I am currently Research Director at NatCen Social Research.
My research interests lie at the intersection of mixed-methods, evidence-based and public health policy (i.e. patient experience; quality of care; drug regulation). I am also interested in social and political attitudes more widely (esp. political participation; deliberative processes in parliament and election debates).
An important part of my work revolves around the use and application of text-mining techniques to analyse large corpora such as public consultations, open-ended responses, social media and web data.
I have worked as a consultant for the Government, professional bodies and charities – i.e. the Royal College of Physicians (Consultation on Assisted Dying Legislation, 2015); the Bank of England (Text mining for central banks, 2014); the House of Lords (Government’s new Approach to Consultation, 2012); the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Public Consultation on End of Life Medicines, 2011) and the Charity Commission for England and Wales (Consultation on the Public Benefit Test, 2010). I have also taught courses on Research Methods in various academic and non-academic settings such as the ECPR Summer/Winter Schools in Methods and Techniques (Ljubljana & Vienna); the LSE-UCT Summer School (Cape town) and Singapore Institute of Mental Health.
NatCen Social Research
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