Model: Mike Thelwall. Artist: Zahra Uppal.

Mike Thelwall

Professor of Information Science; researching big data: webometrics, social media metrics, and sentiment analysis; developing quantitative web methods for Twitter, social networks, YouTube, and various types of link and impact metrics; conducting impact assessments for organisations, such as the UNDP. Blog about the use of alternative metrics for research evaluation.

Member of the Forum for Responsible Metrics

School of Mathematics and Computing, University of Wolverhampton, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1LY, UK. Tel. +44 1902 321470. Fax +44 1902 321478. m dot thelwall at ORCID: 0000-0001-6065-205X.

  • Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group (REF2014 UK research evaluation score: 3.37 out of 4, which is higher than the institution-wide average of every single British university).
  • Research Associate, Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford University.
  • Docent, Department of Information Studies, Åbo Akademi University, Finland.



Free academic research software

Summer schools and workshops


Refereed journal articles - contact m dot thelwall at for copies. See also publications organised by topic area, and Google Scholar list.


Book chapters




MPhil/PhD Students

Former PhD Students

PhD Examinations (35)



Bass guitarist in the Atomic Rooster tribute band Nutha Clucker.