William H. Dutton (B.A. University of Missouri; M.A., PhD. SUNYBuffalo, 1974) is Professor of Internet Studies at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, and a Professorial Fellow of Balliol College. Bill is also Principal Investigator of the Oxford e-Social Science (OeSS) Project, supported by the Economic and Social Research Council, and Principal Investigator of the Oxford Internet Surveys (OxIS). He is currently working on the empirical research underpinning his concept of a Fifth Estate enabled by the Internet, the rise of Collaborative Network Organizations (CNOs), and the diffusion and implications of innovations in e-Research, focusing currently on the politics of next generation research. He has just completed the editing of the Oxford Handbook of Internet Studies (OUP forthcoming), which should be available in 2012.
Bill was founding director of the OII (2002-2011). In addition to his academic roles, he was appointed in February 2009 to chair Ofcom’s Advisory Committee for England. He is also a member of NHS Direct’s Innovation Committee.
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