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Prof Shaun Lawson

Head of Department

Department: Computer and Information Sciences

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After doing a postdoc at the University of Surrey, he took up his first academic post at in the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University in 2000. In 2005 he moved to Lincoln first as a Senior Lecturer, then Reader and he was appointed the UK’s first Professor in social computing in 2011.

His research primarily explores the use and significance of social media, and other digital services, in people’s lives and he has conducted applied work in areas such as health and wellbeing, politics and activism, and sustainability. His current focus is on the convergence of broadcast and social media in political and societal context and on how technology is used is support mental health, wellbeing and social support and cohesion.

He has held grants totalling over £2million in the past 5 years from funders such as EPSRC, ESRC, the EU and Microsoft Research and is the author, or co-author, of over 100 peer-reviewed publications.

He was Chair of British HCI 2015 and is the founding chair of the UK’s SIGCHI chapter.

Campus Address

Room 215
Pandon Building


Qualifications

  • Mechanical Engineering PhD June 30 1996
  • Member British Computer Society (BCS) 2005

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Recipes for Programmable Money, Elsden, C., Feltwell, T., Lawson, S., Vines, J. 5 Feb 2019, ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2019
  • Designing Second-Screening Experiences for Social Co-Selection and Critical Co-Viewing of Reality TV, Feltwell, T., Wood, G., Rowland, S., Long, K., Elsden, C., Brooker, P., Vines, J., Briggs, P., Barnett, J., Lawson, S. 30 Jan 2019, ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2019
  • Voice as a Design Material, Sutton, S., Foulkes, P., Kirk, D., Lawson, S. 7 Jan 2019, Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2019, ACM
  • ‘Blueprints’ physical to digital, Wallace, J., Koulidou, N., Trueman, J., Duncan, T., Lawson, S., craig, c., fisher, h., morrissey, k., montague, k., welch, d. 20 Dec 2018, Fourth Biennial Research Through Design Conference
  • Designing for Digital Playing Out, Wood, G., Dylan, T., Durrant, A., Torres, P., Ulrich, P., Carr, A., Cukurova, M., Downey, D., McGrath, P., Ferguson, A., Vines, J., Balaam, M., Lawson, S. 10 Dec 2018, ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2019
  • Coping with loneliness at University, Vasileiou, K., Barnett, J., Barreto, M., Vines, J., Atkinson, M., Long, K., Bakewell, L., Lawson, S., Wilson, M. 29 Nov 2018, In: Mental Health and Prevention
  • Researching with Twitter timeline data, Brooker, P., Barnett, J., Vines, J., Lawson, S., Feltwell, T., Long, K., Wood, G. 1 Jun 2018, In: Big Data & Society
  • Everything We Do, Everything We Press, Bakewell, L., Vasileiou, K., Long, K., Atkinson, M., Rice, H., Barreto, M., Barnett, J., Wilson, M., Lawson, S., Vines, J. 23 Apr 2018, CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'18), ACM


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