Dr Natalie-Anne Hall

PhD Sociology, University of Manchester. MSc Social Science Research Methods (Sociology), University of Bristol. MA International Development, Nagoya University. BA Languages and Applied Linguistics, Griffith University.

  • Research Associate

Natalie-Anne Hall is a Research Associate with the Online Civic Culture Centre on the project ‘Understanding the Everyday Sharing of Misinformation on Private Social Media’. Prior to this role she completed her PhD in Sociology at the University of Manchester. She has also worked as a Research Consultant on the AHRC-funded ‘Reframing Russia’ project and as a Research Officer for Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons.

Ms Hall is a member of the Online Civic Culture Centre and is serving as Research Associate on the project ‘Understanding the Everyday Sharing of Misinformation on Private Social Media’. This three-year project, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, examines why people do and do not share false and misleading information on private social media such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, using a mixed methods approach that pays attention to the relational and situated nature of this phenomenon. Her research interests focus on the sociology of political social media use, in particular right-wing politics and responses to immigration and diversity, and her doctoral dissertation examined the political social media use of Leave supporters on Facebook using an innovative, in-depth, qualitative methodology.