Research

Preliminary results on network apporaches to 'echo chamber-ness' on Reddit . Presented at Sunbelt Social Networks Conference 2019

Preliminary results on measuring 'echo chamber-ness' of subreddits. Working paper '(Anti) Echo Chamber Participation: Examing Contributor Activity Beyond the Chamber' presented at Social Media + Society 2018.

Experience

Data Science Intern

BBC News

Worked on the Audience Engagement team for online news. Considering the role of filter bubble effects on news recommender systems

Feb 2018 - May 2018

Education

University of Manchester

PhD Researcher

My research examines the empirical evidence of echo chamber behaviours on Reddit. I have an ESRC funded studentship in the Social Statistics department and am a member of the interdisciplinary Mitchell Centre for Social Network Analysis.

Sept 2016 - Present

University of Manchester

MSc in Social Research Methods and Statistics

I received a 1st class degree. My dissertation modelled the dynamics between askers and answerers in expert knowledge sharing communities on Reddit.

Sept 2015 - Sept 2016

University of Edinburgh

MA(Hons) in Social Anthropology

Sept 2010 - July 2014