Prof Rob Procter - Personal details
I am Director of the Manchester eResearch Centre (www.merc.ac.uk). Prior to this, I was Research Director of the ESRC-funded National Centre for e-Social Science (NCeSS) (www.ncess.ac.uk), where I was responsible for developing research within the NCeSS Hub, and for coordinating the research of a ‘virtual’ centre, consisting of nine research ‘nodes’ distributed around the UK. Within the University, I am an active member of the Manchester Informatics Advisory Group.
Prior to moving to the University of Manchester in 2004, I was Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Reader in the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, where I initiated the teaching of Human-Computer Interaction at undergraduate and post-graduate levels. In 2000, I founded and subsequently led the Social Informatics Cluster, a group within the School of Informatics dedicated to inter-disciplinary research into the development and use of ICTs.
I have been conference co-chair of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th International Conferences on e-Social Science. I am editor of the Health Informatics Journal, on the editorial boards of Interacting with Computers, the Enterprise Information Management Journal, the International Journal of Data Curation, International Journal of Distributed technologies and Systems and the International Journal of IT Standards and Standardisation Research. I have been a co-editor of special issues of the Social Science Computing Review and the Journal of Computer-Supported Cooperative Work.
I am also a member of a number of UK e-Science committees, including the EPSRC e-Science Strategic Advisory Team, the JISC Virtual Research Environments Programme Advisory Board, the JISC e-Infrastructure Programme Advisory Board, the e-Science Institute Scientific Advisory Board, e-Science Usability Task Force and the e-Science User Group. I also sit on National Science Foundation research panels.