Digital Research Specialist,
Timothy Hill is the Digital Research Specialist for the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Prior to joining the Digital Research team at the University of Nottingham, Timothy Hill had built up seventeen years’ experience as a developer and software engineer for research and academic institutions, working on projects ranging from a collaborative platform for editing papyrus fragments to digital tools for training counsellors and psychiatrists. Most recently he acted as Search Engineer for the Europeana Foundation, working on information-retrieval (IR) problems for cultural heritage institutions across the EU and beyond. His current focus at the macro-level is how digital techniques can address the decline in research outputs observable over the past few decades; most immediately, he is interested in the role of Open Science and Open Data publishing in mitigating or reversing that trend.
Timothy Hill holds a PhD in Classics from Royal Holloway College, University of London. His thesis, Ambitiosa Mors: Suicide and the Self in Roman Thought and Literature, was published by Routledge in 2004.