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DH@lboro biographies

Lyndsey Bakewell

Lyndsey Bakewell (Research Assistant, English Drama and Publishing). Lyndsey is currently working on a number of RCUK projects which are using a digital storytelling methodology to explore issues of community, policy and well-being. Lyndsey completed her PhD in Restoration theatre history and is currently working on a project which utilises both her historical and digital skills. 

Kathryn Brown

Kathryn Brown (Lecturer, Art History and Visual Culture). Kathryn's research focuses on word-image relations in printed and digital artists' books. She is particularly interested in the phenomenology of screen-based works and the ways in which digital books force a reassessment of our preconceptions about reading and the history of the codex. 

Gareth Cole

Gareth Cole (Research Data Manager, University Library. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7493-0137. Gareth manages the Loughborough Data Repository and is interested in open data, linked data, and open research practices. He is also currently researching the administration of the British State in the Eighteenth Century. He has written about the creation of the Loughborough Data Repository and associated service in 'Establishing a Research Data Management Service at Loughborough University' in International Journal of Digital Curation 11:1, pp. 68-75.

Louise Cooke

Louise Cooke (Reader in Information & Knowledge Management, School of Business & Economics). Louise is interested in issues surrounding freedom of expression, censorship, freedom of access to information and privacy in digital communication. Her work mainly adopts a qualitative approach, although she also uses social network analysis to investigate information and knowledge networks. She was PI on the AHRC-funded Managing Access to the Internet in Public Libraries (MAIPLE) project.

Jen De Lillo

Jen De Lillo (Academic Librarian for English, Drama & Publishing). Jen is interested in scholarly digital editions and the use of digital tools to investigate texts. In the course of her doctorate she used stylometric analysis to investigate questions of authorship. She was the Research Assistant on the projects that produced digital editions of Dante Alighieri’s Commedia and Monarchia edited by Prue Shaw (2006 and 2010) [DVD-ROM], both available from Scholarly Digital Editions.

Stuart Franey

Stuart Franey (MA student and University Teacher in Creative Digital Technologies, School of the Arts, English, and Drama). Stuart is interested, in the use of photography to create virtual destinations of real places. He is currently working with Photogrammetry and Procedural Generation techniques to recreate natural environments. He is studying Part -Time on the MA User Experience course at Loughborough and is working with Bradgate Park Trust on his final project, utilising these techniques.

Leah Henrickson

Leah Henrickson (PhD student, English and Publishing). Leah's current research focuses on discerning the social and literary implications of natural language generation. Her past research projects have focused on the visualities of medieval manuscripts and 1960s/70s American countercultural material.

Sophie Louise Hyde

Sophie-Louise Hyde (PhD student, English and Creative Writing). Sophie’s research deploys digital-verbatim methods in poetry in order to critique existing models of community and the nation. Her work has developed an innovative methodology for addressing community trauma through the use of digital software tools and quantitative network analysis. You can read two of her most recent poems, ‘10th August 2011’ and ‘On Monday Night’, online in The Worcester Journal (Spring 2016).

Lise Jaillant

Lise Jaillant (Lecturer, Publishing and English; co-group leader DH@lboro). Lise’s work is at the crossroads between modernism and book history. She is currently working on a British-Academy-funded project, ‘After the Digital Revolution: Bringing together archivists and scholars to preserve born-digital records and produce new knowledge.’

Russell Lock

Russell Lock (Lecturer, Computer Science). Russell specialises in socio-technical system design, evaluation and modelling, with an emphasis on real world industrial problem solving. His recent publication on anti-patterns in knowledge management in available from the International Journal of Applied Systemic Studies.

Arianna Maiorani

Arianna Maiorani (Senior Lecturer, Linguistics). Arianna's research focuses on Systemic Functional Linguistics, Multimodal Discourse Analysis and Dance semiotics, fields in which she has extensively published and lectured internationally. Among her most recent publications are Multimodal Epistemologies: Towards an Integrated Framework (Routledge, 2014), co-edited with Christine Christie and Meaning Making in Text: Multimodal and Multilingual Functional Perspectives (Palgrave 2015), co-edited with Sonja Starc and Carys Jones.

Simone Natale

Simone Natale (Lecturer in Communication and Media Studies, Social Sciences). Simone’s research focuses on historical approaches to digital media and on the relationship between technology and the imagination. He is the author of Supernatural Entertainments: Victorian Spiritualism and the Rise of Modern Media Culture (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2016) and of articles published in leading journals of his field such as New Media & Society, the Journal of Communication, Media, Culture & Society and Communication Theory.

Sarah Parker

Sarah Parker (Lecturer, English). Sarah is interested in the digitisation, editing and dissemination of literary texts and archival materials from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. She is a member of the editorial board for the online diaries of Michael Field, part of the Victorian Lives and Letters Consortium.

Jenna Townend

Jenna Townend (PhD student, English). Jenna’s research focuses on the network of imitators connected to the seventeenth-century devotional poet, George Herbert, and his volume of poetry, The Temple. She is interested in quantitative network analysis and the use of digital tools to examine intertextuality and influence in early-modern literature. Her recent article, 'Quantitative and qualitative approaches to early-modern networks: The case of George Herbert (1593-1633) and his imitators', is available now in Literature Compass.

Wim Van Mierlo

Wim Van Mierlo (Lecturer, Publishing and English; co-group leader DH@lboro). As a textual scholar and student of literary archives, Wim is interested in digital scholarly editing and in the digital ecologies of online texts and archives. He is currently undertaking work on planning 'DiscoverMSS: Manuscripts in the Age of Digital Participation', a project that aims to develop an immersive digital framework. Designed for use in the museum, archive or classroom, its function is to unlock the meanings of drafts and manuscripts and the story of literary creation that lies within them in an entirely novel interactive, emotive way.

Mike Wilson

Mike Wilson (Professor, Drama). Mike has research interests in popular and vernacular performance. He leads a research team that explores the application of storytelling to a variety of social, health and environmental policy contexts and is involved in several RCUK-funded projects such as Drought Risk and You (www.dryproject.co.uk) and Loneliness in the Digital Age (http://lida-project.org). He is particularly interested in how digital web-based technology has transformed the way that we tell and listen to our stories and how this might democratise debates by bringing new forms of knowledge and ways of thinking to bear on the challenges facing us today. He was a member of the EPSRC Digital Economy Programme Advisory Board and is a member of the AHRC Digital Transformations Theme Advisory Group, as well as the AHRC Digital Science Research Clusters/Topic Model Project Steering Group.