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.

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Membership of the Data Science Institute

The Data Science Institute (DSI) has opportunities for staff and students to join via two annual call-outs or you can contact dsi@lancaster.ac.uk or get in touch with one of the institute themes leads:

By joining the institute, we hope you will contribute by engaging with lots of data science activities on campus. During the academic terms, we run a range of talks. DSI also organise a Distinguished speaker series; we also support many workshop events and distribute a newsletter.

We are always looking for new ways to grow and help the data science community at Lancaster, so if you have ideas for ways to improve DSI, please let the Directors or your theme lead know.

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 research 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.

Contact Us

By post

Data Science Institute
Lancaster University
United Kingdom

For general DSI enquiries

Julia Carradus

Institute Administrator
+44 (0)1524 594150

Professor Nigel Davies

Institute Director


Professor Karen Broadhurst

Institute Director


For MSc Data Science enquiries

Dr Chris Edwards

+44 (0)1524 510329

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