SHL People

We are a collective of academics, artists, coders, creative practitioners, information professionals, makers, programmers, scholars, writers, theorists, thinkers and tinkerers - we write, we make, we do.

Beach team photo

SHL is steered by the SHL Executive Group, and has dedicated Technical and Professional Services support. SHL Core is drawn from a diverse range of disciplines and Schools and form the running engine of the programme. SHL members come from across the University with participating faculty from the Schools of Media, Arts, and Humanities, Education and Social Work; Engineering and Informatics; Law, Politics & Sociology; and the University Library.

Additionally, SHL hosts Visiting Fellows and Artists and has a wide network of researchers worldwide.

See 'Working with SHL" section for more details of how to join the programme, and ways to collaborate with SHL.

SHL Core

Dr Alice Eldridge
SHL Co-Director & Reader in Sonic Systems (MAH)

Dr Ben Roberts
SHL Co-Director & Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities (MAH)

Dr Sharon Webb
SHL Co-Director & Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities (MAH)

Dr Alexander Butterworth
SHL Research Fellow in Digital Publishing and Data Visualisation (EngInf)

Dr Cecile Chevalier 
Senior Lecturer in Media Practice (MAH)

Dr Beatrice Fazi
Reader in Digital Humanities (MAH)

Prof Tim Hitchcock 
Emeritus Professor of Digital History (MAH) 

Dr Nimi Hoffman
Lecturer in International Education and Development (ESW)

Dr Kate Howland
Senior Lecturer in Interaction Design (Enginf)

Dr Ben Jackson
SHL Research Fellow in Digital Humanities (Library)

Dr Sam Ladkin
Senior Lecturer in Creative and Critical Writing - English (MAH)

Dr Justyna Robinson
Senior Lecturer in English Language and Linguistics (MAH) 

Dr Ivor Simpson
Lecturer Artificial Intelligence (EngInf)

Suzanne Tatham
Associate Director of the Library

Amy Waldron
Digital Development Manager (Library)

Dr Joseph Walton
SHL Research Fellow in Digital Humanities/Critical & Cultural Theory & tutor in English (MAH)

Dr Julie Weeds
Senior Lecturer in Computer Science (EngInf)

Prof David Weir
Professor of Computer Science (EngInf) 

SHL Technical and Professional Services support

Elena Dennison
SHL Programme Manager

Kate Malone
SHL Administrator & Communications Officer

Alex Peverett
SHL Research Technician

SHL project-based Research Fellows

Dr Sandra Nelson
Research Fellow in Media & Film (MAH)

Dr Duncan Hay
Research Fellow on Tools of Knowledge project (Enginf)

SHL/TAG Research Fellows

Simon Wibberley
Research Fellow in Digital Humanities (Enginf)

Jack Pay
Research Fellow in Digital Humanities (Enginf)

Colin Ashby
Research Fellow in Natural Language Processing (Enginf)

Andy Robertson
Research Fellow in Digital Humanities (Enginf)

SHL Faculty Members

Prof Peter Boxall
Professor of English (MAH)

Dr Natalia Cecire
Senior Lecturer in English & American Literature (MAH)

Prof Andy Clark 
Professor in Cognitive Philosophy (MAH)

Dr Flora Dennis
Senior Lecturer In Art History (MAH)

Dr Emile Devereaux
Senior Lecturer In Digital Media (Media and Film) (MAH)

Dr Evelyn Ficarra
Senior Lecturer in Music (MAH)

Dr Irene Fubara-Manuel
Lecturer in Digital Media Practice (MAH)

Dr Bonnie Holligan
Senior Lecturer in Law (LPS)

Tim Hopkins
Senior Research Fellow Music (MAH)

Prof Ed Hughes
Professor of Composition in Music (MAH)

Prof Margaretta Jolly
Professor of Cultural Studies (MAH)

Dr Michael Jonik
Senior Lecturer in English and American Literature (MAH)

Dr Chris Kiefer
Lecturer in Music Technology (MAH)

Prof Thor Magnusson 
Professor of Future Music (MAH)

Paul Mcconnell
Senior Lecturer (Media and Film) (MAH)

Dr Jacob Norris
Senior Lecturer in Middle East History (MAH)

Dr Micheál O'Connell
Lecturer in Media Practice (photography, Media & Film) (MAH)

Prof Kate O'Riordan
Dean of Media, Arts & Humanities Professor Of Digital Culture (MAH)

Prof Andy Philippides
Professor of Biorobotics (Informatics) (EngInf)

Dr Jeremy Reffin
Research Professor Informatics (Enginf)

Prof Rachel Thomson
Professor of Childhood & Youth Studies (ESW)

Dr Judith Townend
Senior Lecturer in Media and Information Law ( School of Law, Politics & Sociology)

Dr Christopher Warne
Senior Lecturer History & Sussex Centre for Migration Research (MAH)

Dr Alban Webb
Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies (Media and Film) (MAH)

SHL Visiting Fellows (MAH Associates)

Laurence Hill (2021 - 2023) 

Dr Louise Falcini (2022-23) 

Suze Shardlow (2022-23)

Ian Winters  (2022-23)

Sissel Marie Tonn-Peterson (2022) 

Dr Annika Richterich (2019-21)

Dr Thorsten Ries (2018-19)

SHL Artist in Residence

Kate Shields (2021- 2022)

SHL PhD Community Advocates

Ellie Priest

Hanna Randall

SHL Doctoral Students

Nathan Richards 

Kiran Gibb

Max Worgan

Steve Symons

Jonathan Reus

Fiona Miller

Sam Bilbow

Joshua Hargreves


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