Greetings 👋

I’m Andi (they/them), co-director of social policy and programme evaluation at the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) in London, UK.

My PhD was on the psychology of reasoning and I have an MSc in neuroinformatics (neuroscience and computational modelling). I originally trained in computer science.

You might be interested in my publications, a collection of tutorials I wrote (2020) on learning stats for social science using R, or some web apps I developed to assist teaching. I also blog now and again.

I’m a fully-licenced amateur radio operator (callsign M0INF) so can transmit at up to 400 Watts; however, I work around 2-4 W using an antenna inside a London flat, experimenting with verrry slooow but robust digital modes like WSPR and FT8 with the help of the ionosphere. Here is R code for querying a WSPR spot database.

I also use GitHub, mostly for dumping R code scraps, and Mastodon ( and, research focussed,

A poem

maggie and milly and molly and may
went down to the beach(to play one day)

and maggie discovered a shell that sang
so sweetly she couldn’t remember her troubles,and

milly befriended a stranded star
whose rays five languid fingers were;

and molly was chased by a horrible thing
which raced sideways while blowing bubbles:and

may came home with a smooth round stone
as small as a world and as large as alone.

For whatever we lose(like a you or a me)
it’s always ourselves we find in the sea

E. E. Cummings