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Alumni Profiles

Since graduating our Alumni have pursued careers in a wide range of fields including academia, government, corporate organisations and consultancy.

Here, we share their stories about why they chose to study Web Science at Southampton and the challenges they faced, along with some of the research they undertook during their studies.

Keeping in touch

If you are a CDT Web Science Alumnus and would like to update the information below or share your CDT student experience, we'd love to hear from you. To do this, please complete our Profile form.

Gareth Beeston

Gareth Beeston

Gareth was awarded his PhD in 2018 and is the Director of Other World Escapes in Southampton.

Reuben Binns

Reuben Binns

Reuben completed his Web Science PhD in 2016 and is now a Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oxford.

Michael Day

Michael Day

Michael was awarded his PhD in 2019 and is currently working as a Lecturer at Papa University, Thailand.

Javier Pereda

Javier Pereda

Javier was awarded his PhD in 2018 and is a lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University, where he teaches Design and Illustration.

Gefion Thuermer

Gefion Thuermer

Gefion was awarded her PhD in 2019, find out more about what she is doing now and her experiences with the Web Science CDT.

Jack Webster

Jack Webster

Jack was awarded his PhD in 2019, he is currently working as a User Researcher with Spotify.

Steven White

Steven White

Steven was awarded his PhD in 2019 and is currently working as an Academic Practice and Development Manager at Arts University Bournemouth.

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