Information Studies


Simon Mahony

Simon Mahony

Professor Simon Mahony is Director of the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities and Professorial Teaching Fellow in Digital Humanities at the Department of Information Studies, University College London (UCL). He currently teaches the modules Electronic Publishing, Internet Technologies, Legal and Social Aspects of Electronic Publishing, and XML.

His main research interests are in the application of new technoogies, web based mechanisms and digital resources to build and sustain learning communities, collaborative and innovative working. He is active in the field of distance learning and a member of the University of London's Centre for Distance Education with an interest in the development of education practice and the use of new tools and technologies to facilitate this.

He chairs the New UCL Open Education Special Interest Group, and is on the Project Management Team and the Project Board for the UCL Open Educational Resources (OER) Repository; a member of the iSchools Consortium committee for Digital Humanities Curriculum Design; on the Advisory Board for the University of Cincinnati's Digital Scholarship Center (DSC); a member of the UCL Student Recruitment Interest Group and a recipient of support from UCL's Global Engagement Funding; on the Advisory Council of Panta Rei, Revista digital de ciencia y didactica de la Historia at the University of Murcia; Academic Advisor to TRAC: Teen Reading Action Campaign, which is a small charity project founded at UCL DIS to promote reading and the love of books amongst teenagers.

He is a Corresponding Member of the Sub-Committee on Education and Research (SCEaR), UNESCO Memory of the World Programme (Paris), and an Associate Fellow at the Institute of Classical Studies (School of Advanced Study, University of London), one of the founding editors of the Digital Classicist.

An experienced and Trans-Atlantic yachtsman.

Office hours:

  • Term 1: Monday 10:00-11:00
  • Term 2: Thursday 16:00-17:00
  • At other times by appointment

During UCL closure: virtual office time Friday 14:00 - 16:00 on Teams.

Office: Room G19
Foster Court (Malet Place)


Email: s.mahony@ucl.ac.uk
UCL extension: 30092
Direct Line: 020 7679 0092 (non-UK: +44 20 7679 0092)

Twitter: @simon_mahony
Skype: simonmahony

ORCID: 0000-0001-9811-9381 

Correspondence address:
Simon Mahony
Department of Information Studies
Foster Court
University College London
Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT