Dr Mark Hall

Lecturer in Computing & Communications

Mark's research interests focus on the intersection between computation and the human user. He is particularly interested in helping users explore large data-sets that they are unfamiliar with or where the users lack the expertise to know what they could find and how to find it. As part of this he is also undertaking research into how to evaluate interfaces that support such open-ended exploration. Recently he has also developed an interest in improving methodological clarity and biases in the Digital Humanities.


digital humanities, digital cultural heritage, interactive information retrieval, evaluation, methodology


Hall, Mark, (2020). Opportunities and Risks in Digital Humanities Research. In: Carius, Hendrikje; Prell, Martin and Smolarski, René eds. Kooperationen in den digitalen Geisteswissenschaften gestalten. Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht GmbH & Co. KG, Göttingen, pp. 47–66.

Clough, Paul, Goodale, Paula,Hall, Mark and Stevenson, Mark(2015). Supporting exploration and use of digital cultural heritage materials: the PATHS perspective. In: Ruthven, Ian and Chowdhury, G.G. eds. Cultural Heritage Information Access and management. Facet Publishing, pp. 197–220.

Speakman, Robert,Hall, Mark Michael and Walsh, David(2018). User Engagement with Generous Interfaces for Digital Cultural Heritage. In: Digital Libraries for Open Knowledge (Méndez, E.; Crestani, F.; Ribeiro, C.; David, G. and Lopes, J. C. eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, Cham, pp. 186–191.

Herold, Elisa, Pöckelmann, Marcus, Berg, Christian,Ritter, Jörg and Hall, Mark M.(2019). Stable Word-Clouds for Visualising Text-Changes Over Time. In: Doucet, Antoine; Isaac, Antoine; Golub, Koraljika; Aalberg, Trond and Jatowt, Adam eds. Digital Libraries for Open Knowledge. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 11799. Springer, Cham, pp. 224–237.

Walsh, David,Hall, Mark M., Clough, Paul and Foster, Jonathan ,(2020). Characterising online museum users: a study of the National Museums Liverpool museum website. International Journal on Digital Libraries, 21(1) pp. 75–87.

O’Brien, Heather L.,Cairns, Paul and Hall, Mark(2018). A practical approach to measuring user engagement with the refined user engagement scale (UES) and new UES short form. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 112 28 - 39.

Hall, Mark M., Fernando, Samuel, Clough, Paul D., Soroa, Aitor, Agirre, Eneko and Stevenson, Mark ,(2014). Evaluating hierarchical organisation structures for exploring digital libraries. Information Retrieval, 17(4) pp. 351–379.