About Us

At Lancaster, we are creating a world-class Data Science research capability that sets the global standard for a truly interdisciplinary approach to contemporary data-driven research challenges.

Data Science at Lancaster aims to act as a catalyst for the field of Data Science and to provide an end-to-end interdisciplinary research capability - from infrastructure and fundamentals through to globally relevant problem domains and the social, legal and ethical issues raised by the use of Data Science.

We conduct research into the foundations of Data Science together with cross-cutting theme areas consisting of:

  • environment, resilience and sustainability
  • health and ageing
  • data and society

We take a deliberately interdisciplinary approach, encouraging researchers to work across theme and discipline boundaries. Examples of current collaborative partners include BT, Google, IBM, National Health Service, Public Health England, Shell and the World Health Organisation.

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Data Science Institute
Lancaster University
United Kingdom

For general DSI enquiries

Professor Nigel Davies

+44 (0)1524 510327


Professor Joanne Knight

+44 (0)1524 593066



Julia Carradus

Institute Administrator

+44 (0)1524 594150



For MSc Data Science enquiries

Dr Chris Edwards

+44 (0)1524 510329

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