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Sharon Bolton

Data Curation Manager

Email:sharonb  add @essex.ac.uk
Tel:+44(0)1206 873951
Address:UK Data Archive
University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park
Colchester
Essex
CO4 3SQ
Job description

Sharon, a data scientist, manages the Ingest Services function of the UK Data Service. She oversees all aspects of ingest processing and related metadata creation and ensures that a smooth and efficient service is maintained. Sharon works closely with the Collections Development, User Support and Access teams to ensure a smooth workflow and integrated seamless user experience. She is responsible for the planning and development of ingest services at the UK Data Service and undertakes research to develop and improve new ingest processing tools.

Research interests

Sharon completed her Ph.D. in Sociology (Criminology) at the University of Essex in 2005. Her research interests include: the collection of crime data and related methodological concepts, community crime prevention and the concept of 'active citizenship', the role of voluntary groups in local Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships, and late modern criminological theory.

Committee membership
  • Member, British Society of Criminology
  • Member, Centre for Crime and Justice Studies
  • Member, British Sociological Association
Publications
  • Bolton, S. and Woollard, M. (2010) 'Strengthening data security: an holistic approach', IASSIST Quarterly, 32. Retrieved July 29, 2010, from http://www.iassistdata.org/downloads/iqvol321_4bolton.pdf
  • Kneeshaw, J. and Bolton,S. (2006) 'Cohort Support Project: NSHD', Consultants' report to the MRC, University of Essex

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