Matt has studied hate crime for 20 years and managed the largest dedicated study of hate victimisation in the UK.  He is Professor of Criminology at Cardiff University, and is widely considered one of the world’s leading experts on contemporary forms of hate and cybercrime. He manages all HateLab projects and leads on analysis of online and offline data.

Pete is an applied computer scientist with a principal focus on data and computational methods such as machine learning to model Web-enabled human and software behaviour – contributing to the academic fields of Social Computing, Web Science and Cybersecurity. He manages the development of machine learning classifiers for online hate speech within HateLab.

Head Analyst
Dr. Arron Cullen

Cardiff University

CullenAL@cardiff.ac.uk

Arron leads on data science analytics for the Hate Crime After Brexit and HateLab Dashboard projects. His PhD focussed on police use of social media.

Head of Programme Delivery
Dean Doyle

Cardiff University

DoyleD@cardiff.ac.uk

Dean is HateLab’s Head of Programme Delivery with responsibility for all project deliverables, planning, governance and technology migration activities. He also conducts similar duties on the Social Data Science Lab project.

Head Software Engineer
Steven Arthur

Cardiff University

Steven leads on the technical aspects of HateLab and Social Data Science Lab projects, including the HateLab Dashboard and the COSMOS data analytics platform.

Analyst
Serenay Ozalp

Cardiff University

Serenay provides data science analytical support on HateLab projects and leads on impact and engagement activities for the Social Data Science Lab.

Analyst
Pablo Ezquerra Silva

Cardiff University

Pablo is a lecturer in quantitative methods and a PhD candidate in the School of Social Sciences. He provides data science analytical support on HateLab projects.

Luke is an expert on understanding who uses Twitter through the development of demographic proxies and data linkage. He is PI on the ESRC project ‘Understanding [Online/Offline] Society: Linking Surveys with Twitter Data’ which examines the link between the expression of prejudice in online and offline settings.

Doctoral Student
Jodie Luker

Cardiff University

Jodie is a PhD candidate in HateLab. Her thesis focusses on online hate speech targeting the LGBTQAI+ community.

Doctoral Student
Maryam Saeed

Cardiff University

Maryam is a PhD candidate in HateLab. Her thesis focusses on the effectiveness of counter-narratives to tackle online hate speech in Pakistan. She is interested in gender, freedom of expression and politics of hate.

Associate
Dr. Luca Giommoni

Cardiff University

Luca is a senior lecturer in criminology in the School of Social Sciences.  He leads on network analysis in HateLab.

Associate
Dr. Alex Sutherland

Behavioural Insights Team

Alex is Chief Scientist and Director of Research and Evaluation at the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT). He leads on BIT’s involvement on the ESRC funded project Hate Crime After Brexit.

 

 

Amir is a lecturer in cybersecurity in the School of Computer Science and Informatics.  He leads statistical modelling on HateLab projects.

Doctoral Student
Sefa Ozalp

Cardiff University

ozalpas@cardiff.ac.uk

Sefa is a PhD candidate in HateLab. His PhD focusses on patterns of online hate speech in the aftermath of terror attacks across the globe.

Associate
Paul Giannasi

National Cyber Hate Crime Hub

Paul is the National Policing Advisor for Hate Crime within the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) and Director of the National Cyber Hate Crime Hub. He provides subject matter expert advice on all HateLab projects.

Doctoral Student
Jay Harley

Cardiff University

Jay is a PhD candidate in HateLab. Their thesis focusses on online hate speech targeting the transgender community.

Doctoral Student
Ben Foster

Cardiff University

Ben is a PhD candidate in HateLab. His thesis focusses on online and offline community tension and cohesion monitoring techniques.

Associate
Dr Luke Roach

Trinity Saint David

Luke is an expert in online hate and counter speech. His research includes a quantitative analysis of Islamophobia following the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attacks in Paris (MSc), an in-depth qualitative analysis of racism and homophobia on Twitter (MSc), and a detailed Computer-Mediated Discourse Analysis of the linguistics of hate and counter-speech online (PhD).