Dr Yuwei Lin

Course Leader Media, UCA Farnham

Academic, School of Film Media and Performing Arts

Dr Yuwei Lin leads our BA (Hons) Media & Creative Writing, BA (Hons) Media & Communications and MA Media Communication courses at UCA Farnham. Yuwei has convened and taught across a number of different undergraduate and postgraduate media courses.

Before joining UCA in 2013 Yuwei lectured on future media in the School of Arts and Media at Salford University, acting as programme leader for MA Social Media and BSc (Hons) Computer and Video Games.

Yuwei graduated with a BA (Hons) Economics from the National Taiwan University before completing her PhD study at the University of York. She then worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Business School at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, investigating organisational dynamics in virtual communities (2005-6), and Research Associate in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Manchester, investigating new technologies for e-Social Science (2006-9).

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Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy

Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy:

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2011).



Editorial reviewer for a number of journals in different fields, including:

New Media and Society, Sociology, Current Sociology, Organisation Studies, Information, Communication and Society (iCS), Journal of Information Technology and Politics, Science Studies,  Information Technology and People, Future Generation Computer Systems, RGS Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, M/C Journal, the Journal of Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW); international conferences, including the International Communication Association (ICA), Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA), The European Academy of Management (EURAM), Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR), European Sociological Association's Annual conference, EASST, 4S, e-Social Science, International Conference on Organisational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities (OLKC), International Conference on Information Systems, WorldCIST; book proposals for Routledge, Palgrave, Sage; funding proposals for European COST ACTION.

Yuwei has served on a number of international conference programme committees (e.g. WorldCIST 2015, 2016, AoIR 2012).

Participating member of the EU COST ACTION network IS0906 “Transforming Audiences, Transforming Societies” (2012-14).

Awards, Grants and Commisions:

2014-15  “The Secret Life of a Weather Datum”, funded by AHRC under 'Digital Transformations Big Data' Scheme. Research Grant, Large Grants, 01/01/14-31/03/15, 15 months. Grant: £99,325 (co-I; PI: Dr. Jo Bates, University of Sheffield) (Grant Ref: AH/L009978/1)

2014  Short-term Scientific Mission 'Gender Dynamics in Voluntary Geographical Information Systems'. Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria. COST Action European Network Exploring Research into Geospatial Information Crowdsourcing: software and methodologies for harnessing geographic information from the crowd (ENERGIC). 2,500EUR.

2013-14  'An Ethnography of the Opening Up of the UCA Animations Archive', Research Fund, University for the Creative Arts / HEFCE. Principal Investigator. Grant: £1,500.

2013  Travel Grant from the Italian Society of Science and Technology Studies to attend the Innovation Festival at Bolzano, 26-27 September 2013. (150EUR)

2012-13  “Creation and Evaluation of An Archive of Computer and Video Games for Learning and Teaching Purposes”; funded by the Higher Education Academy under the scheme “Individual Teaching Development Grant”, Principal Investigator, Grant: £7,000.

2012 “Digital Opera Audience Engagement”; Arts Council England (Grants for the Arts) £9,950, Grant number: 20875833 (named participant, PI: Alan E. Williams)

2010-2012 “The Social Life of Open Data”. Vice-Chancellor's Early Career Research Scholarship 2010/11. University of Salford. Principal Investigator. Grant: £2,000.
2011  “Maxamundo – Realising Locative Media”; AM&SS Research and Innovation Strategic Fund (RISF), University of Salford, UK (HEFCE). Co-investigator (PI: Mick Lockwood). Grant: £6,000.

2009-2010  “Innovation in digital media content creation and consumption – A case study on BBC Backstage”. AM&SS Research and Innovation Strategic Fund (RISF), University of Salford, UK (HEFCE). Principal Investigator. Grant: £7,000.

2008-2009 “Using Text Mining for Frame Analysis of Media Content”, JISC-funded, 01 Feb 2008 – 31 July 2009 (18 months), 180,000 GBP, in collaboration with ESRC Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change (CRESC) and National Centre for Text Mining. (named participant in the proposal and Project Manager)

2008-2009 “The use and relevance of web 2.0 tools for researchers”, commissioned by the Research Information Network (RIN), 90,000 GBP (named participant in the proposal).

2007-2008 “Social and Ethical Issues in Developing and Implementing e-Research and e-Health Technologies ”, British Academy and Taiwan National Science Council International Collaboration Project, Principal Investigator. Grant: £8,000. (Principal Investigator)}

2007-2008 “A Comparative Study on Uptake of Grid Technologies in e-Social Science in the UK and Taiwan”. British Academy and Taiwanese National Science Council joint funding for international collaboration (named participant in the award, PIs: Dr. Alex Voss at the University of Manchester and Dr. Simon Lin at the Academia Sinica Grid Centre, Taiwan) (8,000 GBP).  

2008  Microsoft CITASA Port  25 Award (US$750 honorarium) and Keynote speaker at the Communication and Information technologies Section of the American Sociological Association Workshop, 31 July 2008, Boston.

Guest editor of three special issues:

2007 – Science Studies.
Special issue on 'Socio-technical Dynamics in the Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) Social World'. Vol. 20(2)

2006 – Knowledge, Technology, and Policy.
Special issue on 'Social, Economic and Legal issues about Free/Libre OpenSource Software Development'  Vol. 18(4)

2004 – First Monday. Special issue on 'Free/Libre Open Source Software'. Vol. 9 November 

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