Welcome to my website. I’m a Research Assistant at the Oxford Internet Institute who is passionate about the impact of new technology on society, democracy and everyday life.
In my current position, I support the research activity of the OII’s ‘Accessing and Using Big Data to Advance Social Science Knowledge’ project, collecting and collating evidence of the opportunities and challenges presented by the ‘big data’ phenomenon.
Having worked in high-profile political environments such as President Obama’s re-election campaign and the Liberal Democrat Policy Unit, as well as launching a number of online products and projects for the first and third sectors, I have seen first hand the transformative and diverse impact that enhanced access to information and communication can bring.
My Master’s thesis work at Oxford involved developing a greater understanding of the UK’s political news cycle and the increasing importance of social networks in this process. My other papers focussed on social media in the 2012 US presidential election and the legal implications of 3D printing.
In my spare time, I watch and play a range of sports, cook and eat food from around the world, and try to make the most of what Oxford and London have to offer. I am on Twitter and Instagram, and can recommend a number of blogs and podcasts – see below for details.