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Academic Advisory Board

The WSI Academic Advisory Board was set up to bring together expertise across the University to establish interdisciplinary approaches to pressing sociotechnical research challenges that, in turn, support industry, government and the third sector.


Professor Leslie Carr (Co-chair)
WSI Executive Director
Professor Pauline Leonard (Co-chair)
WSI Executive Director
Professor James Batchelor
Director, Clinical Informatics Research Unit
Dr Christian Bokhove
Associate Professor in Mathematics Education, Faculty of Social Sciences
Dr Thomas Gernon
Associate Professor in Earth Science, NOCS
Dr Vadim Grinevich
Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Southampton Business School
Professor Dame Wendy Hall
WSI Executive Director
Dr Thomas Irvine
Associate Professor in Music, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Professor Will Jennings
Professor of Political Science & Public Policy, Faculty of Social Sciences
Professor Anneke Lucassen
Professor of Clinical Genetics, Faculty of Medicine
Dr Tiejun Ma
Associate Professor in Risk Decision Analytics, Faculty of Social Sciences
Professor Ben MacArthur
Associate Professor in Mathematics in the Life Sciences, Faculty of Medicine
Professor David Martin
Professor of Geography, Faculty of Environmental & Life Sciences
Professor Sunil Manghani
Professor of Theory, Practice & Critique, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Dr William E S McNeill
Lecturer in Philosophy, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Dr Ajit Nayak
Associate Professor of Strategy, Faculty of Social Sciences
Professor Tim J Norman
Head of AIC Group, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Mr David Anthony Rew
Consultant General Surgeon, University Hospital of Southampton
Dr Matthew Ryan
Lecturer in Governance & Public Policy, Faculty of Social Sciences
Professor Joanna Sofaer
Professor of Archaeology, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Professor Sophie Stalla-Bourdillon
Professor in Information Technology Law and Data Governance, Faculty of Social Sciences
Dr Ben Waterson
Lecturer in Transportation, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Dr Mark Weal
Director of the CDT in Web Science Innovation, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
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