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Dr Morgan Harvey

Senior Lecturer

Department: Computer and Information Sciences

Before taking up the post at Northumbria, Morgan spent 15 months working as a post-doc researcher at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany and another 2 years as a post-doc at the University of Lugano in Switzerland.

Morgan wrote his Ph.D. under the supervision of Professor Ian Ruthven at the department of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. His work aims to bridge the gap between “systems” and “user-centred” Information Retrieval. Key research themes revolving around the development of systems allowing people to effectively model and utilise the data sources they interact with every day and understanding how people use such systems.



Morgan Harvey

Campus Address

Office 309, Computer and Information Sciences building
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne


  • Computing Science PhD January 01 2015
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2016

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • An investigation into Scottish teenagers’ information literacy and search skills, Brazier, D., Walton, G., Harvey, M. 1 Mar 2019, In: Information Research
  • Library 2.0: The effectiveness of social media as a marketing tool for libraries in educational institutions, Jones, M., Harvey, M. 1 Mar 2019, In: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
  • Understanding in-context interaction, Harvey, M., Pointon, M. 1 Nov 2019, In: Information Processing & Management
  • Understanding Mobile Search Task Relevance and User Behaviour in Context, Aliannejadi, M., Harvey, M., Costa, L., Pointon, M., Crestani, F. 8 Mar 2019, Proceedings of the 2019 Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval, New York, NY, ACM
  • A Comparative Study of Native and Non-Native Information Seeking Behaviours, Brazier, D., Harvey, M. 26 Mar 2018
  • Noisy Signals: Understanding the Impact of Auditory Distraction on Web Search Tasks, Harvey, M., Pointon, M. 11 Mar 2018
  • E-government and the digital divide: A study of English-as-a-Second-Language Users' Information Behaviour, Brazier, D., Harvey, M. 10 Apr 2017
  • E-Government and the Digital Divide: A Study of English-as-a-Second-Language Users’ Information Behaviour, Brazier, D., Harvey, M. 8 Apr 2017, Advances in Information Retrieval, London, Springer
  • Exploiting Food Choice Biases for Healthier Recipe Recommendation, Elsweiler, D., Trattner, C., Harvey, M. 7 Aug 2017
  • Information Seeking Behaviour of Aspiring Undergraduates on Social Media: Who Are They Interacting with?, Dodd, L., Chowdhury, G., Harvey, M., Walton, G. 3 Nov 2017, Digital Libraries: Data, Information, and Knowledge for Digital Lives, Springer

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

- Information retrieval, seeking and behaviour
- Mobile information retrieval
- Information literacy and the digital divide
- Recommender systems


PGR Supervision

David Brazier English as a second language user’s Information Interaction in an e-Governmental context Start: 01/10/2015


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