University of St. Andrews

Jorge Campos

Dr. Jorge Campos
Dr. Jorge Campos

PhD Candidate, University of St. Andrews, UK

Jorge Campos just completed his PhD in Management at the University of St. Andrews, supervised by Dr. Kirstie Ball. His thesis was entitled 'The Dynamics of Data Donation: Privacy Risk, Mobility Data, and the Smart City’. He was examined by Dr. Priscilla Regan and Dr. Fergus Neville. He is now working as a Postdoc/Lecturer with Jason Pridmore at Erasmus University Rotterdam and looking at privacy implications of smart cities and tech applications in smart cities.

Jorge obtained his Bachelor’s from the Polytechnic of Porto (Portugal) and a Master’s from the University of Leeds in Consumer Analytics and Marketing Strategy. His Master’s thesis explored the trust-building process between influencers and audience making an interesting connection between certain psychological phenomena and consumer behaviour. Jorge is connected to the SSC researching the dynamics of data donation and how consumers resist big data innovations. His current research interests are, however not limited to, marketing intelligence, strategic marketing, big data and consumer behaviour. Furthermore, he is actively involved in consultancy projects, having consulted for a number of high profile companies such as Coca-Cola, Under-Armour, ASDA and MyProtein. He was also involved in tutoring and teaching at undergraduate level at the University of St. Andrews.

Roger von Laufenberg

Dr. Roger von Laufenberg
Dr. Roger von Laufenberg

University of St. Andrews, School of Management, UK (PhD Completed December 2020)

2020- Roger von Laufenberg was a PhD research student at the University of St Andrews, School of Management and is funded by the Big Data Surveillance project. He researched the use of Big Data analytics and changes to marketing practices, focussing on how marketing organisations are making sense of Big Data and to what extend ethical, privacy and societal impacts of Big Data are taken into consideration by the organisations. He completed his Masters studies in Sociology at the University of Vienna in Austria, with a research emphasis on Science and Technology Studies, Surveillance and Urban Sociology. He previously worked as a research associate at the Institute for the Sociology of Law and Criminology (IRKS) and as a researcher at the Vienna Centre of Societal Security (VICESSE) where he participated in European and national research projects on Surveillance, Security and Technology as well as Extremism/Radicalisation (for example Increasing Resilience in Surveillance Societies (IRISS) or Evaluation and Certification Schemes for Security Products (CRISP). 

Dr. von Laufenberg was awarded his PhD in December 2020. The title of his dissertation was ‘Postulating Consumers: How Marketers Conceptualise Consumers in the Era of Big Data Analytics’. He was supervised by Kirstie Ball and was examined by Jason Pridmore, Erasmus University and Vicky Ward, University of St Andrews. Roger is now working for the Vienna Centre for Societal Security (VICESSE) as a post-doctoral researcher.

Twitter: @Roger_vonL


Research Fellow, School of Management

We are looking for a post-doctoral researcher to join the SSHRC-funded Big Data Surveillance research team based at The School of Management at St Andrews University. The successful candidate will have a research interest in surveillance as a contemporary socio-technical phenomenon and will have experience of conducting qualitative research in commercial settings. S/he will collaborate with the project...

Kirstie Ball

Professor Kirstie Ball
Professor Kirstie Ball

Professor, School of Management, University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom

Kirstie Ball is Professor of Management at the University of St Andrews. Her research focuses on surveillance, security and privacy, particularly as these issues affect organizations. Her current empirical work focuses on the impact of national security on the private sector, particularly on front line workers; the public understanding of security, surveillance and privacy; surveillance and democracy; and privacy and the quantified self. Her theoretical interest concerns subjectivity and surveillance. Kirstie has been collaborating with Queen’s University since 2001. She was featured as a research collaborator in ‘The Globalization of Personal Data’ and as  Co-Investigator in ‘The New Transparency’. Kirstie has held grants from many of the major European social science funders, including the European Union Framework Programme, EPSRC, ESRC and The Leverhulme Trust.  Her published work almost exclusively appears in journals such as New Technology, Work and Employment, Labour History, Tourism Management, Work, Employment and Society and Organization. She has recently published the monograph ‘The Private Security State? Surveillance, Consumer Data and the War on Terror’ with Copenhagen Business School Press.  She has also edited ‘The Routledge Handbook of Surveillance Studies’, with Kevin Haggerty and David Lyon, and ‘The Surveillance-Industrial Complex’ with Laureen Snider. Kirstie was a founding editor of Surveillance and Society and a founding director of Surveillance Studies Network.

As a co-investigator of the Big Data Surveillance project, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Kirstie Ball is co-leading (with Colin Bennett) research Stream Two: Marketing. This stream will examine how massive data accumulation, analytical techniques and applications associated with big data are reconstructing practices of consumer marketing and political campaigning.


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