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Ed Hyatt

Senior Lecturer

Department: Computer and Information Sciences

I am a Senior Lecturer in Information Science at the Department of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Northumbria. In this Department I am the Research Ethics Lead and a happy member of the Northumbria Social Computing (NorSC) research group.

My interests include the role of technology in backpacking, information behaviour, autoethnography, electronic mapping, social computing and human-computer interaction, writing, consultancy, and ubiquitous devices.

I like walking up mountains, a lot.

Over the last few years I’ve spent several months on wilderness field studies in the USA that unite my research interests. Following the latest US trip in August 2018 I am now leading an experiment on backpacking and technology in Scotland.

During an on (and seldom off) love of the outdoors I have backpacked, cycled-toured, and climbed all over the world for what seems a sometimes scary 43 years.

After a BSc in Geology at the University of Birmingham and an MPhil in Remote Sensing at Aston University, I did an MSc in Information Sciences at Sheffield University. Formerly a telecommunications consultant, I worked for a range of companies and as a freelancer prior to moving to a position at Newcastle Business School. A two-year stint at ESC Rouen Business School, France followed, after which I returned to Newcastle, moving into the Information Sciences area at Northumbria University.

Ed Hyatt

Campus Address

Room 031
Pandon Building


  • Engineering MPhil September 01 1992
  • Information Science MSc September 01 1992

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