UK Digital Economy Crucible 2017 Participants Announced

By Tashi Gyaltsen


Following a successful campaign and a competitive selection process, CHERISH Digital Economy Research Centre is delighted to welcome the following Early Career Researchers to UK Digital Economy Crucible 2017: (list updated: 27/04/2017)

  • Adeline Paiement, Medical Image Analysis (CS), Swansea University
  • Alvin Orbaek White, Engineering, Swansea University
  • Amy Jenkins, Neuropsychology, Swansea University
  • Angela Dy, Entrepreneurship, Loughborough University London
  • Caitlin Cottrill, Geography & Environment, Aberdeen University
  • Chiara Bernardi, Digital Media, University of Stirling
  • Dafnne Morgado Ramirez, Biomedical Engineering/HCI, UCL
  • Edina Harbinja, Law, University of Hertfordshire
  • Enrico Andreoli, Engineering, Swansea University
  • Ewa Luger, HCI, University of Edinburgh
  • Federico Cerutti, Artificial Intelligence, Cardiff University
  • Gemma Webster, Computer Science, Edinburgh Napier University
  • Hendrik Baier, Artificial Intelligence, University of York
  • John Stevens, Design, Royal College Arts
  • Kellie Morrissey, Applied Psychology/HCI, Newcastle University
  • Larissa Pschetz, Design, University of Edinburgh
  • Marwan Fayed, Computer Science, University of Stirling
  • Mercedes Torres Torres, HCI, University of Nottingham
  • Pedro Telles, Law, Swansea University
  • Phil Bartie, Geospatial Technologies, University of Stirling
  • Phil Heslop, HCI, Newcastle University
  • Phil James, Verification/Computer Science, Swansea University
  • Ramine Tinati, Computer Science, University of Southampton
  • Riza Batista-Navarro, Natural Language Processing (CS), University of Manchester
  • Sandy Brownlee, Computer Science, University of Stirling
  • Sarah Clinch, Computing Architectures, University of Manchester
  • Sean Walton, Engineering/Computer Science, Swansea University
  • Simon Rowberry, Digital Media & Publishing, University of Stirling
  • Steve Snow, Social Science/HCI, University of Southampton
  • Yvonne McDermott Rees, Law, Bangor University

We will publish more about them later in the month.

UK Digital Economy Crucible is a UK-wide, multi-disciplinary leadership programme developed by Swansea University. We are passionate about developing the future leaders of digital economy, who will bring their diverse expertise in addressing common human challenges, and become change agents in shaping future products, services and policies. The participants can look forward to the following exciting programme at the skills labs and gathering:

  • Swansea skills lab (18-19 May) will focus on Insight. It will provide an in-depth understanding of digital economy and leadership, and offer an exclusive platform to interact with crucial actors of digital economy, such as media (BBC, Channel 4, The Conversation, and possibly the Guardian), funding councils (EPSRC, ESRC, AHRC, and possibly Wellcome Trust) and general public who are at the heart of our digital innovations.
  • Edinburgh skills lab (22 and 23 June) will emphasise on Collaboration where the participants will start to work together and interact with household industry names (Microsoft, NHS, DVLA, BBC, and possibly Google) to address common challenges, engage in an intensive proposal writing workshop and hear about how to put together a winning proposal through teamwork.
  • The last skills lab in London (27-28 July) will work on achieving Impact. The participants will interact with digital entrepreneur and social digital activist, learn how to feed into policy making at government level, get practical insight into achieving real impact through proven inter-disciplinary work from highly successful senior academics, build resilience as an ECR, and finally participate in a Dragon’s Den-style pitching.
  • At the Alumni gathering (3 Nov), which is a crucial part of the leadership programme, we’ll have a catch-up in a much more relaxed environment. We’ll discuss what the participants have been up to since the last skills lab – their achievements and challenges, discuss emerging opportunities and further collaborations, undertake a team bonding outing and foster a sense of common goal within the Digital Economy Researcher community.

We are truly delighted to have attracted such a rich combination of outstanding Early Careers Researchers from across the UK, and look forward to going on a journey with them to develop, collaborate, innovate and change the world!