Skip to Content

Scholars

Dr Emma Reisz
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics (HAPP)
Mapping / GIS Historical social networks (NodeGoat, R) Digital collections and exhibitions (Omeka, Omeka S) Digitisation of textual and visual materials
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics (HAPP) Dr Emma Reisz Mapping/GIS;Historicalsocialnetworks(NodeGoat,R);Digitalcollectionsandexhibitions(Omeka,OmekaS);Digitisationoftextualandvisualmaterials;

Research fields:

  • Asian
  • imperial
  • transnational and world history
  • historical social networks
  • public history

My current research focuses on empire and transnational links in Asia, mapping imperialism and interconnection across space, ideas and social networks. The Robert Hart Project examines the far-reaching influence of an Irishman, Robert Hart, as Inspector-General of Chinese Maritime Customs in the last half-century of the Qing empire. The AHRC-funded project Reframing the Visualities of Imperial War examines the use of early photography in the development of visual vocabularies through which British imperialism in Asia was understood.

My principal digital interests are in:

  • Mapping / GIS (ArcGIS, QGIS)
  • Historical social networks (NodeGoat, R)
  • Digital collections and exhibitions (Omeka, Omeka S)
  • Digitisation of textual and visual materials
Mrs Angela Rogan
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work (SSESW)
Women’s health Medical technologies Social media Digital protest Lived experience
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work (SSESW) Mrs Angela Rogan Women’shealth;Medicaltechnologies;Socialmedia;Digitalprotest;Livedexperience;

Research fields: Women’s health, medical technologies, social media, digital protest & lived experience.

My current research focuses on understanding the harms experienced by a group of women implanted with a defective contraception device called Essure. More specifically, it is interested how the women use a private Facebook page to discuss and subvert these harms by creating knowledge of their medical issues. As a result, many women encounter difficulty accessing medical treatment, with healthcare professionals misdiagnosing or disbelieving their accounts of their health issues. This brings into question the value of lived experience in opposition to scientific knowledge within the medical sphere.

My digital interests are in:

  • Social Media
  • Digital protest
Dr Jane Lugea
School of Arts, English and Languages (AEL)
Corpus Linguistics (AntConc, Matrix, BNCWeb, LancsBox) Qualitative Analysis (Nvivo, Atlas.ti) Mapping (Visual Understanding Environment)
School of Arts, English and Languages (AEL) Dr Jane Lugea CorpusLinguistics(AntConc,Matrix,BNCWeb,LancsBox);QualitativeAnalysis(Nvivo,Atlas.ti);Mapping(VisualUnderstandingEnvironment);

Research fields:

  • Linguistics
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Stylistics
  • Pragmatics
  • Literary Translation

I am interested in rhetoric and creativity in language use and language online is rich for such study. For instance, I have involved collected and analysed online memes, to better understand the genre, the rules and rhetorical styles used, as well as what makes a ‘successful’ meme. I am also interested in fake news and, more generally, how the online realm changes the dynamic of interaction and discourse.

My linguistic research is mostly qualitative, but sometimes I use Corpus Linguistics tools and software to analyse large quantities of digitised textual data. I have also been involved in research projects which have created data visualisations of discourse.

My digital interests are in:

  • Corpus Linguistics (AntConc, Matrix, BNCWeb, LancsBox)
  • Qualitative Analysis (Nvivo, Atlas.ti)
  • Mapping (Visual Understanding Environment)
Professor Keith Lilley
School of Natural and Built Environment (NBE)
Historical Geography Geohumanities Mapping / GIS Digital Humanities Urban Morphology
School of Natural and Built Environment (NBE) Professor Keith Lilley HistoricalGeography;Geohumanities;Mapping/GIS;DigitalHumanities;UrbanMorphology;

Research fields:

  • Historical Geography
  • Geohumanities
  • Historical Landscapes
  • Histories of Cartography
  • Historical Cartography
  • Digital Humanities
  • Landscape Archaeology
  • Urban Morphology

I specialise in historical geography and histories of cartography, planning and urbanism, using digital and geospatial technologies, tools and methods to explore material and imagined connections between past and present.

Current projects include combining GIS and prosopography in analysing historic maps of Britain and Ireland, and tracing global histories of field-surveying and geodetics through landscapes and maps. My AHRC-IRC funded OS200 project in partnership with the University of Limerick is using digital technologies to analyse and visualise how Ordnance Survey staff operated on the ground in the 19th century in Ireland. OS200 is part of a 6.5m euro programme funding 11 projects, bringing together world-leading expertise in the digital humanities across the UK and Ireland.

In recognition of my professional contribution to Geography, in 2018 I received from the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) the Cuthbert Peek Award 

"For advancing geographical knowledge through the application of contemporary methods, including GIS and mapping."

My digital interests are in:

  • Mapping / GIS (ESRI)
Professor Muiris MacCarthaigh
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics (HAPP)
Public Policy Public Administration Political Science
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics (HAPP) Professor Muiris MacCarthaigh PublicPolicy;PublicAdministration;PoliticalScience;

I am interested in the role played by technology within government bureaucracies, as well as in the changing relationship between citizens and the state.

