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Research interests


I am interested in how we can use digital traces to better understand people with applications in both security and health. With this, I apply a variety of methods, including traditional statistical techniques, machine learning, computational linguistics, as well as some qualitative techniques. 

I am particularly interested in how we can understand how individuals negotiate and adapt their behavior over time and across contexts, both on- and offline. 

Measurement and inferences are key to my work, where I am fascinated about how we conceptualise, capture, measure, and generate inferences about individuals. 


I am also on the committee for two Research Ethics Councils: (1) University of Bath -- Social Sciences Research Ethics Council (SSREC), and (2) Lancaster University (CREST) -- Security Research Ethics Council (SREC).

Teaching interests

I currently teach the MSc Units Data Mining and Machine Learning (MN50752) and Data Mining, Machine Learning, and Econometrics (ES50155). 

External positions

Honorary Lecturer in Digital Health, University of Bristol

18 Sep 202018 Sep 2023

Policy Advisor, Cabinet Office

May 2018Jul 2018


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