Research Projects

Sally Wyatt is Professor of Digital Cultures at Maastricht University.

Sally’s current research interests include the role of digital media in the production of knowledge (including questions around open access and collaboration), and the ways in which people incorporate the internet into their practices for finding and producing health information. She has received funding from British, Dutch and Canadian funding agencies and from the EU.

Major Research Projects

ReSEARCH: Contextual Search for Scientific Research Data, funded by NWO Creative Industries Programme, 2017-2021 (€1.5 million) (co-ordinated by Professor Maarten de Rijke, Universiteit van Amsterdam)


COST Action, Archaeological practices and knowledge work in the digital environment, EU, 2016-20 (€520k) (member of Management Committee)


RECODE (Policy Recommendations for Open Access to Research Data in Europe), European Commission FP7, Science in Society, 2013-2015 (€1.1million) (co-ordinated by Trilateral Research & Consulting, London)


EINS (Network of Excellence in Internet Science) European Commission FP7 funded, 2011-2015 http://www.internet-science.eu/ (responsible for Work Package about social networks and trust)


ACUMEN (Academic Careers Understood through Measurement and Norms) European Commission FP7, Science in Society, 2011-2013 (€1.5million) (co-ordinated by Professor Paul Wouters, Leiden University)


Selling genetic tests online: User perspectives on direct to consumer psychiatric genetic tests, funded by the NWO-ESRC Bilateral Agreement Scheme, 2010-2012 (€150,000) (PI, together with Dr Susan Kelly, Egenis, University of Exeter)


Technology and Health Information in the New Economy, funded by the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, 2004-8 (CDN$ 3 million)


Presenting and Interpreting Health Risks and Benefits: The Role of the Internet, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council’s Innovative Health Technologies Programme, 2001-3


From the Net to the Web and Beyond: Actors and Interests in the Construction of the Internet, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council’s Virtual Society? Programme, 1998-2000


Parallel Divergence: Comparison of UK and US Central Government Networking Strategies, funded by the Joint Committee of the ESRC and SERC, 1990-92


Contribution to the IMAGINE project, Leiden University, funded by ESPRIT, 1991 (my role was to outline the contribution social science theory had made to understanding cooperative work)


The use of IT in public services, funded by NAB, 1988-90


Preliminary analysis of 1983 time budget data, funded by the ESRC, 1984-85


Role of patents in multinational corporations’ strategies for growth, funded by Institute for Research into Multinationals, 1982-84


Innovation and international competitiveness of British industry, funded by Leverhulme Trust, 1980-82


Consultancy and small research grants

less than one year duration

‘Physical sciences case studies’, funded by Research Information Network, UK, together with Oxford University, University College London, London School of Economics, 2010-11 (£120,000)


‘Humanities disciplinary case studies’, funded by Research Information Network, UK, together with Oxford University, University College London, 2010 (£120,000)


‘Researcher Engagement with Web Archives’, funded by JISC (Joint Information Services Committee, UK), together with Oxford Internet Institute, 2010 (£26,000)


European Commission, DG Research ‘Science & Society’, 2006


Advisor to EU-funded SIGIS research programme (Social Inclusion for Gender in the Information Society), 2002-3


CONVERGE Project, ‘Strategies and policies for systemic interaction and convergence in Europe’, TSER Programme/DGXII, European Commission, 2000


Health Education Authority, London, 1999


European Commission, DGIII, Brussels, 1993-4


UN Centre on Transnational Corporations, New York, 1991


Public Management Division, OECD, Paris, 1990


Technology Division, UNCTAD, Geneva, 1985 and 1990


Centre for Technology and Social Change, University of Wollongong, Australia, 1989


Department for Industrial Promotion, Consultations and Technology, UNIDO, Vienna, 1986-7


Committee on Women’s Employment, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, 1985


Global Learning Division, United Nations University, Tokyo, 1985