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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). 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

Honorary Lecturer in Digital Health, University of Bristol

18 Sept 202018 Sept 2023

Policy Advisor, Cabinet Office

May 2018Jul 2018


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