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Dr David Ellis

Lecturer in Computational Social Science, Lecturer

David Ellis

Lancaster University

Fylde College



Tel: +44 1524 593207


David is a 50th Anniversary Lecturer in the Department of Psychology.

He obtained a degree in psychology at The University of Glasgow, followed by an MSc and PhD. Both his Masters and PhD were funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. He was previously a research fellow at Lancaster University (2012-2013) and a lecturer in the School of Psychology at The University of Lincoln (2013-2015).

In addition to university led research, he has also completed internships in the public and private sectors, including an ESRC funded placement at The Scottish Government in 2011.


Research Interests

The majority of my research considers how recent methodological developments in technology and data collection (often referred to as digital traces) can reveal information about individuals and their behaviour. This often involves the integration of converging evidence from laboratory based behavioural experiments and large scale secondary data analysis.

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Active Grants

Co-I/ Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats: Phase II 2018-2020 - Awarded £2.88M by ESRC in 2018

PI/ A workshop exporing visual feedback from wearable data  - Awarded £2,360 by EPSRC in 2018

PI/ A workshop to aid the development of wearable interventions within primary care - Awarded £2,500 by EPSRC in 2018

Co-I/ Pledging a meet-free month: An experience sampling study with smartphones - Awarded $41,181 by Animal Charity Evaluators in 2017

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