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My background spans English Literature (M.St, BA), Cognitive Science, Computational Linguistics and Human Computer Interaction. Before joining the Univeristy of York I was a post-doc at Open Lab, Newcastle University, exploring how digital technologies can support better civic engagement. I completed my PhD at Queen Mary, University of London, in the Cognitive Science research group. My PhD addressed how people manage disagreements in conversation. Combining corpus analyses and experimental approaches it explored how systematically altering the presentation of an argument affects the deliberative potential of a dialogue.
I am an interdisciplinary researcher working to support more meaningful and accessible engagements with data. I am currently working on the Perspective Media project, exploring how interactive video storytelling approaches can support new ways for individuals to engage with data. My research interests include: human-data-interaction; human centred data analysis; methods for measuring engagement in interaction; constructive discussion; argumentation; data mining; natural language processing; miscommunication.
Concannon, S., Simpson, E., Balaam, M., & Comber, R. Applying Computational Analysis to Textual Data from the Wild : a Feminist Perspective. Forthcoming in Proc. CHI ’18: Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.
Concannon, S., Healey, P. G., & Purver, M. Opening Up and Closing Down Discussion: Experimenting with Epistemic Status in Conversation. In Proceedingsof CogSci 2017: 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, London, July 2017.
Myketiak, C., Concannon, S., & Curzon, P. (2017). Narrative perspective, person references, and evidentiality in clinical incident reports. Journal of Pragmatics, 117, 139-154.
Concannon, S., Healey, P. G., & Purver, M. Shifting Opinions: Experiments on Agreement and Disagreement in Dialogue. In Proceedings of SemDial 2015 (goDIAL), Gothenburg, August 2015.
Concannon, S., Healey, P. G., & Purver, M. Taking a Stance: a Corpus Study of Reported Speech. In Proceedings of SemDial 2015 (goDIAL), Gothenburg, August 2015.
Concannon, S., & Purver, M. Inferring Cultural Preference of Arts Audiences Through Twitter Data. In Digital Intelligence, Nantes, September 2014.