Arran L. Ridley

Arran L. Ridley


Arran is a  PhD Candidate at the School of Media and Communication who commenced his research on 1st February 2017. He is currently working on a White Rose/ESRC funded project entitled 'Measuring Visualisation Engagement' as part of the Seeing Data project. He presented his research at the ECREA Digital Communication and Culture conference in Brighton in November 2017. He attended the Digital Methods Summer School in 2017 from which he is now working on a research paper based upon a team project undertaken there. He, alongside, Dr. Helen Thornham, Dr. Chris Birchall, Dr. Joanne Armitage and Dr. Tom Jackson, delivered a series of workshops entittled 'Break, Hack, Wreck' in the summer of 2017.

Research Experience

2017 - . ESRC White Rose DTC Network Postgraduate Studentship, University of Leeds, Seeing Data: 'Relating to Data Through Visualisation'

2016. Research Assistant, UNDP & University of Warwick, Visualizing Adaptation Experience


2018. Teaching Assistant, COMM2777 Working in Digital Media Teams, School of Media and Communication, University of Leeds

2016. Sessional Lecturer, IM921 Visualisation, Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies, University of Warwick


2017 - 2018. PGR Representative, School of Media and Communication, University of Leeds

2018 -. White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership (WRDTP) Pathway Student Representative (University of Leeds)

Research Groups

Visualisation Network, Digital Cultures Research Group and the Critical Data Studies Group.

Research interests

Big Data, Critical Data Studies, Data Visualisation, Data Justice, Data Art, Infographics, Visual Communication, Design Studies, UI/UX Studies, HCI


  • BA (hons) Animation (University for the Creative Arts)
  • MA Digital Media and Culture (University of Warwick)