Sally Wyatt

Professor of Digital Cultures in Development
Maastricht University
Maastricht, the Netherlands


Sally Wyatt is Professor of ‘digital cultures in development’, Maastricht University, and Programme Leader of the eHumanities Group, KNAW. She has almost 30 years experience in teaching and research about technology policy and about the relationship between technological and social change. She has worked at the Universities of Sussex, Brighton, East London and Amsterdam as well as at the British Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). She co-ordinated PhD training in the Dutch Research School for Science, Technology and Modern Culture (WTMC) between 2005-10. She was President of EASST (European Association for the Study of Science and Technology) between 2001-4. Recently, she has worked on the internet and social exclusion and the ways in which people incorporate the internet into their practices for finding health information. Together with Andrew Webster, she is editor of a book series, Health, Technology and Society (Palgrave Macmillan).

Selected key publications:

Wathen, N., S. Wyatt and R. Harris (eds). 2008. Mediating Health Information: The Go-Betweens in a Changing Socio-Technical Landscape. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan.

Wyatt, S. 2008. Technological determinism is dead; Long live technological determinism. In E. Hackett, O. Amsterdamska, M. Lynch and J. Wajcman (eds) Handbook of Science and Technology Studies, 165-80. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Wyatt, S. 2003. Non-users also matter: The construction of users and non-users of the Internet. In N. Oudshoorn and T. Pinch (eds) How Users Matter: The Co-construction of Users and Technology, 67-79. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.



2012. Virtual Knowledge: Experimenting in the Humanities and the Social Sciences. Edited by Paul Wouters, Anne Beaulieu, Andrea Scharnhorst, and Sally Wyatt MIT Press.