Termeh Shafie

Lecturer in Social Statistics

University of Manchester


My research interest falls in the intersection of multivariate statistics and social network analysis. I like working interdisciplinary and doing research that moves across scientific borders. The projects that I have worked on and am currently working on are listed below.


  • social network analysis
  • multivariate statistics
  • information theory
  • statistical literacy


  • Ph.D. in Statistics, 2013

    Stockholm University

  • Licentiate of Philosophy in Statistics, 2008

    Umeå University

  • Master of Social Science (major in Statistics), 2006

    Umeå University

  • Master of Science in Public Administration and Economics, 2006

    Umeå University



Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Social Statistics

The University of Manchester

Jul 2018 – Present Department of Social Statistics

Postdoctoral Researcher

ETH Zürich

Nov 2017 – Jun 2018 Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences

Postdoctoral Researcher

Konstanz University

Sep 2013 – Oct 2017 Department of Computer and Information Science



Gender Dependent Structure of Dialogue Networks in Films

Using statistical entropy analysis and random multigraphs to analyse gender representation in films. More info coming soon.

Random Multigraphs

The statistical analysis and modelling of social network data represented as multigraphs. More info coming soon.

Statistical Entropy Analysis of Network Data

The applicability of statistical entropy tools for practical network analysis. More info coming soon.


The reconstruction and modelling of archaeological networks to investigate the impacts of colonial encounters in the Caribbean.


Recent presentation slides

“Gender Dependent Structures of Dialogue Networks in Films”

The 4th European Conference on Social Networks (9 Sep 2019)