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Professor Bran Knowles

Professor in Data Science, Research Student

Faraday Building



Research overview

Bran is a qualitative researcher focusing on trust, privacy and ethical considerations (i.e. social responsibility) surrounding data and data systems.  Her research explores different aspects of trust through ethnographic case studies, develops conceptual models of trust that help in understanding a research agenda for developing trusted data systems, and develops practitioner guidelines for creating trusted data systems. She approaches the development of socio-technical systems from a human perspective, applying an understanding of how people come to trust one another in the real world towards understanding how to design systems that people trust.


Bran is appointed through the Data Science Institute and jointly appointed to both the School of Computing and Communication (50%) and the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts design group ImaginationLancaster (50%). Her background is multidisciplinary, spanning the psychology, sociology, anthropology, and design, and her PhD is in Digital Innovation.

Current Teaching

SCC.412 Advanced HCI 2

LICA.341 Design Directions

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