Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Media and Communication


Arran Ridley

PhD Candidate & PGR Rep

Clothworkers' Building North

Office hours: Monday - Friday 9.00am. - 5.00pm.

BA (hons) Animation (UCA), MA Digital Media and Culture (Warwick)

Arran is a PhD Candidate at the School of Media and Communication commencing his research in February 2017. He is working on a White Rose/ESRC funded project entitled ‘Measuring Visualisation Engagement’.

Research Interests

Big Data
Critical Data Studies
Data Visualisation
User Studies


2018: Teaching Assistant, COMM2777 Working in Digital Media Teams, School of Media and Communication, University of Leeds

2016: Sessional Lecturer, IM921 Visualisation, Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies, University of Warwick



2017 -. PGR Representative

Research Projects & Grants

2017 -. ESRC White Rose DTC Network Postgraduate Studentship, University of Leeds, Seeing Data: ‘Relating to Data Through Visualisation’

2016. Research Assistant, UNDP & University of Warwick, Visualizing Adaptation Experience

Research Centres & Groups

Visualisation Network

Digital Cultures Research Group

Critical Data Studies Group

External Appointments

White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership (WRDTP) Pathway Student Representative (University of Leeds)

PhD & Postdoctoral Supervision


Dr. Chris Birchall

Dr. Simon Popple


Dr. Paul Clough

PhD Thesis

Innovations in the evaluation of Data Visualisation



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