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Web Science Institute

Our Students

Our students are carrying out research in a wide range of fields related to Web Science, including archiving, geospatial data, hypertext, health technologies, information dissemination, legislation, MOOCs, scholarly communication, semantic web and social media. 

See below for individual profiles.  Our CDT student research booklet includes our students' current MSc research interests and PhD posters.

Nicholas Bennett

My research is extracting thematic narrative information from social media VGI and points of interest to understand social use of space. iPhD Web Science, 2014 Cohort

Clarissa Brough

My research considers the extent to which processes of self-fashioning are being governed by the technology of recommender systems, in particular music recommender systems. iPhD Web Science, 2015 Cohort

Faranak Hardcastle

Web Science has challenged my views about society and technology, I’m interested in critically engaging with the Web from the intersection of critical design, web technologies, STS, & sociology.

Louise Keen

My research focuses on the role libraries play in the archiving of web content, alongside the notion of a potential ‘digital dark age’, and investigating archival best practice. 2015 Cohort

Anna Kent-Muller

This course has opened my eyes to the future possibilities and capabilities of utilising the web in our every day lives, from the semantic web to social networks. iPhD Web Science, 2015 Cohort

Manuel Leon Urrutia

My PhD research is focussed on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). iPhD Web Science, 2012 Cohort

Cat Morgan

My research interests are in investigating the sociological behaviours that are developed online through technological processes. iPhD Web Science, 2016 Cohort

Jessica Ogden

My PhD is focused on web archival practice itself and how ‘the doing’ of web archives shapes what is known about the Web. iPhD Web Science, 2013 Cohort

Sophie Parsons

My PhD examines the role of social media in UK emergency management, specifically, how emergency responders integrate social media into practice and their attitudes towards it. iPhD Web Science, 2013 Cohort

Bartosz Paszcza

I aim to build expert knowledge in the topic of scholarly knowledge communication system and perspectives of it's development in the future.  iPhD Web Science, 2015 Cohort

Javier Pereda

My research is focused on the engagement of Cultural Heritage Linked Data through Tangible User Interfaces on the Web.  iPhD Web Science, 2011 Cohort

Maria Priestley

The Web is a unique environment for studying social and technological evolution. iPhD Web Science, 2015 Cohort

Bernard Roper

I am interested in the Geospatial dimension of the Web. iPhD Web Science, 2016 Cohort

Keisha Taylor

I am exploring social and economic entrepreneurship and innovation by individuals using p2p platforms from a developing country perspective. iPhD Web Science, 2014 Cohort

Gefion Theurmer

Researching the effects of online participation processes in the Green Party Germany. iPhD Web Science, 2014 Cohort

Robert Thorburn

I am interested in investigating international legislation and regulation aimed at shaping or directly controlling the activiites of Internet Intermediaries. iPhD Web Science, 2016 Cohort

Chira Tochia

My research focuses on how we can create a more meaningful Web through a balanced digital diet and management of our technology consumption. iPhD Web Science, 2015 Cohort

Manuel Leon Urrutia

My research focusses on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). iPhD Web Science, 2012 Cohort

Jack Webster

I am researching how music streaming services and recommendation technologies are performing as ‘cultural intermediaries,’ shaping taste and consumption practices. iPhD Web Science, 2014 Cohort

Peter West

I am researching how doctors could use data from consumer health technologies, like Fitbit and Apple Healthkit. iPhD Web Science, 2013 Cohort

Steven White

I’m involved in developing and researching online learning, particularly the Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in HE, and the roles and practices of those involved in making them. 2013 Cohort

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