Prof Andrew Smith

Prof Andrew Smith

Director

Prof of Consumer Behaviour, Andrew has extensive expertise in consumer behaviour theory, analysis of consumption patterns and application of novel time series analysis to consumer purchase data. He is published widely in the fields of: consumer behaviour and analytics; customer loyalty schemes; consumer privacy.

andrew.p.smith@nottingham.ac.uk

Dr James Goulding

Dr James Goulding

Deputy Director

Expert in Machine Learning for social good, James develops new statistical modelling techniques to analyse large-scale human behavioural data. He has extensive experience of coordinating large, international projects with grants of over £15m since 2015 covering: poverty; modern slavery; FGM; perinatal mortality; transport.

james.goulding@nottingham.ac.uk

Dr Georgiana Nica-Avram

Dr Georgiana Nica-Avram

Transitional Assistant Professor

With a background in social marketing and consumer analytics, Georgie now develops methods that combine machine learning with qualitative research to better understand the people behind Big Data, with a particular focus on Food Poverty and Waste.

georgiana.nica-avram@nottingham.ac.uk

  • Prof Andrew Smith – Director
  • Dr James Goulding – Associate Director
  • Dr Gavin Smith – Assistant Professor
  • Dr John Harvey – Assistant Professor
  • Dr Bertrand Perrat – Assistant Professor
  • Dr Georgiana Nica-Avram – Transitional Professor
  • Dr Katie Severn – Assistant Professor

  • Dr Harry Marshall – Research Fellow
  • Dr Madeleine Ellis – Research Fellow
  • Dr Rachel Carrington– Research Fellow
  • Dr Gregor Engelmann– Research Fellow
  • Dr Rosa Lavelle-Hill – Associate Fellow
  • Dr Tim Whiteley – Associate Fellow
  • Dr Paul Haggar – Associate Fellow
Dr Gavin Smith

Dr Gavin Smith

Assistant Professor

Gavin specializes in temporal data mining and machine learning, focusing on development of novel data driven approaches to predict human behaviour in time series. He also researches how to ensure that techniques are applicable in real world scenarios, producing interpretable results.

gavin.smith@nottingham.ac.uk

Dr John Harvey

Dr John Harvey

Assistant Professor

Social scientist with expertise in economic anthropology, consumer behaviour, and network analysis. John’s recent research focuses on the use of aggregated behavioural data to address social issues. His work is widely published and he has received extensive funding from ESRC, EPSRC, and Innovate UK.

john.harvey@nottingham.ac.uk

Dr Bertrand Perrat

Dr Bertrand Perrat

Assistant Professor

Expert in development of novel data-driven algorithms for geospatial information, Bertrand researches efficient and effective processing of large, geo-spatially enabled data sets in order to better understand, summarise and predict human behaviour - while ensuring appropriate interpretability for real world impact.

bertrand.perrat@nottingham.ac.uk

  • Vanja Ljevar – PhD Researcher
  • Roberto Mansilla – PhD Researcher
  • Elizabeth Dolan – PhD Researcher
  • Dominic Reedman-Flint – PhD Researcher
  • Bethany Huntington – PhD Researcher

  • Alison Brierley – Administrative Support Officer
  • Janine Sey – Research Support Officer

Research Team

Dr Katie Severn

Dr Katie Severn

Asst Professor, BEADS

Asst. Professor in Statistics at the School of Mathematics, Katie is also a fellow of the BEADS program, researching gender equality issues in East Africa (with a particular focus on perinatal mortality and functional data analysis).

katie.severn@nottingham.ac.uk

Dr Harry Marshall

Dr Harry Marshall

Research Fellow, CIVIC

Harry’s research examines the potential of applied machine learning to social issues, ranging from ecology to vulnerability. He is part of the UKRI CIVIC project, examining the potential of mass behavioural datasets to reveal hidden insights about unrecorded COVID cases, predictors of potential outbreaks and impacts on vulnerable communities.

