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.
Master, University College London
1 Oct 2018 → 7 Jun 2019
Award Date: 1 Aug 2019
Master, University of Edinburgh
1 Oct 2007 → 11 Jun 2010
Award Date: 25 Nov 2010
University of Dundee
1 Oct 1990 → 14 Jun 1991
Award Date: 12 Jul 1991
Master, University of Glasgow
1 Oct 1985 → 9 Jun 1989
Award Date: 7 Jul 1989
- B Philosophy (General)
- Visual Communication
- CC Archaeology
- Cultural Studies
- Research Methods
- QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
- digital communication and culture
- Software Engineering