Computer Science, University of Exeter
Kathie Treen is a final year PhD student at the University of Exeter, UK. Her PhD topic is: "Online misinformation and climate change". Whilst data science is central to this topic, the research is interdiscplinary, incorporating relevant research in quantitative social sciences, communications science and environmental politics.
During her PhD Kathie has published a review paper on Online Misinformation about Climate Change (https://wires.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/wcc.665) and a second paper published in Environmental Communication investigating climate discourse on Reddit (https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17524032.2022.2050776). She is currently researching climate change misinformation on YouTube.
Kathie has an MBA from Exeter and prior to that undertook a BSc Mathematics at Durham and an MSc in Operations Research at Lancaster. In addition to her academic qualifications Kathie has 15 years of industry experience working primarily in Reporting and Analyis / Operations in a range of organisations including QinetiQ, BAE Systems Detica, Amazon (Audible) and most recently Crowdcube.
Kathie's dissertation for her MBA was titled Measuring the Business Benefits of Social Initiatives and was undertaken with Sony Europe and won the Hutton Prize for Excellence at Exeter.