Mark Carrigan is a Digital Sociologist and Social Media Consultant. He is Digital Fellow at The Sociological Review and recently completed three years as Research Fellow in the Centre for Social Ontology at the University of Warwick. He co-convenes the Accelerated Academy with Filip Vostal. He’s an assistant editor of Big Data & Society, associate social media editor of the International Journal of Social Research Methodology and a founding member of the editorial boards of Discover Society and the Journal of Applied Social Theory. He is the author of Social Media for Academics, published by Sage in early 2016. This is the first book length guide to the use of social media within higher education and has been widely praised across a diverse range of reviews. He’s a former managing editor of the LSE’s British Politics and Policy blog and continues to be a research associate at the LSE’s Public Policy Group where the award winning group of blogs is based.