Digital Economy Crucible 2016 Participants Announced

The CHERISH-DE project is delighted to welcome the following Early Career Researchers to the first ever UK wide, multi-disciplinary Digital Economy Crucible, developed by Swansea University.

  • Adam Williams, Swansea University, College of Engineering
  • Ahmed Kharrufa, Newcastle University, Human Computer Interaction
  • Jing Wu, Cardiff University, Computer Science
  • Eddy Borges-Rey, University of Stirling, Media and Communications
  • Elvira Perez Vallejos, Nottingham University, Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute
  • Emma Slade, Swansea University, Digital Services & Technology Adoption
  • Enrico Andreoli, Swansea University, College of Engineering
  • Eugene Miakinkov, Swansea University, Political and Cultural Studies
  • Grant Gibson, University of Stirling, Social Gerontology
  • Jamie Woodcock, City University London, Management
  • Jonathan Jones, Swansea University, Computer Science
  • Kyle Montague, Newcastle University, Human Computer Interaction
  • Lella Nouri-Bennet, Swansea University, College of Law and Criminology
  • Mark R Johnson, York University, Sociology
  • Murray Evans, Bath University, Computer Science – Motion Capture, CAMERA
  • Murray Goulden, Nottingham University, STS/ Sociology
  • Paolo Simonetto, Swansea University, Information Visualisation
  • Pey Fen Eng (Connie), Swansea University, College of Engineering
  • Priyanka Chaurasia, Ulster University, Computer Science
  • Rob Wortham, University of Bath, AI for Domestic Applications
  • Roisin McNaney, Newcastle University, Human Computer Interaction

The Digital Economy Crucible is a unique leadership and development journey, formed of three intensive two day ‘labs’ held at Swansea (May), York (June) and London (July).

A dynamic, transformative programme of events awaits the participants – with sessions on:

  • engaging with the media (BBC and Channel 4),
  • inspirational leadership,
  • research commercialisation,
  • grant capture,
  • effective collaboration,and
  • achieving impact.

Time will also be spent with representatives from EPSRC and AHRC, and industry partners.

We are delighted to have drawn such a rich combination of talented Early Careers Researchers for the 2016 events from across the UK.


First round of CHERISH-DE Escalator Funds Awarded

Following the ‘First Call for Proposals’for the Escalator Fund, we are pleased to confirm that the following projects were awarded funds at a panel meeting on 4th April 2016.

Profiling cybercrime offenders in Wales, £2313.81

  • Principal Investigator: Dr Patrick Bishop (Criminology and Law)
  • Co-Investigators:Sara Correia (Criminology and Law), Dr Robert S. Laramee (Computer Science),  Liam McNabb (Computer Science)

Examining the dissemination of online terrorist magazines, £3486.81

  • Principal Investigator: Prof Stuart Macdonald (Criminology and Law)
  • Co-Investigators: David Mair, (Criminology and Law)

 Trust in Crypto-Drug Markets, £8497.80

  • Principal Investigator: Prof Nuria Lorenzo-Dus (Arts and Humanities)
  • Co-Investigators: Prof David Bewley-Taylor, (Arts and Humanities), Dr Bob Laramee (Computer Science) 

 Creating a mind-set for health with digital health solutions, £4588.21

  • Principal Investigator: Dr Menna Price (Human and Health)
  • Co-Investigators: Dr Michelle Lee (Human and Health); Dr Laura Wilkinson (Human and Health), Dr Stephen Lindsay (Computer Science); Dr Suzanne Higgs (School of Psychology, University of Birmingham)

Improving cognitive flexibility through bilingual rule switching tasks, £4946.25

  • Principal Investigator: Dr Vivienne Rogers (Arts and Humanities)
  • Co-Investigators: Dr Darren Edwards (Human and Health)

Voter engagement technologies for young people in resource constrained communities, £4731.00

  • Principal Investigator: Dr Matthew Wall (Arts and Humanities)
  • Co-Investigator: Dr. Stephen Lindsay (Computer Science) 

A Cyber-Technology Framework for Evaluating and Improving Criminal Justice Practice, £4544.48

  • Principal Investigator:Dr Pamela Ugwudike (Criminology and Law)
  • Co-Investigators: Professor Peter Raynor (Criminology and Law), Gemma Morgan (Criminology and Law) 

The Student Sex Work Project: Data mining and visualisation, £4925.96

  • Principal Investigator: Debbie Jones
  • Co-Investigators: Dr Tracey Sagar (Law and Criminology ), Dr. Jason Xie (Computer Science), Professor Mark W. Jones (Computer Science), Mr Robert Palmer (Computer Science)

Next Generation Human Translation Tools, £4425.00

  • Principal Investigator: Tom Cheesman (Arts and Humanities)
  • Co-Investigators: Dr Evelien Bracke (Arts and Humanities) , Dr Salwa El-Awa (Arts and Humanities), Dr Maria Fernandez-Parra (Arts and Humanities), Dr Robert Laramee (Computer Science), Dr Vivienne Rogers (Arts and Humanities), Professor Andrew Rothwell (Arts and Humanities), Dr Sabrina Wang (Arts and Humanities)

Digital Media Usage and Attitudes of People with Sensory Impairments – £4978.02

  • Principal Investigator: Dr Yan Wu (Arts and Humanities)
  • Co-Investigators: Stephen Lindsay (Computer Science), Rhys Jones (Arts and Humanities)