social, economic, and policy worlds using complexity and systems science
Hi, I'm Pete...
I am a social scientist, economist, and complexity scientist. I regularly use research methods such as agent-based modelling, systems mapping, and network analysis in my applied environmental, energy, and public health research and policy analysis.
I am currently a Senior Research Associate in Complexity Economics at the University of Oxford, based in the Institute for New Economic Thinking and the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. I am also a Research Associate at St Catherine's College, Oxford, a member of the the Centre for the Evaluation of Complexity Across the Nexus (CECAN), and a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Research in Social Simulation (CRESS) and Department of Sociology at the University of Surrey.
Previously, I was a Senior Research Fellow and ESRC Innovation Fellow at the University of Surrey (based in CECAN and CRESS, both in the Department of Sociology). I have also been a Research Fellow at the Policy Studies Institute and regularly undertake consultancy work for the public and private sectors. I completed my PhD in agent-based modelling at the University of Surrey in 2014.
I live in west London, have three kids (!!), enjoy cycling, and am a vegetarian.
I am always happy to talk about any of the subjects above, or explore new opportunities for collaboration, get in touch at
To have a look at my academic publications you can find my Google Scholar page here. The website for my ESRC fellowship on public-private partnerships and collaboration also has lots of information and can be found here.