I’m Andi (they/them), a social scientist in London, UK. I work at an independent research organisation, where I lead social policy and programme evaluations. I originally trained in computer science (Queen’s University Belfast), and still have a fondness for algorithms and logics. My PhD was on the psychology of reasoning and MSc in neuroinformatics (neuroscience and computational modelling), both from the University of Edinburgh.

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. Try starting here for a way in.

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.

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