Her current work investigates these questions through analysis of data from online activity alongside large scale records of real world behaviour, drawing on her background in cognitive science, linguistics and computer science.
Moat was awarded a Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh and won a series of prizes during her studies. Since 2011, Moat has secured £3.3 million of funding from UK, EU and US research agencies. Her work has been featured by television, radio and press worldwide, including recent pieces on CNN and the BBC.
She is Assistant Professor of Behavioural Science at Warwick Business School, where she co-directs a small research team working on these questions.
A selection of coverage by The Guardian, BBC, New Scientist, Bloomberg Businessweek and Wired
Interviews with CNN (TV), BBC (TV), Newstalk Ireland (radio) and Classic FM (radio)
The Future Orientation Index, calculated using Google data, for 2012 (rankings, map) and 2011 (rankings, map). See paper for more
Paper: Quantifying Wikipedia Usage Patterns Before Stock Market Moves
Paper: Quantifying Trading Behavior in Financial Markets Using Google Trends
Paper: Quantifying the Advantage of Looking Forward