Stuart Jeffrey is Research Fellow in International Heritage Visualisation at the School of Simulation and Visualisation of the Glasgow School of Art. Stuart studied a combined honours degree in Computer Science and Archaeology at the University of Glasgow and completed his PhD in three dimensional modelling of early medieval sculpted stones, also at the University of Glasgow, in 2003. His work at the Digital Design Studio covers all aspects of heritage visualisation and the use of new technologies to create records, analyse, interpret, re-interpret and represent every form of heritage from built to intangible. Current projects and research interests focus on uses of new technologies for digital recording, data visualisation and information gathering and how these processes transform and impact on the relationships between the individual, academia and broader communities of interest and the heritage being studied.
Before joining Glasgow School of Art Stuart worked for a number of years for the West of Scotland Archaeology Service and joined the Archaeology Data Service (ADS), based at the University of York, in 2006. As Deputy Director at the ADS he managed a number of major digital heritage research projects funded by JISC, the AHRC, the European Union and the NEH.
Stuart has published extensively on diverse topics in archaeology and computer science, including, medieval sculpted stones, archaeological informatics, visualisation techniques, digital preservation, resource discovery and reuse, linked data, natural language processing, and the use of social media in archaeology. Stuart is a member of the Institute for Archaeologists and a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland