Newcastle University Academic Track Fellowships NUAcT

Data and Digital

Data and Digital

Now closed for applications

We are looking to grow our Data and Digital research in distinctive and innovative ways and welcome candidates from across (and between) all disciplines related to this area. 

Our NUAcT Fellowships in this area will galvanise and build research momentum across the University around a number of different opportunity areas, embedding Fellows into a supportive multidisciplinary environment, which includes the following Newcastle University Centres of Research Excellence: Cyber Security and Resilience, Autonomous Systems, Transformative Neuroscience, Heritage, Children and Youth, Rare Diseases, Ageing and Inequalities, and Researching Cities. The newly created, multidisciplinary School X will invite all NUAcT Fellows to come together and explore ideas for inter-disciplinary and cross-sector collaborations.

If your expertise and passion lie in generating and/or using large and complex data sets; digital methodologies; resilience and security; the Digital Humanities; financial technology; data science in biology and the biomedical sciences; the development of, and citizen engagement with, digital technologies; policy for the digital environment; or the challenges of digitalisation and democracy; we’d love to hear from you.

We are welcoming applications aligned to our Data and Digital theme in the following opportunity areas:

Data and Digital at Newcastle University

Newcastle University leads the National Innovation Centre for Data and is also a member of the Alan Turing Institute. We host the UK Research Institute in Trustworthy Industrial Control Systems, together with the Digital Institute, Open Lab, The PETRAS National Centre of Excellence for loT Systems, Cybersecurity, and the Policy Academy.

Our £58 million Urban Sciences Building is a living lab, containing many common ‘smart’ building systems and the Urban Observatory, the largest set of publicly available real time urban data in the UK. The rural dimension is represented by NU Farms and the National Innovation Centre for Rural Enterprise (NICRE). NICRE undertakes research, innovation projects and policy evaluation to unlock the economic potential of rural enterprise and communities. We are also training the next generation of data scientists through the Centre for Doctoral Training in Geospatial Systems and the Centre for Doctoral Training in Cloud Computing for Big Data. Our Arts and Humanities and Social Science researchers are ensuring that the socio-technical-material composition of these areas is considered, as well as the socio-political opportunities, challenges and consequences that come with these developments.

The application window for this theme is now closed.