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
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
- [Abstract] M. Abdou, L. Hamill and N. Gilbert, "Designing and Building an Agent-Based Model", in: J. Heppenstal, A.T. Crooks, L.M. See and M. Batty (editors), Agent-Based Models of Geographical Systems, pp. 141-165. Springer (forthcoming 2012), ISBN 9789048189274
- [Flyer] L. Hamill, "Changing Times: Home Life and Domestic Habit", in: R. Harper (editor), The Connected Home: The Future of Domestic Life, pp. 29-56. Springer (forthcoming 2011), ISBN 9780857294753
- [Full text] L. Hamill, "Complexity, Institutions and Public Policy: Agile Decision-Making in a Turbulent World" (book review), J. Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, vol. 14, no. 4, Oct. 2011
- [PDF] L. Hamill and N. Gilbert, "Simulating large social networks in agent-based models: a social circle model", Emergence: Complexity and Organization, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 78-94, Dec. 2010
- [Full paper] L. Hamill, "Agent-based modelling: the next 15 Years", J. Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, vol. 13, no. 4 (7), Oct. 2010
- [PDF] L. Hamill, "The social shaping of British communications networks prior to the First World War", Historical Social Research (Historische Sozialforschung), vol. 35, no. 1, pp. 260-288, Jan. 2010
- [Full paper] L. Hamill and N. Gilbert, "Social circles: a simple structure for agent-based social network models", J. Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, vol. 12, no. 2 (3), Mar. 2009
- [PDF] L. Hamill and N.
Gilbert, "A simple but more realistic agent-based model of a social network",
Conf. European Social Simulation Assoc. (ESSA'08), paper 28, Brescia,
[Zip archive of NetLogo simulation files]
- [PDF] L. Hamill, "Different
ways of modelling phone adoption", Conf. European Social Simulation Assoc.
(ESSA'07), pp. 367-377, Toulouse, Sep. 2007
[Zip archive of NetLogo simulation files]
- [PDF] L. Hamill, "Controlling smart devices in the home", The Information Society, vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 241-249, Sep./Oct. 2006
- [PDF] L. Hamill, "Mobiles in Japan" (book review), Science and Public Policy, vol. 33, no. 7, pp. 543-544, Aug. 2006. (A review of Personal, portable and pedestrian: mobile phones in Japanese life, ed. M. Ito, D. Okabe and M. Matsuda, MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., 2005, ISBN 0262090392)
- [PDF] L. Hamill and R. Harper, "Talking intelligence: a historical and conceptual exploration of speech-based human-machine interaction in smart homes", Intl. Symp. on Intelligent Environments, pp. 121-127, Cambridge, UK, Apr. 2006
- [PDF] J. Vincent, L. Haddon and L. Hamill, "The influence of mobile phone users on the design of 3G products and services", J. Comms. Network, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 69-73, Oct./Dec. 2005
- [Details] L. Hamill and A. Lasen (editors), Mobile World: Past, Present and Future, Springer, 2005, ISBN 1852338253
- [PDF] R Harper and L Hamill, "Kids will be kids: the role of mobiles in teenage life", in: L. Hamill and A. Lasen (editors), Mobile World: Past, Present and Future, Springer-Verlag, 2005, ISBN 1852338253
- [PDF] L. Hamill, "Digital revolution mobile revolution?", in: L. Hamill and A. Lasen (editors), Mobile World: Past, Present and Future, Springer-Verlag, 2005, ISBN 1852338253
- [PDF] L. Hamill, "Chapter 4: Time as a rare commodity in home life", pp. 63-78 in: R. Harper (editor), Inside the Smart Home, Springer-Verlag, 2003, ISBN 1852336889
- R. Harper, V. Evergeti and L. Hamill, "The social organisation of communication in the home of the twenty-first century: an analysis of the future of paper-mail and implications for the design of electronic alternatives", Cognition, Technology and Work, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 15-22, Apr. 2003
- R. Harper, V. Evergeti, L. Hamill, N. Moray and D.R. Watson, The Future of Paper-Mail in the Digital Age: an Investigation into the Affordances of Paper-Mail (report): DWRC, Univ. of Surrey, 2001
- [PDF] R. Harper, V. Evergeti, L. Hamill, and J. Strain, "Paper-mail in the home of the 21st century: an analysis of the future of paper-mail and implications for the design of electronic alternatives", Workshop on Methodological Issue in the Design of Household Technologies (Oikos), Aarhus, Denmark, Mar. 2001
- [PDF] L. Hamill, "The introduction of new technology into the household", Personal Technologies, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 54-69, 2000
- L. Hamill, "Costs and benefits of maintaining and upgrading a web site", Computer Finance, Dec. 1997
- L. Hamill and D.C. Hamill, "Animation creation", NetUser, no. 14, pp. 32-38, Aug. 1996
- [PDF] B. Davies, L. Hamill, S. Moylan and C.H. Smee, "Incomes in and out of work", Employment Gazette, pp. 237-243, June 1982
- [PDF] L. Hamill, "Wives as sole and joint breadwinners", Government Economic Service working paper no. 13, Nov. 1978
- [PDF] L. Hamill, "An explanation of the increase in female one parent families receiving supplementary benefit", Government Economic Service working paper no. 14, Nov. 1978