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Jonathan Davies

Jonathan holds an MSc in Human Geography: Society and Space (Distinction) from the University of Bristol and a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Sciences with a Year in North America from the University of East Anglia. Prior to joining Warwick as a PhD student within the EPSRC CDT in Urban Science, he worked for both the University of Bristol and Local Government (within the Energy Conservation and Initiatives Office) supporting processes of urban governance and urban regeneration and planning. As part of his CDT training, Jonathan has spent time at the Centre for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) in New York. 

His key research aim is to investigate the use of collaboratively-produced information to advise and support decision making, specifically to help governments identify and prioritise context-specific policy. He is particularly interested in whether the data collated can itself be used to determine or predict future public policy. 

More broadly, Jonathan is interested in the relationship between this collaboratively-produced information and other official data sources when data is categorised, or not categorised, as city-scale and the resulting systematising networks which can give a provisional ‘ordering’ to urban life.

Alignment with EPSRC research areas: Digital Economy; Behavioural Research; Social Computing/Interactions; Networks (Social Data Science); Data Science of Government & Politics

For more information on Jonathan’s research, please see his online portfolio.