I am a PhD student at the University of Nottingham. My PhD project investigates the way digital geosocial data (e.g. georeferenced social media content) feature in geographical knowledge practices, that aim to understand places (i.e. the relationship between activities, experiences and their milieux on the level of neighbourhoods, cities or regions). Theoretically, my project is informed by concepts from Science, Society and Technology Studies (STS), Human Geography and Critical Data Studies.
I see my PhD research as an instantiation of my broader interest in exploring the links between epistemology and practice. I am interested in the epistemology of the social and behavioural sciences, as well links between epistemology as practice in mental health and education. I am also passionate about interdisciplinary and mixed-methods research. My professional history demonstrates this passion. Prior to my PhD studies I conducted research in various fields including psychology (psychopathology), cognitive science, human factors / ergonomics and organisational innovation. My PhD research draws on science studies, human geography and critical data studies. These topic areas also include various instantiations of digital culture.
In terms of practical experience, working as an assistant psychologist in a community mental health service was one of the most formative experiences of my life so far. I also have extensive experience in organising conferences. Moving several times within Europe between 2010 and 2015 (Hungary, France, Ireland, UK) taught me patience and the importance of questioning my assumptions. Since 2014 I have been based in the UK (first London, followed by Southampton and finally Nottingham). I feel very fortunate that I have the chance to discover various bits and pieces of British culture over a more extended period.
Past research projects include human factors & socio-technical systems, social influence & marketing strategy, joint action and psychopathology. Connecting themes between these seemingly distant topics are my interest in applied epistemology, relational and process ontologies, change & well being, interdisciplinary research and dynamical and situated models of intersubjectivity.
BuildingLoks expresses the triad of [enacting worlds through our own Building Blocks (ontologies)] + [finding appropriate units of analysis to understand Locations] + [understanding each other across ‘cultures’: loCal (EN) ~ loKális (HUN)]