Dr Bran Knowles

Senior Lecturer in Data Science

Research Overview

Bran is a qualitative researcher focusing on trust, privacy and ethical considerations (i.e. social responsibility) surrounding data and data systems. Her research explores different aspects of trust through ethnographic case studies, develops conceptual models of trust that help in understanding a research agenda for developing trusted data systems, and develops practitioner guidelines for creating trusted data systems. She approaches the development of socio-technical systems from a human perspective, applying an understanding of how people come to trust one another in the real world towards understanding how to design systems that people trust.

PARIS-DE Workshop on Rebound Effects and Digital Technology
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

CHI 2019 Workshop
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Participation in conference

IEEE Pervasive Computing (Journal)
Publication peer-review

CHI 2017 workshop
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

CHI 2014
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

CSCW 2014
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Design PhD Conference
Participation in conference

POST-SUSTAINABILITY: a CHI sustainability community workshop
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

CHI '13 Student Research Competition
Participation in conference

Design PhD Conference
Participation in conference

  • Centre of Excellence in Environmental Data Science
  • DSI - Society
  • HighWire Doctoral Training Centre
  • SCC (Pervasive Systems)