Digital Transformations Hub

Dr Erin Snyder: Director

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Erin studied Physics and English Literature at Carnegie Mellon University, and worked as a software developer before completing her PhD in 19th century English literature at the University of Sheffield. Since then, she has worked in digital support for Arts and Humanities research. Through the Digital Hub, she is broadening the support she offers to include digital innovations in teaching and learning.


Matt Davies: Manager

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Matt provides access and support to staff and students who wish to use the digital equipment and software to enhance their research with digital content. He also provides advice and runs workshops on the creation, manipulation and use of digital images in teaching, research and on heritage projects. 

Matt manages two paid postgraduate Research Associates and recruits and mentors a team of student volunteers who learn digital and transferable skills and gain work experience. The volunteers also work on digitisation projects and events which Matt organizes and supervises in collaboration with academic staff and external partners.


Research Associates

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Abigail Parker

Abigail is a third-year PhD student within the Department of Music at the University of Nottingham. Working towards her PhD in Musicology, her academic interests include Swedish popular music, ABBA, and the Eurovision Song Contest. 

Abigail works Fridays 10-5 in the DTH. Besides providing access and support to students and staff using the DTH’s software and equipment, she supervises the student volunteer marketing team. With her previous experience in conference organisation and academic marketing, she is eager to help spread awareness of the DTH’s resources and digital Arts projects both internally and externally. She also hopes to gain academic proficiencies with digital technologies and innovative marketing initiatives.

Find out more about the Digital Marketing Project


Xiangzhen He

Xiangzhen (Cherry) is a third-year PhD student in Translation Studies within the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures. Having worked as a translation and interpreting lecturer in China, she has a broad portfolio of digitising experience, especially in scanning, audio/video recording and editing.

Cherry works Wednesdays 10-5 in the DTH when, besides providing access and support to students and staff using the DTH’s software and equipment, she supervises student volunteers working on the Hennessy Digitisation Project. This ongoing DTH project in collaboration with the Centre for Research on Cuba, utilises the DTH's copy-stand, lighting units and DSLR camera to capture the Centre's unique Hennessy collection of Cuban newspapers dating back to the 1960s. Cherry continues to learn the latest digitisation methods so she can help facilitate learning, teaching and research in the arts and humanities.

Find out more about the Hennessy Digitisation Project



Abigail Spanner

Abigail is a second-year PhD student in the Department of Classics and Archaeology at the University of Nottingham. Her thesis is on a 3rd-century AD epic poem called the Posthomerica, a late adaptation of the Trojan War story. Abi's academic interests include visuality and visual impairments in epic poetry.

Abi works Thursdays 10-5 in the DTH, where she will be offering support to Faculty of Arts students and staff coming in to use or borrow equipment. She will also supervise a team of student volunteers working on the Hunter Archaeological Society Journal digitisation project.


Find out more about the Hunter Archaeological Society



We couldn't operate the DTH without our team of skilled and dedicated volunteers. Check out some of our present (and past) crew.



Digital Transformations Hub

Humanities Building
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 3191