Dr. Dylan Gauld Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Email: d.gauld@dundee.ac.uk
University of Dundee Discovery Profile: https://discovery.dundee.ac.uk/en/persons/dylan-gauld-2
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7075-7445


Dylan is a Postdoctoral Research Assistant based in the 3DVisLab research group at DJCAD, University of Dundee. His primary role is as part of H-Unique an interdisciplinary research project analysing and interpreting anatomical hand variation and uniqueness via images.

Dylan has extensive experience of undertaking practice-led animation and visualisation research with a focus on using 3D visualisation technologies to improve the communication, understanding, and aesthetics of complex three-dimensional datasets. This includes the application of 3D computer graphics and animation, digital compositing, and visual effects in collaboration with a range of disciplines including mathematics, applied health, psychology, forensic dentistry, archaeology and subsea surveying.

His work employs the use of scripting to create bespoke tools which can improve or automate the processing and visualisation of challenging datasets. He is particularly interested in improving the understanding of data quality and better evaluating the properties of point cloud data his doctoral thesis proposes the Dundee Data Grading Scale as a method of grading multibeam sonar datasets, leading to improvements in data capture and quality awareness in a commercial environment. 

Dylan holds a first-class BSc (Hons) in Digital Media from Edinburgh Napier University, an MSc (with distinction) in Animation & Visualisation from the University of Dundee, and a PhD in 3D Visualisation from the University of Dundee. 



2020-2023 | Postdoctoral Research Assistant
H-unique: In search of uniqueness harnessing anatomical hand variation 

 2013-2020 | PhD
“SUBSEE: An exploration and development of the 3D visualisation and grading of subsea survey data” (2015, 2020) 

 2017-2018 | Contributing Member (Design)
Personalised risk information and its impact on informed choice and intention to undergo colonoscopy in the Scottish Bowel Screening Programme (PERICCS)” (2019, 2020) 

 2016 | Contributing Member (Visualisation)
Three-dimensional imaging of human cutaneous forearm bite marks in human volunteers over a 4day period” (2016) 

 2012-2013 | Research Assistant
Development of interventions to increase physical activity among inactive young people with long-term conditions: MRC complex intervention framework Phase I study using asthma as an exemplar. (2013, 2014, 2016) 

 2012 | Research Assistant 
“Visualising the Invisible – Developing innovative approaches to visualisation to help NHS staff prevent and control healthcare associated infections (HAIs).” 

 2010-2011 | MSc 
Developing novel state-of-the-art 3D visualisations of mathematical models of cancer growth.” (2016)