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I've always been fascinated by complex systems. An environmental scientist by training, I've studied some pretty whacky things, including:
how rock breaks down on coastlines and on Mars
how water flows beneath ice sheets
how dunes move through deserts
More recently, I turned my attention to cities and the people living in them. I've explored:
how cities are hardwired to be unequal
how websites like indeed.com can be used to analyse job access inequality
how information spreads through networks of homeless people
The tools I use to tackle these problems include statistics, numerical modelling, geospatial analysis and machine learning.
In my job at an exciting mobility technology startup, I use data to unearth behavioural traits, exploring:
how we might nudge people to cancel less often on microtransit services
how we can imagine a future that never happened
Apart from being a data nerd, I'm very interested in the ways research can be communicated to policymakers, decision-makers and the general public. My efforts range from tweeting and blogging on Medium, to writing briefings for parliamentarians and helping to produce broadcast documentaries.
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I give talks about a wide range of science and policy topics at universities, businesses and local schools. I love this stuff, so get in touch if you'd like to hear more for yourself!