Academic Bio

I’m Dr. James Ashford, and I’m a Research Associate at Cardiff University with an interest in understanding how people use social media though techniques such as social network analysis.

I have a PhD in Computer Science from Cardiff University, in which I produced a thesis titled “A network science framework for detecting disruptive behaviour on social media”

Research Interests

My research interests include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Social Network Analysis
  • Social Media Usage
  • Data Science
  • Data Visualisation
  • Mis/Disinformation
  • Machine Learning
  • Python Programming
  • Data Structures and Algorithms

Personal Bio

Personal Interests

I have a broad range of interests / hobbies. I also enjoy learning new skills. A few of interests includes:

  • Reading
  •  The Bible, Christian / Theological
  •  Productivity
  •  A bit of fiction
  • Writing
  • Spending time outdoors
  • Cycling and running
  • Cooking
  • Card tricks
  • Learning new skills


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