Director, Visual Social Media Lab; Faculty Research Fellow, Information School
University of Sheffield
BA in Media and Cultural Studies, Staffordshire University; PhD in Media Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University. Formerly: Assistant Professor, University of Leicester; Research Associate, Loughborough University; Research Fellow, Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change, Open University. Research focus: social media, Big Data, crisis communication, visual communication, data journalism, open data, citizen engagement. Founding member of Open Data Manchester. Currently: Faculty Research Fellow in The Information School, University of Sheffield. Fellowship projects: ‘Big Data and Social Change’ (2012-2015), ‘Futures of the Visual Web’ (2015-2017). Director of the Visual Social Media Lab. Frequent public speaker.