Dr Jennifer Badham
|Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology||B3, Basement, Back of 32 Old Elvet|
|DRMC Programme Lead for MDS (Health Data Science) in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Health|
|Fellow of the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing|
I joined the Department of Sociology as Assistant Professor in Social Data Science in 2021 following postdoctoral positions modelling health behaviour at University of Surrey, Queen's University Belfast, and Durham University. Prior to entering academia, I was a senior health policy advisor in Australia, developing government and industry positions on topics such as electronic health records and private health insurance funding.
Much of my research concerns the ways in which social structure shapes the transmission of ideas, disease or behaviour. I both use and extend computational methods that are drawn from complexity science, such as agent-based modelling and network analysis. I am also interested in methods as a topic of study rather than simply a tool, particularly how models are used in policy processes and how people relate to models and data.
- Network diffusion
- Social network structure
- Computational methods for complex systems
- Public engagement
- Health and Social Theory
Chapter in book
- Groff, Elizabeth R. & Badham, Jennifer (2020). Examining guardianship against theft. In Agent-Based Modelling for Criminological Theory Testing and Development. Gerritsen, Charlotte & Elffers, Hank Routledge. 71-103.
- Elsenbroich, Corinna & Badham, Jennifer (2023). Negotiating a Future that is not like the Past. International Journal of Social Research Methodology 26(2): 207-213.
- Badham, Jennifer, Barbrook-Johnson, Pete, Caiado, Camila & Castellani, Brian (2021). Justified Stories with Agent-Based Modelling for Local COVID-19 Planning. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 24(1): 8.
- Befani, Barbara, Elsenbroich, Corinna & Badham, Jen (2021). Diagnostic evaluation with simulated probabilities. Evaluation 27(1): 102-115.
- Badham, Jennifer, Kee, Frank & Hunter, Ruth F. (2021). Network structure influence on simulated network interventions for behaviour change. Social Networks 64: 55-62.
- Best, Paul, Badham, Jennifer, McConnell, Tracey & Hunter, Ruth F. (2021). Participatory theme elicitation: open card sorting for user led qualitative data analysis. International Journal of Social Research Methodology
- Yap, Jade, McCartan, Claire, Davidson, Gavin, White, Chris, Bradley, Liam, Webb, Paul, Badham, Jennifer, Breslin, Gavin & Best, Paul (2020). An exercise intervention for people with serious mental illness: Findings from a qualitative data analysis using participatory theme elicitation. Health Expectations 23(6): 1579-1593.
- Badham, Jennifer, Kee, Frank & Hunter, Ruth F. (2019). Effectiveness variation in simulated school-based network interventions. Applied Network Science 4(1): 70.
- Badham, Jennifer, Elsawah, Sondoss, Guillaume, Joseph H. A., Hamilton, Serena H., Hunt, Randall J., Jakeman, Anthony J., Pierce, Suzanne A., Snow, Valerie O., Babbar-Sebens, Meghna, Fu, Baihua, Gober, Patricia, Hill, Mary C., Iwanaga, Takuya, Loucks, Daniel P., Merritt, Wendy S., Peckham, Scott D., Richmond, Amy K., Zare, Fateme, Ames, Daniel & Bammer, Gabriele (2019). Effective modeling for Integrated Water Resource Management: A guide to contextual practices by phases and steps and future opportunities. Environmental Modelling & Software 116: 40-56.
- Hamilton, Serena H., Fu, Baihua, Guillaume, Joseph H. A., Badham, Jennifer, Elsawah, Sondoss, Gober, Patricia, Hunt, Randall J., Iwanaga, Takuya, Jakeman, Anthony J., Ames, Daniel P., Curtis, Allan, Hill, Mary C., Pierce, Suzanne A. & Zare, Fateme (2019). A framework for characterising and evaluating the effectiveness of environmental modelling. Environmental Modelling & Software 118: 83-98.
- Badham, Jennifer, Chattoe-Brown, Edmund, Gilbert, Nigel, Chalabi, Zaid, Kee, Frank & Hunter, Ruth F. (2018). Developing agent-based models of complex health behaviour. Health & Place 54: 170-177.
- Badham, Jennifer, Kee, Frank & Hunter, Ruth F. (2018). Simulating network intervention strategies: Implications for adoption of behaviour. Network Science 6(2): 265-280.
- Badham, Jennifer, Jansen, Chipp, Shardlow, Nigel & French, Thomas (2017). Calibrating with Multiple Criteria: A Demonstration of Dominance. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 20(2): 11.
- Barbrook-Johnson, Peter, Badham, Jennifer & Gilbert, Nigel (2017). Uses of Agent-Based Modeling for Health Communication: the TELL ME Case Study. Health Communication 32(8): 939-944.
- Elsenbroich, Corinna & Badham, Jennifer (2016). The Extortion Relationship: A Computational Analysis. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 19(4): 8.