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Helen Kennedy

Helen Kennedy was the project director, as well as one of the researchers on the project. She is Professor of Digital Society at the Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield. She has experience researching different aspects of digital media and everyday life, such as social media data mining, self-presentation in online spaces website design and web accessibility.

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Andy Kirk

Andy Kirk is a UK-based freelance data visualisation specialist. Andy launched visualisingdata.com in February 2010 and this has grown to become a popular source of information about the data visualisation field. He provides data visualisation consultancy and training workshops around the world for a range of clients including Disney, Intel and WHO. He is a visiting lecturer at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). Andy published his first book in December 2012, titled Data Visualization: a successful design process and his second book, Data Visualisation: a handbook for data driven design, is out in May 2016.

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Rosemary Lucy Hill

Rosemary Lucy Hill was a post-doctoral research fellow on Seeing Data at the University of Leeds. She is interested in the analysis of visual culture, reader responses and semiotics. She completed her PhD on media representations and experiences of women hard rock and metal fans at the Centre for Women’s Studies, University of York. She is now a Lecturer in Sociology in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds.

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Will Allen

Will Allen is a researcher at The Migration Observatory based at the University of Oxford, and he was one of the researchers on Seeing Data. He examines media portrayals of immigration as well as how civil society organisations use social scientific research to inform their work.