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. mental health; patient experience and drug regulation) with a particular focus on the analysis of large corpora (‘Big Data’).
My work involves designing research projects for professional, regulatory health bodies and charities – i.e., Cancer Research UK (Young People’s Perceptions of Food Marketing and Obesity, 2016); The Royal National Institute of the Blind (Experiences of Personal Independence Payment for people with sensory loss); the Royal College of Physicians (Consultation on Assisted Dying Legislation, 2015) and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Public Consultation on End of Life Medicines, 2011).
My experience is mostly in health policy but I am interested in social and political attitudes more broadly. I have worked as a consultant for the Bank of England (Text mining for central banks, 2014); the House of Lords (Government’s new Approach to Consultation, 2012) and the Charity Commission for England and Wales (Consultation on the Public Benefit Test, 2010).
Prior to joining NatCen, I held a fellowship at the LSE (Department of Methodology 2010-2016). I have taught courses on Research Methods and Text Mining 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.
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