I have a first degree in psychology from The University of Glasgow, followed by an MSc and PhD. Immediately after my PhD, I worked at Lancaster University as a postdoctoral research fellow (2012-2013). I then joined the University of Lincoln as a lecturer in social psychology (2013-2015). In 2015 I returned to Lancaster University to become a 50th Anniversary Lecturer in computational social science.


The majority of my research considers how recent methodological developments in technology and data collection (often referred to as digital traces) can reveal information about individuals and their behaviour. This typically involves the integration of converging evidence from laboratory based behavioural experiments and large scale secondary data analysis.