Dr Deepak Padmanabhan
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EEECS)
AI ethics AI fairness Responsible AI
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EEECS) Dr Deepak Padmanabhan AIethics;AIfairness;ResponsibleAI;

Research fields:

  • AI ethics
  • AI fairness
  • Responsible AI

My research interests are primarily located within AI ethics, with a focus on fairness in AI. I am interested in understanding the social implications of unfair AI algorithms, and understanding the nuances of how the unfairness is encoded explicitly or implicitly within such algorithms. These range from domains such as news recommenders, crime surveillance, hiring fairness and unfair AI within the gig-economy. My research focuses on how to build fair and responsible AI algorithms to mitigate the risks and dangers of unfair AI, especially in domains where AI is used to make decisions affecting humans and societies substantively. In my research, I strive to identify and use best-of-breed and fit-for-purpose philosophical principles to be embedded in meaningful ways within AI algorithms.

Kelly Huie
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work (SSESW)
Cybercrime Social Media Self-disclosure on social media
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work (SSESW) Kelly Huie Cybercrime;SocialMedia;Self-disclosureonsocialmedia;
  • Forensic psychology
  • Criminology

Interested in understanding self disclosures on social media, and how this can lead to cybercrime victimization

My digital interests are in:

  • Cybercrime
  • Social Media
  • Self-disclosure on social media

Currently running a study on how and why self disclosures occur on Snapchat, which can lead to cybercrime susceptibility. This is a under researched field that can ultimately have massive implications given the ubiquity of social media usage. 

Digital tools/platforms/software: 

  • NVivo
  • Microsoft Forms
Dr Lisa Bradley
Queen's Management School
Digital enhanced learning Online learning communities Equality of access to finance (online banking etc.)
Queen's Management School Dr Lisa Bradley Digitalenhancedlearning;Onlinelearningcommunities;Equalityofaccesstofinance(onlinebankingetc.);
  • Leadership
  • Sustainable and ethical finance
  • SME finance
  • Islamic Finance
  • Digital education
  • Business management

I have consistently championed the importance of leadership and leadership development. This has included proactively demonstrating pedagogical innovation, creativity, academic excellence and relevance. 

My digital interests are in:

  • Digital enhanced learning
  • Online learning communities
  • Equality of access to finance (online banking etc.)

Digital tools/platforms/software:

  • Twitter
  • MS Forms
  • SPSS
  • Excel
  • MS Teams 
Aine Poland
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics (HAPP)
Historical Social Networks Graph Visualisation Network Analysis Database Construction Digitisation
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics (HAPP) Aine Poland HistoricalSocialNetworks;GraphVisualisation;NetworkAnalysis;DatabaseConstruction;Digitisation;
  • Historical Social Networks
  • Female Networks
  • Graph Visualisation

My PhD project involves visualising the networks of foreign women in China during the late Qing period (1860-1911). I use a combination of traditional and digital research methods to construct their networks, analyse them and explain their impact. My project touches on themes of (semi-)colonialism, imperial careering, missionary organisations, female social structures, and gender norms.  

My digital interests are in:

  • Historical Social Networks
  • Graph Visualisation
  • Network Analysis
  • Database Construction
  • Digitisation

Digital tools/platforms/software: 

  • Gephi
  • Nodegoat
Dr Paul Murphy
School of Arts, English and Languages (AEL)
Improving health and wellbeing Digital collections Live performance
School of Arts, English and Languages (AEL) Dr Paul Murphy Improvinghealthandwellbeing;Digitalcollections;Liveperformance;
  • Arts and Health
  • Arts-based interventions for health and wellbeing

I engage in transdisciplinary, collaborative research that focuses on two broad areas: simulation-based education for health and social care; arts-based interventions for public health. I work with colleagues from a broad range of subject areas including experimental medicine, medical education, nursing, public health, sociology and social work. The shared focus is on developing new methods from the creative interaction between diverse disciplines with the common goal of understanding and improving healthcare and wellbeing in local, national and international contexts.  

My digital interests are in:

  • Improving health and wellbeing through the interaction between digital collections and live performance

I am the academic lead for Friel Reimagined, a unique drama research and engagement project based on the work of acclaimed playwright Brian Friel (1929-2015). The project is based at the School of Arts, English and Languages at Queen’s University, with support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and The Steel Charitable Trust. Our project team is working to digitise a selection of Friel’s papers held at the National Library of Ireland, and open them up to connect diverse audiences with the legacy and writings of Friel. A key aim of the project is to improve health and wellbeing for social and economically challenged communities through the interaction between digital collections and live performance.

Digital tools/platforms/software: 

  • NVivo
  • SPSS
  • Stata

 

Dr Merryn Davies-Deacon
School of Arts, English and Languages (AEL)
Language in new media
School of Arts, English and Languages (AEL) Dr Merryn Davies-Deacon Languageinnewmedia;
  • French sociolinguistics
  • Language standardisation
  • Language and identity
  • Language revitalisation and new speakers
  • Lexicon and lexicography
  • Orthography

My current interests are in the sociolinguistics of minoritised languages, and particularly in new speakers of these languages: why speakers decide to become a member of minoritised linguistic communities; how they use the language in ways that balance concerns around communication and the expression of individual and group identity; and what forms the language can take as a result of being used in new ways and new domains. I have mostly worked on the “southern Brythonic” members of the Celtic family of languages, Breton and Cornish.

My digital interests are in:

  • Language in new media

I am especially interested in how language is used differently across different media contexts, and in how the internet is harnessed for the purposes of language standardisation and change, both in its function as a vehicle for communicating top-down corpus planning decisions and in its use by speakers who may be geographically diffuse and motivated by diverse backgrounds and aims. I am interested in, and concerned by, the important role social media contexts play in the development of marginalised linguistic communities, and the fragility of this system when it relies on the continued goodwill of global corporations whose primary motivation is financial gain.

Digital tools/platforms/software: 

  • Python
  • XML
  • Git
  • wget
  • LaTeX