I am a social integration and diversity researcher and consultant. Whether in academia, through collaborations with NGOs, local government, the Armed Forces, or as a volunteer: I am passionate about bringing together people who want to learn from one another, are ready to grapple with diversity, and believe that a team can be greater than the sum of its parts.
In 2020, I completed my doctorate in social psychology at the University of Oxford. In my research, I use large data sets to try to understand friendships across group divides, and combine survey and social network analysis to study both individuals and their social environments.
Data matters. However, I believe that the personal stories of people standing at the fault lines dividing our societies and building bridges across those divides, can add tremendous depth to our data-driven understanding of the social world.
That’s why I not only publish in academic journals and speak at research conferences, but also record a podcast featuring one-on-one conversations with social integration practitioners.
I champion the marriage of Data and Doing. Because integration is a behaviour, not simply a thought.