In our first session of 2023, we welcome Hen Wilkinson, Research Fellow at the University of Bristol. She will lead an interactive session presenting how data viz was used to analyse shifts in energy during group discussion, and what we can learn to help with our own data visualisation.
Tuesday 7th February, 3-4pm
Room G.11, Fry Building, Woodland Road, University of Bristol (view map)
Hybrid talk – Hen will be joining us remotely but we encourage you to join us in-person if you can
This talk presents an early-stage methodology for which emerged from empirical PhD research at the University of Bristol. The visualisations resulted from a transdisciplinary team of social scientist, data scientist and graphic design and formed part of the analysis process rather than simply presenting results. This talk presents the outputs and discusses the research into design/aesthetics that lies behind the final visualisation.
Since training as an accredited mediator in the 1990s, Hen has been working on how to creatively engage with conflict, difference and divide within teams, organisations and local communities. In 2001, this led to the formation of Community Resolve, and 15 years later she was funded by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council to review and reflect on that work. Her funded PhD was followed by ESRC postdoc funding as a senior research associate at the JGI. Hen currently holds a Researcher-in-Residence post with REPHRAIN (a national hub for addressing online harms) and works on the emerging field of peacetech as a Research Fellow at the JGI.