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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. 

You can find out more about some of our students below.

Our CDT student research booklet includes our students' current MSc research interests and PhD posters.

2016-2020 Cohort

Cat Morgan

My research interests are in investigating the sociological behaviours that are developed online through technological processes.

Bernard Roper

I use provenance metadata and machine learning to study volunteered geographic information.

Robert Thorburn

My research focuses on developing a comprehensive methodology for engineering privacy by design into IoT devices and systems.


2015-2019 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.

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.

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.

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. 

Maria Priestley

The Web is a unique environment for studying social and technological evolution.

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.

Clare Walsh

My research looks at measuring cognitive skills demonstrated in serious educational online games environments.


2014-2018 Cohort

Nick Bennett

My research is extracting thematic narrative information from social media VGI and points of interest to understand social use of space.

Keisha Taylor

I am examining the impact of digital platforms on entrepreneurship in Trinidad and Tobago

Gefion Thuermer

Researching the effects of online participation processes in the Green Party Germany.

Jack Webster

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


2013-2017 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.

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.

Peter West

I am researching how doctors could use data from consumer health technologies, like Fitbit and Apple Healthkit.

Steve 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.


2012-2016 Cohort


2011-2015 Cohort


2010-2014 Cohort


2009-2013 Cohort

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