Giuseppe Alessandro Veltri

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Giuseppe Alessandro Veltri holds a BSc in Communication Sciences from the University of Siena, an MSc in Social Research Methods from the Methodology Institute of the London School of Economics (LSE) and a PhD in Social Psychology from the LSE. He has been Associate Professor at University of Leicester and Honorary Fellow at Faculty of Engineering of the University of Bristol. He is a founding member of the Leicester Computational Social Science Group and British Academy Newton Fellow 2016. He has been Lecturer at University of East Anglia and a scientific fellow at the European Commission JRC Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS). Before joining the IPTS, he has been a research associate at the Institut Jean Nicod (Ecole Normale Supérieure) in Paris. He has taught extensively in the fields of methodology of social research and computational social science

Carriera accademica ed attività didattica

See CV

Interessi di ricerca

My current research agenda and my research-led teaching focuses on three areas: 1) The study of public opinion dynamics and social representations using a computational social science framework; 2) The development of research methodologies of a computational  and experimental nature to social science problems 3) Cognitive Sociology and behavioural research.

Attività di ricerca

The most updated  and accurate repository of my pubblications is on ResearchGate. Alternatively, the tab publications of this webpage contains most of them but it is updated less frequently.


Appartenenza a società e comitati scientifici
  • British Academy Newton Fellow 2017
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)in the UK, 2014 to present.
  • Association of Internet Researchers (AOIR). Member 2014 to present.
  • International Network of Social Network Analysis (INSNA), Member 2011-present.
  • International Association of Applied Psychology, Member, 2011–present
  • The Sociology of Science and Technology Network (SSTNET) 2010–present. Member of the Board.
Premi e riconoscimenti
  • 2015. Horizon 2020. HORIZON 2020. Project grant: Euros 2,724,473. WP University of Leicester: Euros 274,563. Project:Re.Cri.RE. WP on online public opinion analysis using ’Big Data’.
  • Senior Research staff,“Framework Contract on Behavioural Studies”, European Commission EAHC/2011/CO/01,Euro 10,000,000, January 15, 2012 to December 31, 2016.
  • DG SANCO 2014: Study on marketing to children through social media, online games and mobile applications. Value: Euros 530,000.
  • DG SANCO 2013: Study on online gambling and adequate measures for the protection of consumers of gambling services. Value: Euros 316,000
  • DG SANCO 2012/2013: Study on tobacco labelling and packaging. Value: Euros 285,000
  • DG CLIMA 2012/2013: Study on testing CO2 Car Labelling options and consumer information. Value: Euros 275,000
  • JRC IPTS 2012/2013: Using social media to nudge increased physical activity in young citizens. Value: Euros 30,000
Convegni e conferenze
  • Veltri, G.A. "European Parents' Risk Perception of Online Hazards: A Data Science Approach" the XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology (July 15-21, 2018) Toronto, Canada. 
  • Veltri, G.A. Views of context, cognitive sociology of culture.31st International Congress of Psychology (ICP), July 24-29 2016, Yokohama
  • Veltri, G.A. Media ecology measurements for global science news. MACAS conference, 6-9 March 2015, Istanbul.
  • Veltri, G.A. Climate change on twitter, a computational study. XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology Jul/13/2014 - Jul/19/2014, Yokohama.
  • Veltri, G.A. and Gagliolo M. Behavioural styles of online protest groups: an empirical analysis. European Social Network Analysis Conference, 3-9 June 2014,
  • Veltri, G.A. and Gagliolo M. Protest friends: Facebook for protest movements. T4 Social Media: Transforming Audiences conference. 2-3 September 2013, University of Westminster, London.
  • Veltri, G.A. and Gagliolo M. Protest friends: Facebook & and the NO-TAV movement. 11th European Sociological Association Conference. 28th-31st August 2013, Turin, Italy.
  •  Veltri, G.A. A network approach to media analysis and text mining. Media Monitoring Workshop, University of Istanbul Bilgi, Istanbul, 7-9 January 2013.
  • Veltri, G.A. Nanotechnology in the Social Web. In: 4S Conference (the Society for the Social Studies of Science), November 2–5, 2011, Cleveland, OH.
  • Veltri, G.A. A network approach to study the European Public Sphere. In: 10th Conference of the European Sociological Association, September 7–10, 2011, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Veltri, G.A. Applying latent semantic analysis to media representation: the case of Nanotechnology in Spain. In: Science and the Public 6th Annual Conference, July 2-3, 2011. London, UK.
  •  Veltri, G.A. Public opinion analysis and new technologies’ representations. In: Second International Conference on Science in Society, November 11-13, 2010. Madrid, Spain.
  • Veltri, G.A. and A. Suerdem. Worldviews and GMO’s discourses in Turkey: operationalizing semiotic/actor network theory. EASST 2010 (European Association of Science and Technology Studies), September 2-4, 2010. Trento, Italy.
  • Veltri, G.A. Public Engagement on science and technology in Europe. In: 2nd Annual Princeton Conference on Psychology and Policymaking, February 19-20, 2010. Princeton University, USA.
  • Veltri, G.A. Inter coder reliability in the age of web sharing . In: 2nd International Workshop on Computer-Aided Qualitative Research, June 4-5, 2009. Utrecht, Netherlands.
  • Veltri, G.A. Nanotechnology in the British public opinion: a process of making sense. In: VIII International Conference on Social Representations, August 28-
  • September 1, 2009. Rome, Italy.
  • Veltri, G.A. Beyond anchoring and objectifications: explorations in social representations theory. In: Inter University Graduate Conference in Social Representations,
  • May 22- 24, 2006. Cambridge University, UK.