Harry.Marshall@nottingham.ac.uk

Dr Gregor Engelmann

Dr Gregor Engelmann

Research Fellow, AIDA

Gregor’s research examines how mining CDR data can generate Social Good in mobility mapping and urban planning. A specialist in international development analytics, Gregor is currently working on the AIDA project, examining child development in Malawi, and as a UAS research consultant with the African Drone Forum/World Bank.

liage@nottingham.ac.uk

Dr Rosa Lavelle-Hill

Dr Rosa Lavelle-Hill

Associate Fellow, Turing

Rosa’s research integrates psychological theory and machine learning to better understand and predict behaviour in big data. Rosa is current a Fellow at the Turing Institute, working on quantative analysis of the drivers of modern slavery both at neighbourhood levels (Tanzania) and at national scales (GSI).

rosa.lavelle-hill@nottingham.ac.uk

Dr Rachel Carrington

Dr Rachel Carrington

Research Fellow, BEADS

Rachel has a PhD in statistics, and works on new methods (AJIVE) fusing data streams such as earth observation imagery with survey and CDT data. She is part of the BEADS programme, and EPSRC project examining Gender Inequality in East Africa

rachel.carrington@nottingham.ac.uk

Madeleine Ellis

Madeleine Ellis

PhD Researcher

Madeleine’s work combines the fields of mathematics and international development, examining how block-structure models can be extended to produce social good.

madeleine.ellis@nottingham.ac.uk

Vanja Ljevar

Vanja Ljevar

PhD Researcher

Vanja worked as a Senior Analyst before starting her multidisciplinary PhD about behavioural change and perceptions. She explores how people’s beliefs impact their behaviour by combining psychology theories and machine learning techniques.

vanja.ljevar1@nottingham.ac.uk

Elizabeth Dolan

Elizabeth Dolan

PhD Researcher

Elizabeth’s research is developing a framework for “Personal Data Donation”, specifically asking: how can personal transactional data be collected and analysed for the purposes of health research in a way that is acceptable to society, works for infectious and chronic disease, and can be successfully implemented in a clinical setting?

elizabeth.dolan@nottingham.ac.uk

Roberto Mansilla

Roberto Mansilla

PhD Researcher

Roberto has an MSc in Analytics, and is researching how consumer loyalty card data can shed light on nutrition and health trajectories, while exploring new methods in variable importance (e.g. model class reliance)

Roberto.Mansilla@nottingham.ac.uk

Dominic Reedman-Flint

Dominic Reedman-Flint

PhD Researcher

Dominic is exploring new data science methods to detect those at risk of social isolation. His PhD is in partnership with Ordnance Survey, and is investigating the interrelationship between the factors underpinning isolation and loneliness that might be revealed in digital data streams, from transport and mobility to social media usage.

Dominic.Reedman-Flint@nottingham.ac.uk

Bethany Huntington

Bethany Huntington

PhD Researcher

Bethany is researching the impact of educational interventions in developing contexts, currently looking at methods to analyse X-Prize data from villages in Northern Tanzania. She is jointly supervised by Psychology, as part of the ESRC Midlands Graduate School Doctoral Training Programme.

Paul Haggar

Paul Haggar

Associate Fellow, MOCHA

Paul is working with N/LAB via the MOCHA project at the University of Cardiff (Lorraine Whitmarsh), examining how pro-environmental lifestyle changes might be achieved through understanding and harnessing ‘moments of change’ in life circumstances, examined through a lens of behavioural datasets, such as loyalty card data.

Associate Academics

Prof Nicola Pitchford

Prof Nicola Pitchford

Professor of Psychology

University of Nottingham, School of Psychology
nicola.pitchford@nottingham.ac.uk

Dr Anya Skatova

Dr Anya Skatova

EPSRC Future Leader, CIVIC

University of Bristol / Alan Turing Institute
anya.skatova@bristol.ac.uk

Dr Simon Preston

Dr Simon Preston

Professor of Mathematics

University of Nottingham, School of Mathematics
simon.preston@nottingham.ac.uk

Prof Markus Owen

Prof Markus Owen

Professor of Mathematics

University of Nottingham, School of Mathematics
markus.owen@nottingham.ac.uk

Prof Lorraine Whitmarsh

Prof Lorraine Whitmarsh

Professor of Environmental Psychology

University of Bath, School of Psychology
lw2253@bath.ac.uk

Dr Rowland Seymour

Dr Rowland Seymour

EPSRC Fellow in Mathematics

University of Nottingham, School of Mathematics
rowland.seymour@nottingham.ac.uk

Research Support Team

Alison Brierley

Alison Brierley

Administrative Support Officer
Janine Sey

Janine Sey

Research Support Officer