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Leigh Garrett

Director, Centre for Digital Scholarship, Library and Student Services

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Research Statement

Leigh’s research interests lie in the collection, curation, discoverability, engagement, preservation and sustainability of digital assets in the visual arts, specifically regarding their application to support and enhance learning, teaching and research. Research methods vary but he has a particular interest in the Delphi Technique which is a structured method that can be successfully utilised to elicit expert opinion on complex, subjective issues.

Since his appointment in April 2009 as Director of the Visual Arts Data Service (VADS), a Research Centre of the University Library at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA), Leigh has led number of internal and external projects with a combined value of more than one million pounds. As well as securing funding, he has also worked towar


Research Interests

  • Visual arts
  • Digital collections
  • Research repositories
  • Digital sustainability

Currently on the Approved Supervisor’s RegisterYes

Research Grants and Awards

Visual Arts Data Skills for Researchers (2013-2014; AHRC)
2012 iTrace (JISC)
2011-2013 - Kaptur (JISC).
2011-2012 - Spot the Difference! (JISC).
2011-2012 - eNova (JISC).
2010-2012 - KULTIVATE (JISC).
2010-2011 - Look Here! (JISC).
2009 - Digital Imagery II (ADM HEA).
2009 - Digital Imagery (JISC).

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