Professor Mayer's research looks at the changing nature of knowledge creation in science, medicine, social science, arts, and the humanities as technology is embedded in everyday practices. His 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 organisations involved in computational approaches to research.
- E-science, e-research, scientific collaboration, computerisation of science
- Digital photography as new technology
- Issues about long term archiving and use of data, including privacy