Meet the team

Meet the Digital Futures team.

  • Professor Chris Taylor

    Professor Chris Taylor

    Director

    Professor Taylor is Associate Vice President for Digital and Innovation at The University of Manchester, with over fifteen years of experience at the forefront of health informatics in the UK.

  • Sarah Barton

    Sarah Barton

    Strategy and Operations Manager

    Sarah’s role as Strategy and Operations Manager is to support the Associate Vice President for Digital Futures in developing and delivering the Digital Futures strategy, and to lead the Digital Futures team.

  • Matthew Harrison

    Matthew Harrison

    IDSAI Manager and Turing Liaison Manager

    Matthew is Manager of the Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (IDSAI) and Liaison Manager with the Turing Institute.

  • Seonaid Lafferty

    Seonaid Lafferty

    Greater Manchester Cyber Foundry Project Manager

    Seonaid project manages the Greater Manchester Cyber Foundry project.

  • Lauren Mullan

    Lauren Mullan

    Communications and Engagement Coordinator

    Lauren provides comprehensive support in the development, planning, and delivery of events and activities that deepen our engagement with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Orla Burden

    Orla Burden

    Communications and Engagement Coordinator 

    Orla provides comprehensive support in the development, planning, and delivery of events and activities that deepen our engagement with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Phil Wallace

    Phil Wallace

    Communications and Engagement Coordinator 

  • Leda Channer

    Leda Channer

    Communications and Engagement Coordinator 

  • An open-plan co-working space with desks.

    Sibia Akhtar

    Events, Projects and Communications Support Intern

    Sibia provides events, projects and communications support, maintaining and developing communication, events and administration activities.

  • Kitty Lo

    Kitty Lo

    Events, Projects & Communications Support Intern