PhD Researcher, Anthropology, UCL

Dave Cook is a PhD researcher in the Anthropology Department at UCL (University College London). His research interests include the future of work, the gig economy, remote work, globalisation, neoliberalism and design cultures. He is conducting ethnographic fieldwork on digital nomadism and location-independent work, in South East Asia.

Dave has worked as a journalist, designer HCI specialist and ethnographer. He is director of the design consultancy What People Want.


  • –present
    PhD Researcher, Anthropology, UCL , UCL


  • 2017 
    UCL, MSc Digital Anthropology