Dr Meyer is a Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford. His research in the field of social informatics focuses on the changing nature of knowledge creation across the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities as technology is embedded in everyday practices.
Dr Meyer's research has included both qualitative and quantitative work with marine biologists, genetics researchers, physicists, digital humanities scholars, social scientists using big data, theatre artists, librarians, and organizations involved in computational approaches to research.
His work in the health domain dates to the late 1990s, when he spent a decade as the national data coordinator for several large psychiatric genetics research consortia studying the genetic markers implicated in mood disorders, substance abuse, and autism. In recent years at Oxford, he has been the co-sponsor of several health-related seminar series as part of the Balliol Interdisciplinary Institute on Privacy Challenges in Genomic Medicine and Social Media and Health Research.
His work has been published in a variety of journals, books, and conference proceedings, most of which are available on his website. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences around the world, including keynote addresses in Florence, Aberdeen, Prague, The Hague, Leeds, and elsewhere, and has given invited lectures at universities including Harvard, Cambridge, King's, Edinburgh, Chalmers, Borås, Dalhousie, Rensselaer, Sheffield, Bath, Southampton, and others.