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About Us

We understand social media 

Founded in 2020 by Tristan Hotham and incorporated in 2021, the Social Media Research Centre are experts in taking research from inception to completion. Here are our UK Companies House page and Crunchbase profile.

We can help you carry out social media research. Our services include social media data research consultancy through social media data gathering, analysis of social network data, report building and dissemination. If you want to learn more you can read in depth about our consultancy services here

We can help you examine social media and how they are affecting the world

We have vast experience in a range of social media fields from political communications to online user behaviour. We know how to get the data you need, how to answer the questions you have, and therefore make the best impacts possible from social media research. The analysis of platforms such as Facebook and Twitter has never been so important, and we are here to help you understand the world of social media in an ethical and scientifically rigorous way.

Our experts:


Dr. Tristan Hotham


Tristan is our founder, he holds a PhD from the University of Bath, two Master’s degrees from the universities of Bath and Durham, alongside a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Exeter. 

Tristan is an expert in social media, engagement, content, party politics and campaigning. He cut his teeth working with during and after the 2019 General Election and through work for universities, think tanks and businesses. He utilises a combination of quantitative and qualitative skills to examine social media. His work has been featured published in academic reports, books and blogs. While he has been seen in media such as the BBC, Reuters, Telegraph, Guardian, Evening Standard and The Economist. A full list of his media work can be accessed here and his research here.


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Orcid - 0000-0003-4931-9349

Google Scholar - Tristan Hotham

Crunchbase - Tristan Hotham

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Join us?

We are looking for smart people with drive, we have open positions in research and data analysis.

Come help us make social media research better. Email for more about our opportunities.

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