series, published by Palgrave Macmillan.

National and International Committees

ongoing and past

Ongoing Committees

Member of SURF Scientific and Technical Council (WTR), since 2017.


Member of International Scientific Advisory Council, Netherlands e-Science Center, since 2011, chair since 2015.


Member of NWO Permanent Committee for Large Scale Infrastructure, since 2015 (and chair of the ICT sub-committee).


Past Committees

Member of Science International Committee to prepare Open Data in a Big Data World, An International Accord, 2015.


Member of Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) Committee for Big Data in Research, 2015-2018.


Member of committee for establishing Mentoring Prize, Society for Social Studies of Science, 2014, and for award of prize in 2015 & 2016


Member of NIAS-Lorentz Advisory Board, Leiden, 2014-2017.


Member of CLARIAH Board (Common Lab Research Infrastructure for the Arts & Humanities), 2012-2015.


Member of selection committee for digital humanities researcher-in-residence fellowship, KB, National Library of the Netherlands, 2015 & 2017


Evaluator for Innovative Training Networks (ITN) for H2020, European Commission, 2014


Member of jury for Netherlands Data Prize in the Humanities and Social Sciences, 2014


Member of international review committee, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Vienna, 2013 (reviewed Departments of Communication Studies and of Science & Technology Studies)


Member of Humanities Investment Committee (Commissie Investeringen Geesteswetenschappen), Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), 2011


Member of Adjudication Committee 26 (Communication, Cultural Studies and Women’s Studies), Social Science and Humanities Research Council, Ottawa, 2009-11.


Chair of External Review Committee of the Department of Science and Technology Studies, UCL, London, 2009.


Member of Expert Group on Monitoring Policy and Research Activities on Science in Society in Europe (MASiS), European Commission, Research Directorate, Brussels, 2008-9.


Member of External Evaluation Committee of the ‘e-Society’ Research Programme of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), UK, 2008.


Member of the External Evaluation Committee of the ‘Society and the Electronic Highway Programme’ (MES), Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), 2007.


Expert evaluator for the Belgian Science Policy Office ‘Society and Future’ Programme, 2005.


Member of Review Panel for Volkswagenstiftung Programme, ‘Innovation Processes in Economy & Society’, 2002-5.


Member of Commissioning Panel for ESRC ‘E-Society Programme’, 2002-4.


Chair of Evaluation Committee, ‘Information Research Programme’, Academy of Finland, 2002.


International expert to assess research proposals for the ‘Society and the Electronic Highway Programme’, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, 2000 and 2002.


External expert to assess research proposals for the ‘Information Research Programme, Stage II’, Academy of Finland, 1999.


Member of ESRC subject area panel to review applications for postgraduate course and doctoral training recognition in the area of ‘Science, Technology and Innovation Studies’, 1996-99.


Member of European Interuniversity Association of Society, Science and Technology Teaching Committee, 1992-99 (and Chair between 1996-99).


External assessor for Higher Education Funding Council for England ‘Teaching and Learning Technology Programme, Phase III’, 1997-98.


Member of British Telecom National Information Technology Consumer panel, 1988-92.


Editorial Boards

Digital Culture & Society, member of editorial board, since 2015.


Big Data & Society, member of advisory board, since 2013.


Science, Technology & Human Values, contributing editor, since 2012.


Health, Technology and Society, book series, (Palgrave-Macmillan), founding co-editor with Andrew Webster, since 2004.


Graduate Journal of Social Science, member of editorial board, since 2004.


European Journal of E-Practice, member of editorial board, 2007-08.


Technology and Ethics, A European Quest for Responsible Engineering, handbook prepared for European Ethics Network, 1998-99 (funded by European Commission, Socrates Programme).


European Guide to Science, Technology and Innovation Studies, 1999 (funded by European Commission, DGXII).


Informatisation and the Public Sector (Elsevier) 1991-94.


PICT (Programme on Information and Communication Technologies) Policy Research Papers (sole editor) nos.1-8, 1988-89.


McGill Journal of Political Economy, 1978-79.


Other Academic Roles

External examiner, MA in Visual Sociology, Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths, London, 2013-17.


Member of Advisory Board, Infoscape Research Lab, Ryerson University, Toronto, 2012-15.


Member of International Advisory Board to research programme ‘Virtually informed: The internet in the medical field’, University of Vienna, 2005-8


External advisor for the development of master’s level programmes in ‘Management of Science, Technology and Innovation’, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, 2005-6.


Visiting Professor, Faculty of Social Science, University of Vienna, 2004.


Visiting Professor, Groupe de Etude et de Récherche sur la Science, Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, 1998-99.


External examiner, Department of Sociology & Politics, Anglia University, 1998-2001.


Book proposals and manuscripts reviewed for: MIT Press, Routledge, Sage, Ashgate, Palgrave


Journal article manuscripts reviewed for: Science, Technology & Human Values; Social Studies of Science; New Media & Society; Information, Communication & Society; European Journal of Communication; Feminist Media Studies; Information Technology & People; Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication; Research Policy; Prometheus; British Journal of Management; Sociology of Health & Illness; Social Science & Medicine; AI & Society; Techné, Research in Philosophy and Technology; Qualitative Research; Environment and Planning D: Society and Space; Digital Culture & Society.


External assessor for research proposals submitted to Economic and Social Research Council, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, HEFCE, Leverhulme Trust, Nuffield Foundation (all UK), Academy of Finland, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, Austrian Science Fund, Norwegian Research Council, Volkswagen Foundation (Germany), American Council for Learned Societies (US), National Science Foundation (US), Social Science and Humanities Research Council (Canada), Fund for Scientific Research (Belgium) and the European Commission.