I graduated as an ESRC funded PhD student at the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh in November 2018. I research the production, storage and analysis of social media and user generated content. This includes how to encourage users to add content and how to analyse and filter it in order to present useful and appropriate information. A link to my thesis is here. This thesis describes howto summarise conversations within newspaper comments. This analysis involves various methods including clustering data from streams of text to identify specific discussions and extracting text to generate a summary.

I work as a research fellow within the Neuropolitics Research Lab with the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh. In this work I am analysing the Social Media reaction to the 2016 UK-EU referendum.

In general I am interested in data science, digital libraries, open data, computational linguistics, text analysis, data and text mining. I previously worked as part of the Advance Technical Research group at JSTOR, an online journal archive, and as part of the digital library research group at the University of Liverpool. The projects I have worked on include Data for Research, JSTOR Auction Catalogs, The Archives Hub and the British Library's Incunabula Short Title Catalogue.