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Dr Sian Joel-Edgar

Dr Sian Joel-Edgar

Associate Research Fellow in Heath Service Research - ISR

6471


Building:One, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4ST, UK

Sian Joel-Edgar joined the Innovation and Service Research group in 2012 after gaining her PhD in the application of social science techniques to understand and develop creative technologies within a design studio. Prior to completing her PhD, Sian worked as a Creative Industries analyst for the University of the Arts, London, as a research assistant on two EU projects at Dundee University and as an I.T consultant with Logica.

Nationality: British

Qualifications

  • BA, Liverpool
  • MSc, East Anglia
  • PhD, Napier, Edinburgh

Research

Research interests

  • The application of contextual observations and ethnographic methodologies to system processes
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Creative Industries (in particular design and computing)
  • Design and development of creative technologies

Sian is interested in the fusion of methodologies to understand systems, process and how people interact. In particular how contextual observation techniques can be coupled with Social Network Analysis to research questions surrounding group dynamics at play within organisations.

Sian is also interested in understanding creativity as a social construct. This encompasses comprehending the industrial context in which creativity occurs, appreciating the role of technology in the creative process, and the design and development of creative software.

Research projects

Currently, Sian is investigating 24/7 health care provision at Torbay Hospital. She is using contextual observations to Value Stream Map the current flow of NHS emergency admissions and assessment in order to propose future state maps that best serve the hospital and its patients.

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Joel-Edgar S, Mould O (In Press). Knowledge networks of 'buzz' in London's Advertising Industry: a Social Network Analysis approach’. Area, 42(3), 281-292. Abstract.
Joel-Edgar S (2010). A social network analysis approach to a social model of the creative industries: the design sub-sector’. Creative Industries Journal, 2(2), 191-201.

Chapters

Joel-Edgar S, Rodgers P (2012). A Network Theory Approach to Studying Professional Software Designers’ Conversations: an Exploratory Study. In Van De Hoek A (Ed) Software Designers in Action, Irvine: University of California.

Conferences

Joel-Edgar S, Smyth R, Rodgers P (In Press). Supporting design communities: Designers’ Perspectives. Engineering and Product Design Education Conference.
Joel-Edgar S, Linna P, Aramo-Immonen H, Saari M, Turunen J, Jussila J, Huhtala M (2015). Assessment of Social Media Skills Among Vocational Teachers in Finland. Edulearn. 6th Jul - 8th May 2015.
Joel-Edgar S, Saari M, Turunen J, Linna P, Aramo-Immonen H, Huhtala M (2015). Explorative study of teaching programming to vocational teachers in Finland. Edulearn 15. 6th - 8th Jul 2015.
Joel-Edgar S, Lui K (2015). Social Network Analysis and the Creative Industries: searching for similarities between creative domains. Social Network Analysis and the Creative Industries: searching for similarities between creative domains. 23rd Jun - 26th May 2015.
Joel-Edgar S (2014). Online visual evaluation: the social network of design students viewing the work of their peers. European Conference of Social Network Analysis. 1st - 4th Jul 2014. Abstract.
Joel-Edgar S, Williams M (2014). Using Value Stream Mapping to understand service design in healthcare: observing variation in an Emergency Department. International Symposium on Healthcare. 16th Aug - 20th Sep 2014.
Joel-Edgar S (2007). The social network of peer appraisal in an undergraduate design studio. Applications of Social Network Analysis. 13th - 15th Sep 2007.

Reports

Joel-Edgar S, Williams M (In Press). A report on self-presenters (excluding SWAST entry) to the Torbay A&E department. South Devon and Torbay Clinical Commissioning Group.
Joel-Edgar S, Pinkney J, Byng R, Rance S, Benger J, Brant H, Swancutt D, Westlake D (In Press). How can frontline expertise and new models of care best contribute to safely reducing avoidable acute medical admissions. NIHR.
Joel-Edgar S, Cordoso E, Carnicero L, Dempster A, Kai L, Mould O, Pessana S, Roodhouse S (2008). A report on the Design subsector in London. Creative Industries Observatory, University of the Arts,  UAL, London.

Publications by year


In Press

Joel-Edgar S, Williams M (In Press). A report on self-presenters (excluding SWAST entry) to the Torbay A&E department. South Devon and Torbay Clinical Commissioning Group.
Joel-Edgar S, Pinkney J, Byng R, Rance S, Benger J, Brant H, Swancutt D, Westlake D (In Press). How can frontline expertise and new models of care best contribute to safely reducing avoidable acute medical admissions. NIHR.
Joel-Edgar S, Mould O (In Press). Knowledge networks of 'buzz' in London's Advertising Industry: a Social Network Analysis approach’. Area, 42(3), 281-292. Abstract.
Joel-Edgar S, Smyth R, Rodgers P (In Press). Supporting design communities: Designers’ Perspectives. Engineering and Product Design Education Conference.

2015

Joel-Edgar S, Linna P, Aramo-Immonen H, Saari M, Turunen J, Jussila J, Huhtala M (2015). Assessment of Social Media Skills Among Vocational Teachers in Finland. Edulearn. 6th Jul - 8th May 2015.
Joel-Edgar S, Saari M, Turunen J, Linna P, Aramo-Immonen H, Huhtala M (2015). Explorative study of teaching programming to vocational teachers in Finland. Edulearn 15. 6th - 8th Jul 2015.
Joel-Edgar S, Lui K (2015). Social Network Analysis and the Creative Industries: searching for similarities between creative domains. Social Network Analysis and the Creative Industries: searching for similarities between creative domains. 23rd Jun - 26th May 2015.

2014

Joel-Edgar S (2014). Online visual evaluation: the social network of design students viewing the work of their peers. European Conference of Social Network Analysis. 1st - 4th Jul 2014. Abstract.
Joel-Edgar S, Williams M (2014). Using Value Stream Mapping to understand service design in healthcare: observing variation in an Emergency Department. International Symposium on Healthcare. 16th Aug - 20th Sep 2014.

2012

Joel-Edgar S, Rodgers P (2012). A Network Theory Approach to Studying Professional Software Designers’ Conversations: an Exploratory Study. In Van De Hoek A (Ed) Software Designers in Action, Irvine: University of California.

2010

Joel-Edgar S (2010). A social network analysis approach to a social model of the creative industries: the design sub-sector’. Creative Industries Journal, 2(2), 191-201.

2008

Joel-Edgar S, Cordoso E, Carnicero L, Dempster A, Kai L, Mould O, Pessana S, Roodhouse S (2008). A report on the Design subsector in London. Creative Industries Observatory, University of the Arts,  UAL, London.

2007

Joel-Edgar S (2007). The social network of peer appraisal in an undergraduate design studio. Applications of Social Network Analysis. 13th - 15th Sep 2007.

Modules

2016/17

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