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Hi there 👋

I'm Joshua Melville, a Sociologist, Social Network Analyst and expert in the creation of digital tools and methods that advance social research.

My personal mission is to develop human-centered, inclusive, and impactful tools that empower individuals to overcome inequality, injustice and disadvantage.

  • 🔭 Currently working full-time for the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health & Wellbeing at Northwestern Univerisity, Chicago.
  • 🎯 Based in Cape Town 🇿🇦 but a UK citizen 🇬🇧
  • 🎸 My main gig is Network Canvas - a survey ecosystem for personal networks research that came out of my PhD research. I lead the design and development of the software.
  • 🤔 I’m open to new projects and collaborations! Contact me at joshmelville at gmail dot com if you'd like to talk.


  1. Simplifying complex network data collection.

    JavaScript 44 18

  2. A tool that builds Network Canvas interviews.

    JavaScript 2 1

  3. A tool for storing, analyzing, and exporting Network Canvas interview data.

    JavaScript 2 1

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October 2021

Opened 1 pull request in 1 repository
complexdatacollective/Documentation 1 merged
Reviewed 2 pull requests in 2 repositories
complexdatacollective/Architect 1 pull request
complexdatacollective/Interviewer 1 pull request

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