Sam Cottrell

PhD Work

Visualising Historical Time to Integrate Data Across Multiple Datasets


  • Sam Cottrell
  • PhD


    School of Design


    Innovation Design Engineering, 2014–

  • Sam holds an MSci. in Geoscience from Royal Holloway, University of London.  Upon graduating in 2009, he gained employment within the oil and gas exploration services industry, first as a data manager, and later as a product manager for a suite of industry-specific catalogue and data management software used to capture and make sense of large volumes of subsurface data.

    Sam’s research interests include the effective use of interactivity in time-based data visualisations. He undertakes his research as part of an AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership between the Royal College of Art and The National Archives.