April DFL outing!

On the 3rd of April, the team went out to Pizza Workshop on Whiteladies! Vegan burrata was especially praised (although lovely pizza too!)

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AI UK 2024

Last week, Romana attended the AI UK 2024 conference, hosted by the Turing Institute and aiming to showcase innovations in data science and AI. The conference took place over two days, and was held at the […]

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DFL trip to Leeds!

DFL took part in the Consumer data applications: Causal research in novel linked datasets. The workshop took place on the 21st of March and was organised jointly by two Turing Interest groups: Novel data linkages for […]

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Poppy presented at the PGR Spring Symposium

Yesterday, Poppy presented at the Faculty of Health Sciences Spring Symposium in Bristol, where she shared plans for her PhD on exploring inequalities in managing menstrual symptoms using shopping data. The symposium was attended by 50 people […]

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JGI International Women’s Day Seminar

On the 8th of March, Anya presented at the JGI International Women’s Day Seminar. She talked about her path in health data science as well as reflected on difficulties accounted along the way. The event was […]

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Funding success!

This week, Romana and Neo have both been awarded a £400 Research Staff Development Fund. For Romana, the fund will enable her to attend two significant Turing events: the Causal Research Workshop and the AI UK […]

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How your shopping could save lives

We worked with We The Curious (WTC) and Woven Films to create a video explaining some aspects of our research with shopping data. Check out a blog by WTC featuring a video with Lizzie Dolan and […]

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Xmas Social 2023!

Yesterday we had our Christmas dinner 2023 at Muiño Bristol. Also massive congratulations to Dr Romana Burgess for passing her viva!

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Faculty of Health Sciences PGR Symposium

On Thursday 26th October, our new PhD student Poppy attended the Faculty of Health Sciences PGR Symposium at Bristol Aerospace. Taking place besides the Concorde, the day began with a keynote lecture from Dr Kaitlin Wade […]

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CLOSURE Data Linkage meeting

On 25th of October, Anya presented at ClOSURE Data Linkage about our work with ALSPAC and shopping data linkages. She provided overview of the project, linkage update and plan for next steps, including ESRC Data Services […]

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Virtual panel organised by RSS

On friday the 20th of October, Anya took part in a panel organised by The Royal Statistical Society Data Governance and Ethics Section on International approaches to the legal, governance and ethical challenges of social media […]

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Welcome Poppy – our new PhD student!

This week we welcome Poppy Taylor who is starting a PhD student with Digital Footprints Lab, co-funded by The Health Foundation. Her PhD will evaluate the utility and acceptability of using a novel health data source […]

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Digital Footprints ’23 Conference Proceedings

We are delighted to announce that the Conference Proceedings for The Digital Footprints ’23 Conference have been published in the International Journal of Population Data Science. The proceedings were compiled by Dr. Anya Skatova, in collaboration […]

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We are hiring!

An exciting fully funded PhD position has opened up at the Digital Footprints Lab to start in October 2023. The PhD project focuses on the utility of using shopping data to understand female reproductive health. This […]

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We are hiring!

Job Advertisement Post! Are you looking for a job in behavioural data science as a postdoc? Do you want to work with novel approaches to improve public health? Look no further and join Digital Footprints Lab […]

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1st Digital Footprints Conference at Bristol!

Last month I had the pleasure of organising and co-chairing (with Michelle Morris) the 1st Digital Footprints Conference, which took place at the University of Bristol in the magnificent Wills Memorial Building. We conceived this one-day […]

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New paper published

Anya published a paper in Plos One from Value of Personal Data project together with collaborators Rebecca McDonald (University of Birmingham), Sinong Ma (Queens University Belfast) and Carsten Maple (University of Warwick). It uses Willingness to […]

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AI UK 2023

Back in March, Anya participated in the panel discussion at the AI UK 2023 that took place in the Queen Elizabeth II Centre in Westminster, London; together with together with Johanna Hutchinson (UKHSA), Albert King (NHS […]

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New paper published

A protocol describing how to link shopping history data into a longitudinal population study has been published on Wellcome Open Research by Anya in collaboration with Andy Boyd. The paper uses Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents […]

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Funding Success

Neo has recently been awarded two funds, including a £5,000 Seed Corn Fund from the Jean Golding Institute (JGI) and a £400 Research Staff Development Fund. The JGI Seed Corn Fund will be used to conduct […]

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Welsh NHS Confederation Conference

Back in November, Anya presented her and lab’s work at the Welsh NHS Confederation Conference in Cardiff. It was attended by over 800 attendees from Welsh NHS, central and local government, charities, community groups, industry and […]

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Writing day at the Alan Turing Institute

25.10.2022: Digital Footprints Lab had a very productive writing day at the Alan Turing Institute, located at the British Library, London. After all previous attempts with rail strikes and COVID cancellations, we finally made it! Compulsory […]

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Presenting to Statistical Genetics Group, IEU

18.10.2022: Anya and Neo presented our lab’s work with shopping data to Statistical Genetics group at the MRC IEU, University of Bristol, led by Gib Hemani. We had a great discussion about potential of the shopping […]

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Invited talks – Levelling up and LV=

On 21st of September, Anya, together with James Goulding and Georgiana Nica-Avram from N/Lab at University of Nottingham, presented to the Spatial Unit at Levelling Up Department on Shopping Data and Inequalities. The slides can be […]

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Writing day and Steve send off

On the 20th of September Digital Footprints group (or at least most of its members!) had a writing day which turned very productive for everyone! We also had a dinner out and drinks to say good […]

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