Hi, I’m Naiyan. Or as most people call me, Nay.

I am an independent researcher and a data analyst at the Office for National Statistics (ONS), UK. This blog covers my academic research to date. My research interests include social media platform and online communities. I have a specific interest in the social media platform Reddit.

I have worked with charities, community groups, co-operatives and briefly in politics. I have a postgraduate diploma in social research from the University of Birmingham, UK.

Currently I am collaborating internationally with several American academics on papers involving the social media platform Reddit. These cover health topics, literature reviews, and digital research ethics. I also have a keen interest in building my skills on machine learning, particularly with natural language processing.

I am a member of the Social Research Association, the Association of Internet Researchers and the University of Alabama Reddit Research Group.

If you’re interested in more check out my current projects and blog posts covering older topics.