Technology and Society at Surrey

Spotlights and showcases from the University of Surrey's Strategic Research Theme Technology and Society

Using Data to Improve Healthcare.

Dr Agnieszka Lemanska, School of Health Sciences. Agz’s research focuses on using information collected within routinely recorded data to improve health of people affected by cancer (e.g. data recorded in primary care when patients visit their GP or a nurse). This data is analysed to obtain specific information and answer important research questions. For example in […]


Digital Citizen Engagement.

Prof. Nishanth Sastry, Computer Science. Prof. Nishanth Sastry has been working with the UK Parliament on digital citizen engagement. Working with the Director of Research at the House of Commons Library, Prof. Sastry and his student have identified patterns in how MPs and citizens talk to each other online on Twitter. Interestingly, they find a pattern […]


Youth Sexual Cultures

Dr Emily Setty, Department of Sociology Emily’s research focuses on young people’s contemporary youth sexual cultures, particularly within digital contexts. Emily conducted her doctoral research on digital sexual image sharing among young people, and her recent book ‘Risk and Harm in Youth Sexting Culture: Young People’s Perspectives’ argues for a contextualised, rights-based approach to understanding […]


The Next Generation Paper Project

David Frohlich, Director of Digital World Research Centre The Next Generation Paper (NGP) project is attempting to define two new generations of paper with interactive links to digital information and the web. This leads to a paper-and-screen reading experience with augmented books (‘a-books’), rather than reading either printed (p-books) or electronic books (e-books).  Second generation […]


Technology and Society: Inviting Early Career Scholars into the University’s New Strategic Research Theme

Dr Ranjana Das wrote this post for the Doctoral College Newsletter where it can be accessed on this link. In August 2020, the University of Surrey kicked off The Technology and Society Theme – a cutting-edge blend of Surrey research on the societal consequences of new and emerging technologies, critically interrogating the potentials, possibilities, ethics and […]


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