Shaun Lawson

shaun.lawson@northumbria.ac.uk | Visiting Professor

Shaun Lawson

Shaun Lawson is Professor of Social Computing at Northumbria University. He recently joined Northumbria after leading the Lincoln Social Computing (LiSC) research centre for a number of years; he was the UK’s first appointed Professor of Social Computing. His research primarily explores the use and significance of social media, and other digital services, in people’s lives and he has conducted applied work in areas such as health and wellbeing, politics and activism, and sustainability. His current focus is on the convergence of broadcast and social media in political and societal context and on how technology is used is support mental health, wellbeing and social support and cohesion.


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