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Jenny Sexton Joins LIDA as First Data Science Lecturer 


Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA) is proud to announce the appointment of Jenny Sexton as its first Data Science Lecturer. This strategic appointment marks a significant milestone in LIDA's mission to expand its academic capabilities in the rapidly evolving field of data science. 

Jenny Sexton brings with her a wealth of experience and expertise in data science, having worked previously as Lecturer at the University of Manchester. Here Jenny developed blended-learning resources for use in Statistics and Probability units, introduced assessment literacy workshops for undergraduates and contributed to the introduction of a new course about `communicating mathematics’. 

"Jenny Sexton's appointment is a pivotal step for LIDA as we continue to enhance our educational offering and impact," said Professor Paul Baxter, Director of Education and Training at LIDA. "Her impressive background and innovative approach to data science will not only benefit our students but also contribute to the broader data analytics community." 

In her new role, Jenny Sexton will be responsible for developing and delivering cutting-edge curricula relating to project work and academic skills on the fully online MSc Data Science (Statistics). The master's course is a partnership between Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, the School of Mathematics and Digital Education Service. 

"I am thrilled to join the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics and to have the opportunity to shape the future of data science education here," said Jenny Sexton. "Data science is a transformative field with immense potential to solve some of the most pressing issues of our time. I look forward to working with the talented team at LIDA and contributing to its growth and success." 

LIDA is renowned for its interdisciplinary research and education approach, combining expertise from various domains to tackle complex data challenges. The addition of Jenny Sexton as a Data Science Lecturer underscores LIDA's commitment to academic excellence and innovation. 

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About Leeds Institute for Data Analytics: 

Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA) is a leading research institute dedicated to data-driven innovation. Leveraging cutting-edge techniques in data analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, LIDA aims to address critical societal issues and drive impactful research across diverse disciplines.