I am currently director of the Cathie Marsh Institute for social research.
I have a BSc in mathematics from Loughborough University and an MSc also in mathematics from Oxford University. I continued at Oxford to complete a DPhil which was a jointly awarded by mathematics and sociology. I joined Manchester in 2009 having previously worked at East London, Westminster and Greenwich universities. I helped co-found the Mitchell centre for social network analysis which evolved from the existing Manchester Social Networks Group. The centre is named after Clyde Mitchell who was a founding father of the discipline whilst he was a Professor here in Manchester. In addition Clyde was my sociology supervisor for my DPhil at Oxford.
I am a past president of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA) and a Simmel award holder (the highest award given by the organization). I was elected an academician of the Academy of Social Sciences in 2004.
I am a co-author of the software package UCINET the world's most commonly used software for analyzing social network data. I have consulted extensively on the use of networks with government agencies as well as public and private companies
I regularly give workshops, training and consultancy on social network analysis particularly relating to the software package UCINET to both private and public sector companies. Please feel free to contact me todiscuss any requirements you may have in this area.We hold a yearly workshop on the analysis of social networks here at Manchestersee the Mitchell Centre website for further information.