Associate Professor at NUBS and Economic Networks lead in N/LAB at University of Nottingham. 

My research focuses on computational social science and using large-scale behavioural data sets to address social issues.  I hold a PhD in economic anthropology and have published on topics such as non-monetary exchange, altruism, sharing, network analysis, and the philosophy of social science.

You can find my research profile on Google Scholar here or Researchgate here.


Teaching and PhD Supervision

I teach and supervise on a variety of postgraduate modules.  Historically my teaching has focused on subjects such as consumer behaviour, digital marketing, leading big data projects, and computational research methods.  

I'm available for PhD supervision.  If you would like to undertake a research project with me please do send a copy of your proposal.

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Recent Work and Selected Publications

Smith, M., Harvey, J. (2021) Social Eating Initiatives and the Practices of Commensalism, Appetite


Lucas, B.; Francu, E.; Goulding, J; Harvey, J.; Nica-Avram, G; Perrat, B.; Smith, A. (2021) A Note on Data-driven Actor-differentiation and SDGs 2 and 12: Insights from a Food-sharing App, Research Policy


Nica-Avram, G., Harvey, J., Smith, G., Smith, A. and Goulding, J. (2020) Identifying food insecurity in food sharing networks via machine learning. Journal of Business Research


Nica-Avram, G., Harvey, J., Goulding, J., Lucas, B., Smith, A., Smith, G. and Perrat, B., (2020) FIMS: Identifying, Predicting and Visualising Food Insecurity. In Companion Proceedings of the Web Conference

Harvey, J., Smith, A., Golightly, D., Goulding, J. and Gallage, H.S., (2020) Prosocial exchange systems: Nonreciprocal giving, lending, and skill-sharing. Computers in Human Behavior


Harvey, J., Poorrezaei, M., Woodall, T., Nica-Avram, G., Smith, G., Ajiboye, T., Kholodova, K. and Zhu, K., (2020) The Smart Home: How Consumers Craft New Service Networks by Combining Heterogeneous Smart Domestic Products. Journal of Service Research


Smith, A., Harvey, J., Goulding, J., Smith, G. and Sparks, L. (2020) Exogenous cognition and cognitive state theory: the plexus of consumer analytics and decision-making. Marketing Theory

Harvey, J., Smith, A., Goulding, J., Branco, I (2019) Food sharing, redistribution, and waste reduction via mobile applications, Industrial Marketing Management

Harvey, J. Branco-Illodo, I. (2019), "Why Cryptocurrencies Want Privacy: A Review of Political Motivations and Branding Expressed in "Privacy Coin" Whitepapers", Journal of Political Marketing.

Ajiboye, T; Harvey, J; Resnick, S. (2019), "Customer engagement behaviour on social media platforms: A systematic literature review.", Journal of Customer Behaviour, Vol.18 (3), pp. 239-256.

Harvey, J., Smith, A. and Golightly, D. (2017) Economic Anthropology and Critical Realism, Journal of Critical Realism