I am currently Research Director at NatCen Social Research.
I received my Ph.D. from the University of Essex, Department of Government (2009). I joined the Department of Methodology at the London School of Economics (2010) after being awarded an ESRC Postdoctoral fellowship to develop my research on Text Analysis.
My research interests lie at the intersection of Mixed-Methods, Evidence-based and Public Health Policy (i.e. patient experience; quality of care; patient-physician communication and drug regulation). I am also interested in Social and Political attitudes (esp. participation and élites’ attitudes towards the EU).
An important part of my work revolves around the use and application of Text-Mining techniques to analyse large corpora – i.e. public consultations; open-ended responses and Social Media/Web data. I have 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 University of Zurich; the LSE-UCT Summer School (Cape town) and Singapore Institute of Mental Health.
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).
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