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Dr Jonathan Bright

Research Associate

Dr Jonathan Bright

Research Associate


Jonathan Bright was an Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute. He specialises in computational approaches to the social and political sciences. He has two major research interests: exploring the ways in which new digital technologies are changing political participation; and investigating how new forms of data can enable local and national governments to make better decisions.

Research Interests

Social media, news, political behaviour, computational social science, big data

Positions at the OII

  • Research Associate, April 2022 -
  • Associate Professor, December 2020 - April 2022
  • Senior Research Fellow, November 2017 - April 2022
  • Research Fellow, April 2013 - November 2017


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Integrity Statement

In the past five years my work has been financially supported by UK taxpayers, the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council, the John Fell Fund, the Luminate Group, Innovate UK, NERC, the Wiener-Anspach Foundation, ERA-NET Joint Programming Initiative (European Commission), the EC 7th Framework Programme, the Lloyds Register Foundation (Alan Turing Institute), the Department for Work and Pensions and Google. In that time I have also worked as a consultant for Facebook, DFID and the ICO, and given paid lectures on the Oxford Study Abroad programme and the FCO Indian Leadership Programme.



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