[Air-L] Postdoctoral position on ‘Patterns in Practice: cultures of data mining in science, education and the arts’ @ University of Sheffield

Helen Kennedy h.kennedy at sheffield.ac.uk
Tue May 25 09:09:38 PDT 2021

We have an exciting opportunity for an excellent Postdoctoral Researcher to
work on the AHRC-funded project ‘Patterns in Practice: cultures of data
mining in science, education and the arts’. ‘Patterns in Practice’ is
researching how practitioners’ beliefs, values and feelings interact to
shape their engagement with data mining and machine learning in three
specific contexts: pharmaceutical drug discovery, higher education learning
analytics, and arts practice.

This is an opportunity to join an innovative team of researchers and carry
out research under the direction of the project’s Principal Investigator,
Dr Jo Bates, and with Co-Investigators Professor Helen Kennedy (Sheffield)
and Dr Erinma Ochu (Manchester Met). The role will involve using
qualitative research approaches. As one of two Postdoctoral Researchers on
the project your primary responsibilities will be on the ‘science’ and
‘education’ cases, whilst playing an important supporting role in the
‘arts’ case. You will also contribute to reviewing the literature,
cross-case analysis and theorization and dissemination of research through
academic publication and impact activities. The project also has three
partner organisations that you will work with closely.

The position is in the Information School, ranked first in the World for
Library and Information Management through the QS World Rankings and
recognised for its world-class research, excellence in teaching, and the
achievements of its graduates.

For more information, visit:

Helen Kennedy, Professor of Digital Society, @hmtk, Living With Data

Public perceptions of good data management: findings from a UK-based survey
<https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2053951720935616>, *Big Data
and Society* (June 2020, w/Todd Hartman, Robin Steedman & Rhia Jones)
*Public Understanding and Perceptions of Data Practices: a review of
existing research
<https://livingwithdata.org/current-research/publications/>* (May 2020, w/
Susan Oman, Mark Taylor, Jo Bates, Robin Steedman)

*Data Visualization in Society
2020, ed w/ Martin Engebretesen, Open Access with Amsterdam University

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