Within the Creative Exchange project I am looking to explore the areas of serendipity, personalisation and knowledge discovery in online spaces. An aspect of my research will hopefully include increasing serendipity through leveraging the social connections and content generated from Online Social Networks. I am also interested in the Open data movement and adapting large public data sets using other data sets and social media platforms to deliver a more personalised experience of available Open Data.
Before joining Open Lab I undertook a Research Assistant role with the University of Lincoln Social Computing Research Centre (LiSC). During this period I worked on an EPSRC funded project that focused on leveraging the engaging properties of Online Social Networks to increase adherence and uptake of Computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia.
While with the research group at Lincoln I also worked on Fearsquare, a project that looked at using Foursquare and Government Open Crime Data to provide a personalised overview of crime for areas you frequent.
Prior to this role I studied at the University of Lincoln to obtain a BSc. Software Engineering. I have a technical background in web and mobile technologies including development and usage of social media platforms and APIs.