Research Associates

We maintain formal research links with academics who are engaged in significant collaborative activities with the Institute, whether in research, teaching or outreach activities or in its management.

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Research Associates

  •  Dr Monica Bulger

    Dr Monica Bulger

    Research Associate

    Dr. Monica Bulger recently completed a Research Fellowship at the Oxford Internet Institute and is currently a consultant on child protection and digital media literacy for multi-national organisations including UNICEF and the BBC.

  •  Professor Alexandre Caldas

    Professor Alexandre Caldas

    Research Associate

    Alexandre Caldas is Chief of Country Outreach, Technology and Innovation Branch at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), a Director position in the United Nations Organization. He is a Professor of Science and Technology Policy.

  •  Claudio Calvino

    Claudio Calvino

    Research Associate

    Claudio Calvino's main research interests cover political and cultural geography, GIS and more recently the harnessing of Volunteered Geographic Information and Citizen Science.

  •  Dr Cristobal Cobo

    Dr Cristobal Cobo

    Research Associate

    Cristobal Cobo coordinates research on innovation, open knowledge initiatives and future of learning. Currently he works on Networks of Excellence on Internet Science and OportUnidad, both project founded by European Commission.

  •  Professor Stephen Coleman

    Professor Stephen Coleman

    Research Associate

    Stephen Coleman is Professor of Political Communication at Leeds University. At the OII he worked on the adaptation of representative institutions in the digital age, and the development of spaces for public democratic deliberation.

  •  Dr Chris Davies

    Dr Chris Davies

    Research Associate

    Chris Davies runs the MSc in e-Learning at the Department of Educational Studies, University of Oxford. His research interests have included literacy development, writing in the workplace and educational uses of ICTs.

  •  Dr Stefano De Sabbata

    Dr Stefano De Sabbata

    Research Associate

    Stefano De Sabbata's research focuses on Internet and information geographies, as well as on geographic and mobile information retrieval.

  •  Professor William H. Dutton

    Professor William H. Dutton

    Research Associate

    Bill Dutton is the Quello Professor of Media and Information Policy at Michigan State University, where he is Director of the Quello Center. He was the OII’s Founding Director, a Fellow of Balliol College and the first Professor of Internet Studies at Oxford University.

  •  Dr Stefan Fafinski

    Dr Stefan Fafinski

    Research Associate

    Stefan Fafinski specialises in computer misuse, cybercrime and Internet law. His interests include mapping and measuring cybercrime, the criminogenic potential of Internet technologies, their social impact and policy implications for their regulation.

  •  Dr Christopher Foster

    Dr Christopher Foster

    Research Associate

    Chris Foster's research focus is on technologies and innovation in developing and emerging markets, with a particular interest on how ICTs can support development of low income groups.

  •  Dr Iginio Gagliardone

    Dr Iginio Gagliardone

    Research Associate

    Iginio Gagliardone is Research Fellow in New Media and Human Rights in the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford.

  •  Dr Anne Geniets

    Dr Anne Geniets

    Research Associate

    Dr Anne Geniets is a research associate at the OII and at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford.

  •  Dr Sandra Gonzalez-Bailon

    Dr Sandra Gonzalez-Bailon

    Research Associate

    Sandra Gonzalez-Bailon is a sociologist interested in the internet, social networks, and political engagement. Her research uses large-scale data to analyse the structure and content of political discussions, and how interactions evolve over time.

  •  Dr Ellen J. Helsper

    Dr Ellen J. Helsper

    Research Associate

    Ellen Helsper is a Lecturer in Media and Communications at the LSE. At the OII she was responsible for the design, analysis and coordination of the Oxford Internet Surveys (OxIS) and World Internet Project (WIP) Surveys.

  •  Dr Marina Jirotka

    Dr Marina Jirotka

    Research Associate

    Marina Jirotka is a University Lecturer in Requirements, Computing Laboratory, University of Oxford.

