I am a Senior Research Associate in Lancaster University working with Prof Kate Cain (Psychology), Dr Rebecca Killick (Statistics) and collaborators to support work of the LASeR (Literacy Acceleration through Scalable Research) consortium where we are working to map and understand the dynamics of change in young readers as they progress through a digital multicomponent reading supplement (i.e. games via reading app).
From August, 2021, I will be joining Lancaster Medical School’ Center for Health Informatics, Computing and Statistics (CHICAS) as a Lecturer in Biostatistics.
My recent research post was also in Lancaster (Statistics) under supervision of Dr Killick. The key focus of our work was on modelling periodic time series data using changepoint analysis (submitted). My secondary research focus is in longitudinal applications with a time component (i.e. waves) and I have been fortunate to collaborate with researchers in Edinburgh Psychology where we work on analysis of large population surveys (Millennium Birth cohort and Understanding Society).
After receiving BSc in Economics and MSc in Public Policy, I was awarded my PhD in February, 2019 and was funded by ESRC and CDRC for my thesis entitled ‘Generating Insights from Smart Meter Data: Challenges and Opportunities’ supervised by Prof Slava Jankin Mikhaylov and Prof Paul Longley at UCL.
In the past I worked as Teaching Fellow in Statistics at University of Edinburgh PPLS where beyond delivering of teaching in statistics and R I was contributing to broader development of methods curriculum in UG programmes (working closely with Dr Tom Booth and Prof Martin Corley). I also taught Quantitative Methods at UCL School of Public Policy and Q-step Centre during my PhD and worked as a Research Assistant in London School of Economics (LSE).
My research and teaching interests are spanned broadly across the area of statistical methods in interdisciplinary settings: social statistics, big data, longitudinal research and I am keen to explore new forms of data and novel methods and technology that can be used to analyse it. I am passionate about both development and application of statistical methods as well as promoting those to new generation of interdisciplinary researchers through active involvement in academia-industry collaborations alongside teaching and training activities, mainly using R.
Currently, I am am also on the Leadership Team of LU’s Women Network and also serve a chair or Local RSS Group for Lancashire and East Cumbia
Blog Post for ‘Teaching Matters’ University of Edinburgh
I also have a writer page where I post a bit of fiction.