I am a Research Associate with the Rights Lab's Slavery Observatory project. My research interests span Geography (including Web GIS, cartography, spatial cognition and knowledge construction, health geography) and Human-Computer Interaction (from applied aspects such as user-centred design, usability engineering and design practice, to cognitive aspects including sense- and decision-making, information visualisation and affective interaction design), especially as it applies to geographical and so-called "Big" data. I am especially interested in the boundary between amateur and professional, and human and machine, capabilities.
From 2015-2017, I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with Nottingham Geospatial Institute (NGI), University of Nottingham, involved in the development of an online Citizen Science project to identify and classify changes on the surface of Mars. The research received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme FP7 (2007 - 2013) under grant agreement no 607379: www.i-mars.eu
Wardlaw, J., Sprinks, J., Houghton, R., Muller, J-P., Sidiropoulos, P., Bamford, S. and Marsh, S. (2018) Comparing experts and novices in Martian surface feature change detection and identification, International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 64, pp. 354-364. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jag.2017.05.014.
Sprinks, J., Wardlaw, J., Houghton, R., Bamford, S., and Morley, J. (2017) Task Workflow Design and its impact on performance and volunteers’ subjective preference in Virtual Citizen Science. Int. J. of Human-Computer Studies, 104, 50-63. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhcs.2017.03.003.
Wardlaw, J., Cox, A.L. and Haklay, M. (2013) Adaptation of Method-resources Between Projects: A Case Study From a Dynamic and Complex Work Domain. Law, E.C., Hvannberg, E.T., Vermeeren A.P.O.S., Cockton, G. and Jokela, T. (eds.) Proceedings of CHI 2013 Workshop “Made for Sharing: HCI Stories of Transfer, Triumph and Tragedy, pp. 4-9.
Skarlatidou, A., Wardlaw, J., Haklay, M. and Cheng, T. (2011) Understanding the influence of specific Web GIS attributes in the formation of non-experts’ trust perceptions. Ruas, A. (ed.) Advances in Cartography and GIScience. Volume 1. Selection from ICC 2011, Paris. Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography. Springer Berlin, pp. 219-238. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-19143-5_13
Jones, S., Wardlaw, J., Carolan, M. and Crouch, S. (2011) Modelling catchment areas for acute providers: a case study. Health Care Management Science, 14(3), pp. 253-261. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10729-011-9154-y.Farr, M., Wardlaw, J. and Jones, C. (2008) Tackling health inequalities using geodemographics: a social marketing approach. Int. J. Market Research, 50(4), pp. 449-468.
Wardlaw, J., Jackson, B., Foody, G.M., Boyd, D.S., and Marsh, S. (2018) Designing a Crowdsourcing Project for Processing of Remotely Sensed Data. American Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing Annual Conference, Denver, USA.
Sprinks, J., Wardlaw, J., Houghton, R., Bamford, S. and Marsh, S. (2016) Better the Martian you know? Trust in the crowd vs. trust in the machine when using a Martian Citizen Science platform. Division for Planetary Sciences/European Planetary Science Congress (DPS/EPSC), Pasadena, USA.
Houghton, R., Wardlaw, J., Sprinks, J., Giordano, M., Bamford, S. and Marsh, S. (2016) Martian Factors: A Systems Ergonomics Approach To Citizen Science. Human Factors in Complex Systems Conference, University of Nottingham, UK.
Wardlaw, J., Sprinks, J., Houghton, R., Bamford, S., Morley, J. and Marsh, S. (2015) iMars: Crowd-Sourced Analysis of Imagery for Geological Change on Mars. Annual Meeting of the Geological Remote Sensing Group, Frascati, Italy.
Sprinks, J. Houghton, R., Bamford, S., Morley, J. and Wardlaw, J. (2015) Is that a Crater? Designing Citizen Science Platforms for the Volunteer and to Improve Results. EPSC, Nantes, France.
Wardlaw, J., Haklay, M. and Cox, A.L. (2014) Inside the ‘Big Data’ Factory: Lessons from Health Informatics. The Sixth ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems, Rome, Italy. Workshop: HCI Engineering - Charting the Way towards Methods and Tools for Advanced Interactive Systems.
Wardlaw, J. and Haklay, M. (2009) Mapping in the UK Health Informatics Sector. The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association GIS in Public Health Conference, Providence, Rhode Island, USA