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 -
December 2012 -
This project maps and measures the geographies of information on the Internet.
September 2012 -
CollegeConnect is webpage that visualizes social networks automatically from Facebook and puts them to work for the user. The target market of the application is prospective college students as well as those just entering college or university.
January 2010 -
Wikichains is a website that aims to encourage ethical consumption and transparency in commodity chains, by encouraging Internet users from around the world to upload text, images, sounds, and videos of any node on any commodity chain.
May - September 2012
"InteractiveVis" aims to support easy creation of interactive visualisations for geospatial and network data by researchers: it will survey existing solutions, build currently missing features, and smooth over incompatibilities between existing libraries.
March - December 2012
Knowledge exchange implies forging, facilitating and fostering social connections. Oxford's Knowledge Exchange Network addresses this need among university staff and external stakeholders. We assist the KE Network through interactive network mapping.
Melville, J. (forthcoming) Personal Networks and Care Plan Outcomes: Considering Structural Vulnerability. DPhil Thesis, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford.
12 January 2013 Jarrow and Hebburn Gazette
Regional newspaper, the Jarrow and Hebburn Gazette highlights the references to the football clubs of the North East in the Premier League Twitter map created by the OII team.
11 January 2013 University of Oxford
A team from the OII has created an interactive Twitter map to find out where conversations about premier league football clubs originate. It shows that there are fewer Manchester United fans in London and the south-east than is popularly assumed.
11 January 2013 ITV
ITV reports the work of the OII team on the interactive Premier League Twitter map.
11 January 2013 India Blooms
India based web-site reports the work of the OII team on the interactive Premier League Twitter map.
11 January 2013 Anchorfan
Social Sport News site reports on the interactive map produced by Mark Graham and the OII team which maps twitter conversations about Premier League football clubs.
11 January 2013 Daily Telegraph
The Daily Telegraph highlights the ‘fascinating’ map plotting Twitter conversations about Premier League Football clubs created by a team at the OII.
11 January 2013 The Guardian
The interactive map of geotagged Tweets mentioning Premier League teams or associated hashtags created by the team at the OII features on the Data Store Show and Tell page of the Guardian.