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Marina Jirotka appointed as ESRC's National Strategic Deputy Director of e-Social Science.


Two e-research specialists have been appointed by the Economic and Social Research Council as part of a programme to maximise the use of e-technologies by social scientists. David De Roure, professor of computer science at the University of Southampton, takes on the position of national strategic director of e-social science. Marina Jirotka, reader in requirements engineering at the University of Oxford, is the new deputy director of the programme. Professor De Roure and Dr Jirotka will be expected to draw on national and international e-social science initiatives to develop a plan for exploiting the technologies within the social sciences in the UK. Click here to read the Times Higher Education article online.