Society

The 'Data and Society' theme addresses key contemporary concerns around trust, accountability and ownership associated with data. These concerns fundamentally affect how data science engages and impacts on government, civil society, public institutions, business and industry.

At the same time, public, social and commercial data produced by social media platforms, by administrative systems, by sensors, in commercial transactions and by official sources presents significant challenges for the development of new empirical methods of understanding social processes.

Bringing together researchers from disciplines such as sociology, linguistics, history, design, organizational studies and social work, the 'Data and Society' theme supports research that deepens our understanding and vision of the ethics and accountability of data science in government and industry, and addresses the methodological challenges of working with data forms relevant to social sciences, arts and humanities. It specifically aims to foster expertise in inter-disciplinary engagements with problems of health, inequality, justice, mobility and environment.

Existing strengths in the ‘social theme’ at Lancaster include:

  • international research leadership in working at scale with natural language texts and large document collections
  • a growing international reputation for working with historical and spatial datasets in the digital humanities
  • a long-standing and international reputation for inter-disciplinary research engagement with public concerns around science and technology

Members

Christopher Boyko

Creative Cultures and Contexts, DSI - Society, Evaluation, Imagination Lancaster

Karen Broadhurst

Professor Karen Broadhurst

Professor of Social Work

Centre for Child and Family Justice Research, DSI - Society

Linda Cusworth

Dr Linda Cusworth

Research Fellow

Centre for Child and Family Justice Research, DSI - Society

C126, C - Floor, Bowland North
Paul Cureton

Dr Paul Cureton

Senior Lecturer in Design (People, Products, Places)

DSI - Society, Evaluation, Imagination Lancaster

+44 (0)1524 663433
Ahmad Daryanto

Dr Ahmad Daryanto

Senior Lecturer

Centre for Consumption Insights, Centre for Marketing Analytics & Forecasting, DSI - Society, Networks, Knowledge and Strategy

Joe Deville

Dr Joe Deville

Senior Lecturer, Lecturer

CeMoRe - Centre for Mobilities Research, Centre for Technological Futures , DSI - Society, Security Lancaster

B009, B - Floor, Bowland North
Stefanie Doebler

Dr Stefanie Doebler

Lecturer in Social Statistics and Sociology

Christopher Donaldson

Dr Christopher Donaldson

Lecturer in Cultural History

DSI - Society

Catherine Easton

Dr Catherine Easton

Reader in Law

Centre for Law and Society, Institute for Social Futures Fellow, Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Law,Policy,Ethics), Security Lancaster (Sociology)

Jayne Erlam

Jayne Erlam

PhD student

DSI - Society

Claire Fitzpatrick

Dr Claire Fitzpatrick

Senior Lecturer

Centre for Child and Family Justice Research

+44 (0)1524 594113
Jasmine Fledderjohann

Dr Jasmine Fledderjohann

Lecturer in Sociology and Social Work

Centre for Child and Family Justice Research, Centre for Gender and Women's Studies, DSI - Society

B134, B - Floor, Bowland North
Ian Gregory

Professor Ian Gregory

Head of Department, Professor of Digital Humanities

Centre for Transcultural Writing and Research, DSI - Society

Robert Gutsche Jr

Dr Robert Gutsche Jr SFHEA

Senior Lecturer in Critical Digital Media Practice

CeMoRe - Centre for Mobilities Research

Stuart Haffenden

Stuart Haffenden

PhD student

+44 (0)7463 931270
Judith Harwin

Professor Judith Harwin

Professor in Socio-Legal Studies

Centre for Child and Family Justice Research

Niall Hayes

Professor Niall Hayes

Head of Department, Professor of Information and Organisation

Centre for Technological Futures , DSI - Society, Technology, Systems and Organisation

B31, B - Floor, Charles Carter Building
Katie Hunter

Dr Katie Hunter

Research Associate - Disrupting the Routes between Care and Custody

DSI - Society

+44 (0)1524 594479
Yang Hu

Dr Yang Hu

Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Data Science

CeMoRe - Centre for Mobilities Research, Centre for Child and Family Justice Research, Centre for Gender and Women's Studies, DSI - Society, Migrancy Research Group

B011, B - Floor, Bowland North
Lucas Introna

Centre for Technological Futures , DSI - Society, Management and Society, Technology, Systems and Organisation

B30, B - Floor, Charles Carter Building
Bran Knowles

Dr Bran Knowles

Senior Lecturer in Data Science

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

C54, C - Floor, InfoLab21
Janja Komljenovic

Dr Janja Komljenovic

Lecturer in Higher Education

Centre for Higher Education Research and Evaluation, Centre for Technological Futures , DSI - Society

Michael Lambert

Dr Michael Lambert

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Social Inequalities

Centre for Alternatives to Social and Economic Inequalities

Mark Levine

Professor Mark Levine

Professor of Social Psychology

Cyber Security Research Centre (Psychology), Security Lancaster (Behavioural Science)

Rebecca Liu

Centre for Consumption Insights, Centre for Technological Futures , DSI - Society

Alan Marsden

Creative Cultures and Contexts, DSI - Society, Insight

B140, B - Floor, County Main
Janine Morley

Dr Janine Morley

Research Project Administrator, Casual - Researcher

DEMAND - Dynamics of Energy, Mobility and Demand, DSI - Society

D010, D - Floor, Faculty of Arts
Daniel Richards

Dr Daniel Richards

Lecturer in Data Prototyping and Visualisation

DSI - Society, Evaluation, Imagination Lancaster

Beverley Skeggs

Professor Beverley Skeggs

Distinguished Professor, External Examiner

Centre for Alternatives to Social and Economic Inequalities

Juliana Sutanto

Centre for Technological Futures , Centre for Transport & Logistics (CENTRAL), DSI - Society, Information Systems

A064, A - Floor, Management School
Monideepa Tarafdar

Centre for Technological Futures , DSI - Health, Health Systems, Information Systems, Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre, Technology, Systems and Organisation

A042, A - Floor, Management School
James Thorp

James Thorp

Casual - Teaching, PhD student

+44 (0)7920 403929
Ian Walker

Centre for Productivity & Efficiency, DSI - Society, Economics Research Group, Gulf One Lancaster Centre for Economic Research, Labour, Education and Health Economics