PhD – (in progress), University of York
MA - Social Research, University of York
BA Hons – Sociology, Newcastle University
Jill is an ESRC funded PhD research candidate (under the White Rose Doctoral training centre) and is part of an interdisciplinary research network called “Relating to Data through Visualisation.”
Her PhD explores how diverse users engage with and draw meanings from data visualisations and aims to identify and unpick the meaning making processes at work in both the design and interpretation of data visualisations.
Jill’s research interests combine critical data studies, interdisciplinary social research and public engagement through creative practice.
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