Wasim Ahmed, a first year PhD student at the Information School and member of the Health Informatics Research Group, has recently been featured in a White Rose Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) newsletter in the White Rose DTC PhD Researchers In The News section. The newsletter highlights Wasim’s recent impact activities such as his LSE impact blog post, his very successful research blog and his management of both the @iFutures2015 and the @DataPowerConf Twitter accounts, including the moderation of a Twitter chat which was a first for a University conference.
The feature highlights Wasim’s membership of the ‘New Social Media New Social Science’ network, and his management of the @NSMNSS Twitter account which has over 3,600 strong followers comprised of researchers across disciplines from around the world. The newsletter also acknowledges collaborations Wasim has set up with researchers across continents from Europe, the Americas, and Australia which have generated positive impact for both the Information School, and the University of Sheffield more widely.
Wasim is currently a beta tester for a number of industry-based and freemium applications for social media research, and his PhD research centres on understanding how these tools can be used to provide insight into health i.e. specific health conditions or Twitter accounts, such as the Foods Standards Agency. Wasim is extremely grateful for the continued support from his research group, led by Professor Peter Bath.
The full newsletter can be found here.