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Lynne Hamill

Lynne Hamill

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Lynne Hamill is now a Visiting Fellow at the University of Surrey, working with the Centre for Research in Social Simulation (CRESS).


In May 2010 Lynne was awarded a PhD for her thesis Communications, travel and social networks since 1840: a study using agent-based models.
Thesis abstract (PDF)
Summary chapter (PDF)
Complete thesis (PDF, 2.2MB)
Zip archive of NetLogo simulation files
For NetLogo, see http://ccl.northwestern.edu/netlogo/


For her PhD studies Lynne was based in the multidisciplinary Centre for Research in Social Simulation (CRESS), in the Department of Sociology at the University of Surrey. She was supervised by Prof Nigel Gilbert with external supervisor Prof Richard Harper of Microsoft Research, which sponsored her studies. (Lynne also holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Southampton and a master's degree from University College London, both in economics.)

Prior to her PhD research, Lynne was Deputy Director then Executive Director of the Digital World Research Centre at the University of Surrey, where she was involved in a wide range of projects investigating the relationship between people, society and digital technologies: see publications below.

However, most of Lynne's career was as a civil servant: she was an economic adviser in the Government Economic Service and later an administrator. During that time she worked for the Department of Health and Social Security, the National Audit Office, HM Customs and Excise, and the Department of Transport. She covered issues including consumer behaviour, taxation and benefits, public expenditure policy, investment appraisal, and corporate and business planning.

Lynne enjoys driving her Welsh mountain pony. She is a past chairman and a vice-president of the British Mule Society. She is treasurer of the South Downs Harness Club, and secretary and trustee of The Friends of Chiddingfold Surgery.

Email: lynne at hamill dot co dot uk