Susan Halford

Susan Halford is a Geographer by training, has been a Sociologist for the past 25 years and over the past decade has worked across the social and engineering sciences with a research focus on the politics of digital data and infrastructures. As Professor of Sociology at the University of Southampton until December 2018, she was a founding Director of the Web Science Institute where she also co-directed the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Web Science. In 2019 Susan joined the University of Bristol as Professor of Sociology and founding co-Director of the Bristol Digital Futures Institute, which will be a central part of the University’s new Temple Quarter innovation campus. Susan is a member of the UKRI Digital Economy Programme Board, the International Social Media and Society Board Programme and advises the ESRC on New and Emerging forms of Data. She is a Fellow of the UK Academy of Social Sciences and the Royal Society of Arts and is currently President of the British Sociological Association 2018-20.