Supervisors: Kate Giles, Kieron Niven, Simon Taylor and David Andrews
Funding: AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership (CDP) studentship
Ensuring the accessibility and reusability of data generated from the Historic High Street. Relevant data can be very diverse in its nature, including information related to lifestyle, migration, demographics, economics, environment, climate change and housing needs. The diversity of data and its sources creates limits on its accessibility and interoperability. These issues are extended further by the scale and diversity of new data types generated from laser scanning, LIDAR, GIS and HBIM. These all contribute to the “Big Data” of the historic built environment. This presents considerable challenges to make the best use of digital data. In this context, a collaborative approach is essential, not just between the Archaeology Data Service (ADS), Historic England (HE) and the University of York, but wider institutions, commercial organisations and members of the public.
I believe that digital technologies have the capability to transform archaeology. My research interest is focused on the reusability of archaeological datasets, and most recently the role of tangible and intangible heritage for public engagement with places. My hypothesis is that, through the application of advanced computational data handling and user-friendly search interfaces, the FAIR data principles can be globally applied to create a better data community for the heritage sector. My CV can also be seen at www.AlfieTalks.com.
Introduction to Teaching and Learning 21 October 2021
Open Day facilitator 2019-2020.