Dr Jo Bates
Senior Lecturer in Information Politics and Policy
BA (Keele), MA (Nottingham), MA (Manchester Metropolitan), PhD (Manchester Metropolitan)
I co-ordinate and teach two core modules in the School: ‘Data and Society’ on our MSc Data Science and ‘Digital Media and Society’ – an innovative 40-credit UG module that is part of the Faculty of Social Science’s new Digital Media and Society degree that I developed with Prof Helen Kennedy in Sociological Studies.
I am also deputy programme co-ordinator for the MSc Data Science, and in my role a Postgraduate Research Co-Director I run the School’s Doctoral Training in Information Studies module.
My teaching is research-led and is focused on the development of students’ critical understanding of the social drivers and impacts of emergent data and media practices.
I use a variety of traditional and innovative teaching methods to help students engage with their learning, including making significant use of digital technologies.
I have received a number of teaching grants including a £1500 grant to work collaboratively with international students to produce four teaching case studies about internet use in different countries around the world.
I have presented work on my Data Science teaching at Data Power 2017.
I completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in 2014, and I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Authority.