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Top Influencers: 18 UK Research Associate’s To Follow in 2022

Research Associate play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the Research Associate role. We have selected these Research Associate’s for this list as they are inspiring for a variety of reasons – whether that’s pushing boundaries, creating groundbreaking products, or doing their bit to save the world.

Our analysts did their best to select be best, and most innovative Research Associate’s. The list is in no particular order!

Martin Kleppmann

Research Associate @ University of Cambridge

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Dr Martin Kleppmann is a researcher in distributed systems at the University of Cambridge, and author of the acclaimed book “Designing Data-Intensive Applications” (O’Reilly Media, 2017). In his previous startup career he co-founded Rapportive in 2010 (acquired by LinkedIn in 2012) and Go Test It in 2007 (acquired by Red Gate Software in 2009). Learn more about Martin Kleppmann on Crunchbase…

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Dr Zheng Yuan

Research Associate @ University of Cambridge

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Anton Dek

Research Associate @ Cambridge Judge Business School

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Anton is a data science specialist with a PhD and experience both in academia and the private sector. Anton’s research interests include the cryptoassets market and its behavioural aspects. Anton is the co-author of the Cambridge Bitcoin Electricity Consumption Index, the real-time estimate of the total electricity load and consumption of the Bitcoin network. Previously, Anton taught Data Science at Karazin Kharkiv National University and the University of Barcelona. He also worked at, and then managed, an analytics company where he mastered the software development cycle and came across Bitcoin while working on its price modelling. Prior to his work with cryptoassets, Anton specialised in renewable energy and conducted nuclear safety tests at the Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology as a Research Fellow. Anton holds an MSc in Applied Physics and an MSc in Applied Economics from the Karazin Kharkiv National University. Learn more about Anton Dek on Crunchbase…

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Tongyun Li

Research Associate @ University of Cambridge

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Angela Sormani

Senior Research Associate @ Preqin

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Preqin provides financial data and information on the alternative assets market. Read more aboutPreqin on Crunchbase…

Andrew Smith

Senior Research Associate @ Manchester Metropolitan University

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Catherine Kirkup

Research Associate @ National Foundation for Educational Research

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Daniel Foster-Smith

Research Associate @ Newcastle University

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Xenia Miscouridou

Research Associate @ Imperial College London

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Julia Shaw

Research Associate @ University College London (UCL)

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Julia Shaw is a memory hacker and psychological scientist in the Department of Psychology at University College London (UCL). She is best known for her work in the area of false memories – memories of things that never actually happened. She is also known for her work in the area of criminal psychology. In 2016 she published her bestselling book “The Memory Illusion: Remembering, Forgetting, and the Science of False Memory”, which will appear in 14 languages. Her next book, due to appear in the spring of 2018, is entitled “Making Evil: The Science Behind Humanity’s Dark Side”. She is also a regular contributor to Scientific American. Besides her research, she delivers business, legal, military, and police talks on preventing common memory mistakes, and making the most of our faulty memory. She also works with workplaces to ensure best practices for dealing with vulnerable populations. Julia Shaw also consults regularly as an expert on legal cases, particularly cases involving historical allegations. Her work has been featured on TV, radio, in print, and online, including in outlets such as Discovery Channel, BBC, CNN World, Russia Today, New York Magazine, The Times, The Telegraph, NPR, The Daily Mail, Pour le Science, and The Sun. Learn more about Julia Shaw on Crunchbase…

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Giovanni Quattrone

Research Associate @ University College London (UCL)

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Giovanni Quattrone is a Lecturer in Computing Science, School of Science and Technology, Department of Computer Science, Research Group in Applied Software Engineering at Middlesex University in London, UK. He also is an honorary member of the Department of Computer Science at University College London, UK. Prior to joining Middlesex University, he was a Research Fellow at the Geospatial Analytics and Computing Group at University College London. Prior to joining the Geospatial Analytics and Computing Group, he was a Research Fellow at the Department of Computer Science at University College London. He joined University College London in 2010 thanks to the FP7-PEOPLE-2009-IEF Marie Curie Action. Learn more about Giovanni Quattrone on Crunchbase…

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Tim Wood

Research Associate @ University of Leuven

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Tim is a PhD student at the University of Bristol, currently working at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, and is supervised by Nigel Smart. His main fields of study are secret-sharing and general multiparty computation. Learn more about Tim Wood on Crunchbase…

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Richard Kay

Senior Research Associate @ University of Cambridge

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Alexandra Schneiders

Research Associate @ University College London (UCL)

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Alexandra Schneiders is a Research Associate at the UCL Energy Institute. Her research focuses on the regulatory requirements for the acceptability of peer-to-peer energy trading and demand side management through blockchains in the UK and EU. More broadly, she is interested in the interaction between industry, government and consumers within peer-to-peer (P2P) platforms. Alexandra has degrees in law and politics. Before joining UCL she worked as a policy and legal consultant for energy sector clients and the European Commission in Brussels. Learn more about Alexandra Schneiders on Crunchbase…

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Piers Gaffney

Research Associate @ Imperial College London

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Karina Vold

Research Associate @ University of Cambridge

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Michael Fell

Research Associate @ University College London (UCL)

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Michael Fell is a social researcher at University College London’s Energy Institute, where his work focuses on social implications of blockchain-enabled energy retail markets, and the transition to more flexible and/or local energy systems. Learn more about Michael Fell on Crunchbase…

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Jessica Wade

Postdoctoral Research Associate @ Imperial College London

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