Ian's role is to work on activities that contribute to the running of a high quality user support service that ensures that analytical opportunities provided by ADRC Wales are accessible to the community of researchers from across social science disciplines. Work with large complex datasets to develop and enhance sources on behalf of the research community, assess and plan support for researchers and to contribute to the research activity of ADRC Wales.
I have acted as the lead quantitative investigator, and contributed to the design of funded projects within the School of Planning and Geography, Cardiff University, and in collaboration with WISERD. These research engagements have expanded my knowledge and expertise in the use of administrative and survey data. In addition to an extensive quantitative background, I have also designed and implemented qualitative studies, including; my PhD thesis, which uses visualisation software (Gephi and NodeXL) and Social Network Analysis to analyse digital data, and my recent research engagement with the School of Social Sciences on a project using mobile phone applications to generate data with young people.
Alongside this active engagement in research I have a strong teaching profile, having taught quantitative methods at M-level as part of the MSc Social Science Research Methods module, as well as Introduction to Social and Public Policy at Undergraduate Level, both at Cardiff University.
I am currently completing my PhD thesis in which I explore the digital sexual practice of men who have sex with men. I draw on Deleuze and Guattari in order to analyse ‘the digital’ from a post-humanist perspective