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Dr Morgan Harvey

Senior Lecturer

Department: Computer and Information Sciences

Morgan Harvey is a senior lecturer at the department of Mathematics and Information Sciences at Northumbria University.

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.



Campus Address

Room 034, Pandon Building


Ph.D. (2011) Department of Computer and
Information Sciences, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

B.Sc. (Hons.) (2007) Department of Computer and Information Sciences,
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Information retrieval systems

Personalisation and contextualisation

Recommender systems

Social media/network analysis

Information behaviour and re-finding

Health information systems

Key Publications

Harvey, M., Crestani, F. Long time, no tweet! Time-aware personalised hashtag suggestion. In Proceedings Advances in Information Retrieval, 37th European Conference on IR Research, ECIR 2015. Vienna, Austria. (March/April 2015)

Elsweiler, D., Harvey, M. Engaging and Maintaining a Sense of Being Informed: Understanding the Tasks Motivating Twitter Search. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST) (May 2014)

Harvey, M., Crestani, F., Carman, M. Building User Profiles from Topic Models for Personalised Search. ACM 22nd Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2013. San Francisco (Burlingame), CA, USA. (October 2013)

Elsweiler, D., Harvey, M., Hacker, M. Understanding Re-finding Behaviour in Naturalistic Email Interaction Logs. Proceedings of the 34th Annual ACM SIGIR Conference. Beijing, China. (July 2011)

Harvey, M., Carman, M., Ruthven, I. Improving Social Bookmark Search Using Personalised Latent Variable Language Models. Proceedings of the Fourth ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining, WSDM2011. Hong Kong, China. (February 2011)

Harvey, M., Baillie, M., Ruthven, I., Carman, M. Tripartite Hidden Topic Models for Personalised Tag Suggestion. In Proceedings Advances in Information Retrieval, 32nd European Conference on IR Research, ECIR 2010. Milton Keynes, UK. (March 2010)

My Northumbria Research Link can be found here

My Google Scholar page can be found here


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