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David StillwellDr. David Stillwell

Lecturer in Big Data Analytics and Quantitative Social Science
Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

Deputy Director
The Psychometrics Centre, University of Cambridge

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Biography

While researching for my PhD in cognitive decision-making, I founded and programmed a Facebook application called myPersonality that provides real psychological questionnaires and gives users feedback on their results. More than 6 million individuals have taken a questionnaire. As lecturer in Big Data Analytics and Quantitative Social Science at Judge Business School in Cambridge University, and Deputy Director of the Psychometrics Centre, I currently collaborate with researchers in different disciplines to mine the myPersonality database for interesting research findings and to publish the results in peer-reviewed academic journals.

I am open to consulting for and collaborating with companies, both to put research findings into practice and to take advantage of the different resources that companies can bring to bear on research problems. I am regularly invited to speak to businesses on the topic of making the most of big data using psychology.

I am keen on disseminating my research through the media. I interviewed on CNN, Sky News, and various radio stations including BBC World Business Report about my Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences article linking Facebook Likes with intimate personal traits [watch coverage]. The article was listed in the top 10 most influential papers of 2013 by Altmetric.

Academic Positions
2015 - Present Lecturer in Big Data Analytics and Quantitative Social Science
Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
2014 - Present Deputy Director
The Psychometrics Centre, University of Cambridge
2012 - 2014 Research Associate
The Psychometrics Centre, Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge
2008 - 2011 Ph.D. in the area of decision-making [Thesis]
Funded by a European Social Research Council (ESRC) Studentship
School of Psychology, University of Nottingham with Dr Richard Tunney
2007 - 2008 M.Sc. (with merit) Psychological Research Methods
Funded by a European Social Research Council (ESRC) Studentship
School of Psychology, University of Nottingham
2004 - 2007 B.Sc. Hons (first class) Psychology
School of Psychology, University of Nottingham

Last updated January 2016