Prof Andrew Smith

Prof Andrew Smith

Director

Prof of Consumer Behaviour, Andrew has extensive expertise in consumer decision making and the analysis of consumption patterns. He has published widely numerous papers on the topic and been involved in a number of funded projects. He is the author of Consumer Behaviour & Analytics

andrew.p.smith@nottingham.ac.uk

James Goulding

James Goulding

Co-Director

Associate Professor in Machine Learning for social good. Over a hundred internationally peer-reviewed publications. A trusted coordinator of large, international research projects with over £15m of funding since 2015, working in: COVID; Respiratory Diseases; Poverty Analysis; FGM & Modern Slavery; Food Insecurity; Transport;

james.goulding@nottingham.ac.uk

Dr Gavin Smith

Dr Gavin Smith

Associate Professor

Associate Professor, specializing in temporal data mining and machine learning, with particular focus 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

  • Prof Andrew Smith – Director
  • Dr James Goulding – Associate Director
  • Dr Gavin Smith – Associate Professor
  • Dr John Harvey – Associate Professor
  • Dr Georgiana Nica-Avram – Assistant Professor
  • Dr Evgeniya Lukinova  – Assistant Professor

  • Dr Gregor Engelmann– Research Fellow
  • Dr Vanja Ljevar – Research Fellow
  • Dr Madeleine Ellis – Research Fellow
  • Dr Gavin Long – Research Fellow
  • Dr Rosa Lavelle-Hill Associate Fellow
  • Dr Rachel Carrington Associate Fellow
  • Dr Paul HaggarAssociate Fellow
Dr John Harvey

Dr John Harvey

Associate Professor

Associate Professor with expertise in network modelling, economic anthropology and consumer behavioural science, 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 Georgiana Nica-Avram

Dr Georgiana Nica-Avram

Assistant Professor

With a background in machine learning, social marketing and consumer analytics, Georgie now develops methods that combine statistical and AI techniques 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

Dr Evgeniya Lukinova

Dr Evgeniya Lukinova

Assistant Professor

Coming Soon

  • Roberto Mansilla – PhD Researcher
  • Elizabeth Dolan – PhD Researcher
  • Bethany Huntington – PhD Researcher
  • Jo Parkes – PhD Researcher
  • Gregor Milligan – PhD Researcher
  • Yang Bong – PhD Researcher
  • Torty Sivill – Associate PhD (ICL)
  • Sean Devine – Associate PhD (McGill)

  • Janine Sey – Research Support Officer

Research Team

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

Vanja Ljevar

Vanja Ljevar

Research Fellow, BEADS

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. She now works as the Chief Data Scientist at Kubik Intelligence.

vanja.ljevar1@nottingham.ac.uk

Dr Gavin Long

Dr Gavin Long

Research Fellow, CIVIC

Gavin’s background is in computational and geospatial research, and he is now working on interrogating how proxy data streams such as shopping and mobility data can shed light on hidden health dynamics across the UK, from respiratory disease to nutrition.

gavin.long@nottingham.ac.uk

Madeleine Ellis

Madeleine Ellis

Research Fellow, BEADS

Madeleine’s work combines the fields of mathematics and international development, examining how block-structure models can be extended to produce social good. Her applied work in machine learning ranges from contexts of Perinatal Mortality to FGM and Modern Slavery.

madeleine.ellis@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

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.

bethany.huntington@nottingham.ac.uk

Jo Parkes

Jo Parkes

PhD Researcher

Jo is examining through behavioural modelling how personal and psychological drivers can frame and shape everyday behaviours, and working with the BBC to also examine how these factors can help enrich digital consumption experiences.

jo.parkes@nottingham.ac.uk

Yang Bong

Yang Bong

PhD Researcher

As part of the Horizon CDT, Yang is studying of the use, limitations, and possibilities of peer-to-peer digital marketplaces for rural micro-enterprises in developing countries, supervised by Dr John Harvey.

yang.bong@nottingham.ac.uk

Gregor Milligan

Gregor Milligan

PhD Researcher

Gregor is developing computational research into the insights obtainable about population wellbeing through proxy data streams. He is also partnered with Kooth examining user trajectories on Digital Mental Health Platforms.

gregor.milligan@nottingham.ac.uk

Dr Rachel Carrington

Dr Rachel Carrington

Associate 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

Paul Haggar

Paul Haggar

Associate Fellow, MOCHA

Paul is working with N/LAB via the MOCHA project at the University of Cardiff (Whitmarsh), examining how pro-environmental lifestyle changes might be achieved through understanding and harnessing "moments of change" in loyalty card data.

Sean Devine

Sean Devine

Associate PhD, CHOICE

Sean is a data psychologist based at McGill University, Canada working with N/LAB via the CHOICE project (Otto/Skatova/Goulding), examining the computational mechanisms underpinning effortful choice, and real-world decisions through the lens of big consumer data..


seandamiandevine@gmail.com

Dr Rosa Lavelle-Hill

Dr Rosa Lavelle-Hill

Associate Fellow, Tubingen

Following a PhD at N/LAB integrating psychological theory and machine learning to better understand and predict behaviour in big data, Rosa is currently a post-doc at the Hector Institute of Education Sciences and Psychology at Universitat Tubingen.

rosa.lavelle-hill@uni-tuebingen.de

Associate Academics

Dr Anya Skatova

Dr Anya Skatova

EPSRC Future Leader, CIVIC Project

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

Prof Nicola Pitchford

Prof Nicola Pitchford

Professor of Psychology, BEADS Project

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

Prof Lorraine Whitmarsh

Prof Lorraine Whitmarsh

Professor of Environmental Psychology, CHOICE Project

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

Dr Simon Preston

Dr Simon Preston

Professor of Mathematics, BEADS Project

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

Prof Markus Owen

Prof Markus Owen

Professor of Mathematics, CIVIC Food Project

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

Dr Katie Severn

Dr Katie Severn

Asst Professor, BEADS Project

Asst. Professor at the School of Mathematics, Katie was a key contributor to the N/LAB 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 Ross Otto

Dr Ross Otto

Asst Professor, CHOICE Project

Asst. Professor in Behavioural Neuroscience at McGill University, collaborating with N/LAB on the CHOICE project, examining how context affects decision making processes through the lens of big consumer data.

ross.otto@mcgill.ca

Dr Rowland Seymour

Dr Rowland Seymour

EPSRC Fellow in Mathematics

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

Research Support Team

Janine Sey

Janine Sey

Research Support Officer