Patrick is an LSE Fellow in Computational Social Science in the Department of Methodology. Patrick graduated with a Masters in Physics from the University of Oxford, before completing his PhD at the Oxford Internet Institute in 2021 where he held a number of supplementary research and teaching roles.
In his PhD research Patrick worked on studying the intersection of news media and Wikipedia. Patrick analysed how current events are recorded and accessed on the online collaborative encyclopaedia as well as its implications for theories of news values, newsworthiness, and collective attention dynamics. Several works from his thesis are currently being prepared for publication.
Patrick is also establishing his own broader research agenda beyond his PhD, with themes centred around computational, social, and network science approaches towards collaborative systems, news media, and wider questions of collective attention, memory, and action. He is also keenly interested in the interaction between different online platforms and how information and individuals move between them.