Beyond his research, Bill has participated on a number of academic advisory boards, scientific committees, and public bodies. These include my role as:
Trustee and and Vice-Chair of Board of Trustees of the Archives of IT
Chair of the Advisory Committee for England of the Office of Communications (Ofcom), elected twice, serving until resigning to take on my position at MSU.
Member of the Advisory Board of the Quello Center, Michigan State University, 2018-
Member of the Advisory Board of the Portulans Institute, 2020-
Member of the Social Sciences Panel of Hong Kong’s Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), 2020
Member of the External Advisory Panel of the School of Journalism and Communication, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2021-2024
Representative of Oxford University in supporting the TSB’s Connected Digital Economy Catapult, until my departure in August 2014.
Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Alexander von Humboldt Institute für Internet und Gesellshaft (HIIG), Berlin, 2010 –
Member of the Advisory Committee, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, 2018-
Member, Advisory Board, Australian Research Council’s Centre for Excellence in Creative Industries and Innovation (CCI), Queensland University of Technology. 2006-14
Member of Scientific Commission, chaired by Professor Manuel Castells, Open University of Catalonia, 2006 – 2011; 2013-15
External Assessor of Research to the 2006 Review of Research Quality for the Australian National University’s Research School of Social Sciences, 2006-7
I also held two elected positions at USC:
- Academic Vice President, USC Academic Senate (1999-2000)
- President of the Faculty (2000-2001)