About Me

I am a data scientist with a PhD in geospatial renewable energy modelling, with professional experience analysing electricity consumption data. I have a keen personal interest in smart home technology, having built a range of sensors to collect data and automate tasks throughout my home. I am a creative thinker who is proficient at writing efficient code to solve technical challenges and using data visualisation to communicate results, and champion the use of human centred design approaches to ensure projects meet the needs of people.


L.K. Sawyer, S. Kemp, P.A.B. James, M. Harper, Noisy and restless: 24 h in an NHS community hospital ward, a qualitative and quantitative analysis of the patient environment, Building and Environment, Volume 175, 2020, 106795, ISSN 0360-1323, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2020.106795.

Michael Harper, Ben Anderson, Patrick A.B. James, AbuBakr S. Bahaj, Onshore wind and the likelihood of planning acceptance: Learning from a Great Britain context, Energy Policy, Volume 128, 2019, Pages 954-966, ISSN 0301-4215, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2019.01.002.

Michael Harper, Ben Anderson, Patrick James, AbuBakr Bahaj, Assessing socially acceptable locations for onshore wind energy using a GIS-MCDA approach, International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies, Volume 14, Issue 2, June 2019, Pages 160–169, https://doi.org/10.1093/ijlct/ctz006