A warm welcome to ‘new’ staff and student colleagues to the Centre for Social Informatics

new csi colleagues November 2021

New Centre for Social Informatics colleagues, autumn 2021 (not pictured: Kenneth Olubusi)

Today the Centre for Social Informatics welcomes its newest member of staff: Dr Frances Ryan has taken up a lecturing post with us. This is a return to our group at Edinburgh Napier University for Frances: she graduated from Napier with a PhD in July 2019. In the intervening time, Frances has been engaged in postdoctoral research, first here at Napier and then at the Universities of Dundee and Aberdeen.

Frances is the sixth and final ‘new’ member of our research group to join us this term. The others are PhD students:

  • John Marshall and Marianne Wilson, who – like Frances – are not entirely ‘new’ to us. In 2020/21 they successfully completed their MSc(R) degrees at the University of Edinburgh as the +1 year of their 4-year ESRC/SDS-funded PhD programmes, and transferred to Napier at the start of this academic year.
  • Aleksander Bielinski, who is also supported by an ESRC/SDS scholarship, and has entered the first year of his PhD programme directly from Masters study at the University of Strathclyde.
  • Kenneth Olubusi, also a new first year PhD student, studying part-time.
  • Maria Cecil, our newest PhD student funded by ESRC/SDS, who has just started the Masters year of her 1+3 doctoral degree at the University of Edinburgh

Read more about our new colleagues and their research interests in the latest version of the Centre for Social Informatics flyer (v14).CSI flyer v14 image

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