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Dr Mark Weal 

Director of the CDT in Web Science Innovation

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Mark is Director of the CDT in Web Science Innovation and technical lead for the LifeGuide programme of research - a multimillion pound, multidisciplinary initiative to research and develop online digital public health interventions such as weight management, stroke rehabilitation and cochlear implant home care. His research interests also include new methodological approaches for emerging forms of data, and their application in areas as diverse as disaster management and food provenance.

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In addition to online behaviour change initiatives, Mark's research interests include the application of Semantic Web technologies to pervasive systems and methodologies for the use of social media data to assist in disaster managment. Mark has worked for a number of years in the area of information systems, from hypermedia systems for eLearning through to information infrastructures for multi-user pervasive experiences as exemplified by his work on the Equator IRC. Mark is a Director of the Web Science Doctoral Training Centre in Southampton. Mark's work has been extensively cross disciplinary, engaging with clinicians, teachers, archivists and nursing practitioners amongst others.

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University of Southampton
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Hampshire, SO17 1BJ
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