Michael Kelly

Michael Kelly

Research Student

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Research interests

My research is in the area of the representation of knowledge, and the use of the web and digital technologies to make research outputs more transparent and reusable. My approach is influenced by science and technology studies and the insights it has given into the construction of knowledge claims. Focusing on the field of cultural heritage and archaeology in particular, my research considers how cultural heritage representations can cope with variations in certainty and support different interpretative narratives and knowledge perspectives.
I'm using my background in software design and development to study how practical web tools can help with the sharing of research processes and assumptions, with the goal of making published outcomes more reinterpretable and reusable. I aim to release open-source software tools as part of my research.
This subject area has strong connections with the open scholarship movement, and I am interested in the relevance of the reproducibility agenda in science research for non-scientific contexts.

My PhD research is funded by the David Arnold Scholarship.

Education/Academic qualification

Master, MRes Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage and Archaeology (SEAHA), University College London

1 Oct 20187 Jun 2019

Award Date: 1 Aug 2019

Master, MSc Technology Enhanced Learning (eLearning), University of Edinburgh

1 Oct 200711 Jun 2010

Award Date: 25 Nov 2010

PGDip Electronic Imaging, Duncan of Jordanstone Art College, University of Dundee

1 Oct 199014 Jun 1991

Award Date: 12 Jul 1991

Master, MA (Hons) English Literature / Film Studies, University of Glasgow

1 Oct 19859 Jun 1989

Award Date: 7 Jul 1989


  • B Philosophy (General)
  • Epistemology
  • Representations
  • Visual Communication
  • CC Archaeology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Representations
  • Research Methods
  • QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
  • digital communication and culture
  • Software Engineering


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