Arran L. Ridley

Arran L. Ridley


I am a PhD Candidate at the School of Media and Communication and I commenced my research on 1 February 2017.

I am currently working on a White Rose/ESRC funded project entitled 'Measuring Visualisation Engagement' as part of the Seeing Data project.

I presented my research at the ECREA Digital Communication and Culture conference in Brighton in November 2017. I also attended the Digital Methods Summer School in 2017, from which I am now working on a research paper based upon a team project undertaken there. Following this, alongside, Dr. Helen Thornham, Dr. Chris Birchall, Dr. Joanne Armitage and Dr. Tom Jackson, I delivered a series of workshops entittled Break, Hack, Wreck in the summer of 2017.

Research Experience



  • 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)