Joshua Melville

		Joshua Melville

Joshua Melville is a DPhil student at the Oxford Internet Institute. He is interested in several broad themes. Among them: modernity, identity, methodology, social structure, and visual representation.


He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Manchester, where he wrote about profile construction as identity work in the context of early social media sites.

He went on to complete an MSc in Sociological Research. His thesis, under Professor Martin Everett, explored the relationship between personal networks derived from ‘technologically mediated’ ties and close personal relationships.

At the Oxford Internet Institute he works with Dr. Bernie Hogan on the role that personal networks play in the decision making processes essential to the functioning of personalised social care.

Positions held at the OII

  • DPhil student, October 2011 -
  • Research Assistant, October 2011 -


Past projects


Thesis title to be confirmed.