  •  Dr Aleks Krotoski

    Dr Aleks Krotoski

    Research Associate

    Dr Aleks Krotoski is a researcher and journalist who writes about and studies technology and interactivity, focusing on the makeup of online relationships, online influence, and information diffusion through the social networks of the Web.

  •  Professor Donna Kurtz

    Professor Donna Kurtz

    Research Associate

    Donna Kurtz is the Beazley Archivist, Professor of Classical Art, and Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford University. An art historian, she has interests in classical Greek archaeology and art, and Information Technology and the visual arts.

  •  Dr Patrick McSharry

    Dr Patrick McSharry

    Research Associate

    Dr Patrick McSharry is Head of Catastrophe Risk Financing at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford.

  •  Professor Christopher Millard

    Professor Christopher Millard

    Research Associate

    Christopher Millard has extensive experience of advising international businesses on information law. His current research focuses on international privacy regulation, information governance, and the impact of the Internet on privacy.

  •  Dr Rasmus Kleis Nielsen

    Dr Rasmus Kleis Nielsen

    Research Associate

    Dr Rasmus Kleis Nielsen is Research Fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and an assistant professor of communications at Roskilde University (RUC) in Denmark.

  •  Professor John Palfrey

    Professor John Palfrey

    Research Associate

    John Palfrey is Clinical Professor of Law and Executive Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard Law School. His research and teaching is focused on the impact of the Internet on democracy.

  •  Dr Alison Powell

    Dr Alison Powell

    Research Associate

    Alison Powell has interests in in community informatics, Internet policy, peer production, culture and technology, and wireless infrastructure. Her current research focuses on the social and political implications of networked communication.

  •  Professor John Powell

    Professor John Powell

    Research Associate

    John Powell is an academic public health physician and health services researcher with a particular interest in ehealth and connected health.

  •  Professor Robert D. Rogers

    Professor Robert D. Rogers

    Research Associate

    Robert Rogers is Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford. Recently, he has begun to investigate the neural mechanisms of the cognitive biases that promote problem gambling behaviour.

  •  Dr Damian Tambini

    Dr Damian Tambini

    Research Associate

    Damian Tambini is an Associate Fellow at the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), and at the Said Business School, University of Oxford. His research interests include media and telecommunications policy and democratic communication.

  •  Professor Mike Thelwall

    Professor Mike Thelwall

    Research Associate

    Mike Thelwall is Professor of Information Science and leader of the Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group at the University of Wolverhampton. His interests include webometrics, cybermetrics, blogs, Web 2.0, and scientometrics.

  •  Dr Arthur Thomas

    Dr Arthur Thomas

    Research Associate

    Arthur Thomas is the founder and continues as CEO of Proteus Associates, a consultancy specialising in applications of information technology to the life sciences. His recent work has focused on predictive computational models of biological systems.

  •  Professor Anne Trefethen

    Professor Anne Trefethen

    Research Associate

    Anne Trefethen is a Director of the Oxford e-Research Centre, University of Oxford. Her work in industry and academia focuses on numerical algorithms and software, computational science and high-performance computing.

  •  Dr Nir Vulkan

    Dr Nir Vulkan

    Research Associate

    Nir Vulkan is a Reader in Business Economics at the Said Business School, University of Oxford. His interests include economics of electronic commerce, economic design, automated trading, automated negotiations, and game theoretical analysis.

  •  Dr Ning Wang

    Dr Ning Wang

    Research Associate

    Ning Wang holds a joint position between the OII and Oxford's Mathematical Institute. His work involves in the collection and analysis of a big dataset tracking patterns of communication in online social networks.

  •  Professor Yorick Wilks

    Professor Yorick Wilks

    Research Associate

    Yorick Wilks has interests in artificial intelligence and the computer processing of language, knowledge and belief. His current research focuses on the possibility of software agents having identifiable personalities.

  •  Professor Jonathan Zittrain

    Professor Jonathan Zittrain

    Research Associate

    Jonathan Zittrain is a Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, and co-founder of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society. His interests include digital property, privacy, and speech, and the role of private 'middle people' in Internet architecture.