Ella Guest

researching echo chambers on reddit. formerly data science-ing at bbc news.

Research

Preliminary results of my work in the article '(Anti) Echo Chamber Participation: Examing Contributor Activity Beyond the Chamber'

Social Media + Society conference proceedings

Experience

Data Science Intern

BBC News

Working on the Audience Engagement team. 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