Susan Halford

Susan Halford

Professor of Sociology, University of Bristol, UK

Susan 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 computational sciences to 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 co-Director of the newly established 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, of the UK Cabinet Office Digital Government Partnership and the International Social Media and Society Board Programme. 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.