Jamie Bartlett


Director, CASM, Demos - 2012 - Present

  • Co-founder of the first UK think-tank research group dedicated to the study of the digital world. Brings together social and computer science specialist with policy experts for policy and technology innovation.
  • Responsible for 7 staff and an annual budget of £250k.
  • Builds new technologies and methodologies for social media research, author of several publications including on social media intelligence, counter-terrorism, political activism, research ethics.
  • Wide media impact and commentary including submissions and appearances at Select Committees. Regular media commentary and work for BBC, New York Times, the Telegraph, The Observer, Wired.

Head, Violence and Extremism Programme, Demos - 2009 - 2012

  • Ran a small research group focusing on terrorist and extremist groups
  • Conducted field research with extremist groups across Europe and North America


MSc, Internation Development - 2006, London School of Economics

  • Awarded distinction
  • Specialised in development theory, practice, and NGO management

MST, Historical Research - 2003, Oxford University

  • Awarded distinction
  • Specialised in research methods and early modern social and political history

BA, History - 2002, Southampton University

  • Awarded first class
  • Specialised in early modern social and political history

Notable publications

  • Radicals (2017) Random House
  • The Dark Net (2014) Random House
  • Understanding Political Attitudes from Twitter (2013), Demos
  • #intelligence (2012), with Sir David Omand, Demos
  • The New Face of Digital Populism (2011) Demos