Professor Bran Knowles

Professor of Sociotechnical Systems

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.


01/12/2022 → 31/05/2023
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01/10/2022 → 31/03/2025
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12/08/2022 → 11/08/2025
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01/09/2021 → 28/02/2025
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01/08/2021 → 30/06/2022
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01/10/2020 → 30/09/2025
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01/03/2020 → 31/03/2020
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01/02/2020 → 31/01/2024
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01/01/2019 → 31/10/2020
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01/11/2017 → 31/10/2018
Other


01/09/2017 → 31/08/2019
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01/02/2016 → 31/01/2019
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29/04/2013 → 31/12/2014
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Participation in workshop, seminar, course


Participation in workshop, seminar, course


Participation in workshop, seminar, course


Participation in conference -Mixed Audience


Publication peer-review


Participation in workshop, seminar, course


Participation in workshop, seminar, course


Participation in workshop, seminar, course


Participation in conference -Mixed Audience


Participation in workshop, seminar, course


Participation in conference -Mixed Audience


Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

  • Centre of Excellence in Environmental Data Science
  • DSI - Society
  • HighWire Doctoral Training Centre
  • SCC (Pervasive Systems)