Research

Support for students

Support for students
Support for students

EFI funds student research through our Student Research Projects scheme. These awards aim to support our student community working on ambitious and multidisciplinary projects that can contribute to knowledge and capacity building in Data Driven Innovation across the City of Edinburgh and beyond.

Student awards and projects 2020/2021


This year, the panel agreed to support ten interdisciplinary and innovative projects across all the three Colleges. The selected projects reflect EFI’s ethos with data-rich and challenge-led proposals that include co-design of the research questions and/or co-create the final outputs with external partners, including industry, the public sector and the wider community. They also relate to EFI’s key research programmes (Ethics of Data and Artificial Intelligence, Critical Infrastructure, CreativeTech, FinTech and financial services, Data Civics and the future of public services).

The ten student awardees for 2020/2021 are from different schools and disciplines. Read our news story about the student awards here.

  • Pushpi Bagchi (Edinburgh College of Art) – Shaping Transnational Education Landscapes: A Service Design Workshop
  • Sarah Bennett (Edinburgh College of Art) – AI Ethics and Society Edinburgh: Building Community in the Pandemic
  • James Besse (School of Social and Political Sciences) – Creating an Evidence Base for Harm Arising from the EU Settlement Scheme
  • Ryan Bowler (Design Informatics) – Communicating health uncertainty in social planning
  • Benedetta Catanzariti (School of Social and Political Sciences) – Hidden Humans in the Loop: Unpacking Societal Challenges in the Curation of Facial Recognition Datasets
  • Anu Choudhury (School of Economics) – Examining negative health outcomes among ethnic minorities through the lens of income differences: an analysis of UK Biobank Data
  • Georgia Gardner (Edinburgh College of Art) – Corporeal Critique of Sites of Social Reproduction: How can we Harness Choreography to Re-assess the Notion of Normal?
  • Hannah Imlach (School of Geosciences) – Moth Kota: a sculpture to attract both humans and moths
  • Jill Steel (Moray House School of Education and Sports) – Online Reading to Dogs: A feasibility study
  • Jack Suitor (School of Biological Science) – Engineering Bacteria to Transform Toxic Pollution into Textiles
  • Details of past awards and projects can be found in our news story on the 2019/21 Student Awards.

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