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Director of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Web Science and Innovation

Director of the Web Science Institute

Co-Director of the LifeGuide programme of research

 

Mark is an Associate Professor in the Web and Internet Science Group in Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton. He is the technical lead for the LifeGuide project, a multidisciplinary initiative led by Professor Lucy Yardley that has attracted funding of well over £30 million (from MRC, EPSRC, ESRC, NIHR, EC and medical charities) for the development of online digital public health interventions such as weight management, hand hygiene and smoking cessation, as well as illness management interventions including diabetes, cancer, respiratory conditions and eczema.

Mark is the Director of the EPSRC funded Centre for Doctoral Training in Web Science Innovation. The Centre currently has around 100 PhD students carrying out intredisciplinary PhDs in a wide range of areas of Web Science.

Research interests

Co-director of the LifeGuide programme of research, building Web and mobile platforms to support the delivery of behavioural interventions in a range of health areas. Exploring new forms of home monitoring to improve empowerment of recipients of cochlear implants through self-care systems.

Investigating the value of social media data for research in areas such as natural disaster Communications and disaster management. Exploring how open and linked data get implemented in practice.

Currently supervising and looking to recruit PhD students in Web Science, Digital Behavioural Interventions, New Forms of Data, Semantic Annotation, Telemedicine and Narrative systems.

Director of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Web Science and Innovation

Director of the Web Science Institute

Co-Director of the LifeGuide programme of research

 

Dr Mark Weal
Web Science Institute
Building 32, Room 3041, Level 3
University of Southampton
Highfield Campus
Southampton
Hampshire, SO17 1BJ
United Kingdom
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