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Department of Management

Dr Pamela Varley

Dr Pamela Varley

Senior Research Impact Fellow




Pamela joined the Initiative in the Digital Economy (INDEX) in 2023, and is focussed particularly on harnessing the impact of research emerging from the Defence Data Research Centre (DDRC).

Prior to this, Pamela led an applied research unit at the University of Plymouth, delivering specialist research and evaluation services for public, private and third sector organisations.


  • BSocSc (University College Dublin)
  • MSc Social Research Methods (London School of Economics and Political Science)
  • PhD Sustainable Digital Neighbourhoods (University of Plymouth)
  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

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Research interests

  • Impact measurement, systems change, and learning capture
  • Translating insight into action, and the promotion of evidence-informed practice
  • Digital transformation, and the social impacts of new technologies

Research projects

Defence Data Research Centre (DDRC) project, funded by Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl)

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