Andrew McHugh

Andrew McHugh

Senior Data Science Manager

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As Senior Data Science Manager, Andrew is responsible for the development, management and implementation of the data services, data collections and IT strategy of UBDC. He joined the Centre in March 2016.

Before that Andrew was the Centre Manager for CREATe, the RCUK Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy. In this role he provided project leadership across seven University partners, overseeing several innovations in data development and visualisation, online media and communications and internal project management. Before that he established specialisms in issues associated with research data management, digital curation and digital preservation with high profile roles in projects such as the Digital Curation Centre (funded by JISC), 3D Coform (EU FP7) and Planets (EU FP6). Among his most notable contributions were the development of metrics and standards to support the audit and certification of data repositories, including DRAMBORA and ISO 16363. Andrew completed his PhD in Computing Science in 2016, developing a risk-based ontology supporting the preservation of data.

Although driven by an interest in technology, Andrew is extremely sensitive to the importance of legal, social and cultural issues that inform IT systems and data, and this is reflected in his career to date and his approach to technical problems.