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British Academy Fellowship for Salford academic

Tuesday 15 August 2017

DR DAVID Kreps has been awarded a prestigious Mid-Career Fellowship from the British Academy.

The Fellowships allow academics to focus on a major piece of research and to communicate their work to a wider audience. 

New Mid-Career Fellows are recognised as excellent communicators and ‘champions’ in their field, as well as for their distinguished publication record. Award holders are typically within 15 years of their doctorate.

Dr Kreps, former Director of the Information Systems, Organisations and Society Research Centre and now senior lecturer at the University of Salford Business School, will use the opportunity to complete research into the digital experience.

He said: “This is a great honour for me and will allow me to complete a significant piece of research. The project examines personal experience of everyday digital tasks - paying a bill online, playing a digital game, receiving smartphone messages - and also new tasks such as tagging photographs, and experiencing people being recognised (or not) in photographs by software.

“The Fellowship will provide the opportunity for me to complete research on digital experience, prepare a book for submission and hold a workshop for academics and practitioners to discuss the notion of an Information Systems ‘Event', so this is a great boost for me.”

Mid-Career Fellows will take up their awards in autumn 2017 for a period of up to 12 months. 

View a list of the Mid-Career Fellowships awarded in 2017. 

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Sam Wood

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