About us

The team


Sana is Professor of Practice in AI at King's College London and AI Policy lead for Responsible AI UK. A graduate of MIT, she is the former Head of the UK Government Office for AI.

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Sana Khareghani


Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE is Head Stemette and co-founder of Stemettes – an award-winning social enterprise inspiring girls and young women into Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics roles.

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Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE

Co-Chair of Trustees

Professor Sue Black OBE is Professor of Computer Science and Technology Evangelist in the Department of Computer Science at Durham University, a speaker and writer, and an advisor to the UK government.

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Professor Sue Black OBE


Professor Gina Neff is the Executive Director of the Minderoo Centre for Technology & Democracy at the University of Cambridge. She is chair of the strategy group for Responsible AI UK.

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Professor Gina Neff


Naomi Climer is an engineer and leader who was the first female President of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and was formerly President of Sony Media Cloud Services

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Naomi Climer CBE

Co-Founder and Trustee

Professor Sir Christopher Pissarides is the Regius Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics. Chris was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Economics for his work on labour market frictions and technology

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Professor Sir Christopher Pissarides


Martha is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Lodestone Communications. Martha has worked on numerous national political campaigns and set up RegistHERtoVote, which engages and amplifies the voices of women in politics.

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Martha Dalton


Daniela is CEO of Snowball, a diversified, multi-asset investment vehicle that aims to create positive outcomes for people and planet whilst generating sound financial returns. 

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Graeme Nuttall OBE is a partner at Fieldfisher. He was the Government's independent adviser on employee ownership and authored 'Sharing Success: The Nuttall Review of Employee Ownership'.

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Graeme Nuttall OBE



Anna was formerly a barrister specialising in employment law and appointed a Counsel to the Equality and Human Rights Commission. Anna was Head of Policy for the Future of Work Commission and is a Fellow of IPR and RSA.

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Anna Thomas

Co-Founder and Co-Director

Abby joined IFOW in 2019. Formerly Head of Research, as Director of Praxis her work now focuses on ensuring our research programmes inform and deliver on strategic impact objectives.

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Dr Abigail Gilbert


Caroline has worked in senior operational and project management roles across a range of sectors including digital, manufacturing, charity and business services.

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Caroline Fry

Head of Operations and People

Kester has huge experience in writing and publishing, as well as advocacy and communications in the education and trades union sectors.

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Kester Brewin

Head of Communications

Bertha holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Sheffield, and researches various topics of inequality, social mobility and labour economics.

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Dr Bertha Rohenkohl

Postdoctoral Researcher

Magdalena focuses on job quality, capabilities, working age and wellbeing research. She holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Cambridge.

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Dr Magdalena Soffia

Postdoctoral researcher

Claddagh has worked in policy and communications across a range of fields. Her work focuses on legislative and policy activity relevant to IFOW's workstreams.

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Claddagh NicLochlainn


Zanta Nkumane is a writer and journalist. He has many years of experience in communications and events in the arts & cultural sectors.

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Zanta Nkumane

Communications & Events Associate

Research Fellows

Professor Binns is an Associate Professor of Human Centred Computing, working between computer science, law, and philosophy, focusing on data protection, machine learning, and the regulation of and by technology.

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Dr Reuben Binns

Senior Research Fellow

Abigail is Professor of the Future of Work and Director of Research at Newcastle University Business School. Her research interests focus on work and inequalities, digital work and workplace change.

Professor Abigail Marks

Professor Abigail Marks

Senior Research Fellow

David Leslie is the Director of Ethics and Responsible Innovation Research at The Alan Turing Institute. He has previously taught at Princeton’s University Center for Human Values

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Professor David Leslie

Senior Research Fellow

Professor Philip McCann is Chair of Urban and Regional Economics at Alliance Manchester Business School. He specialises in spatial economics and economic geography.

Professor Philip McCann

Senior Research Fellow

Professor Lilian Edwards is a frequent speaker on issues of Internet law, intellectual property and artificial intelligence. She is the Professor of Law, Innovation and Society at Newcastle University

Professor Lilian Edwards

Senior Research Fellow

Jeremias Adams-Prassl is a Professor of Law at Magdalen College, Oxford. He is particularly interested in the future of work and innovation. He leads a five year research project on Algorithms at Work.

Professor Jeremias Adams-Prassl

Senior Research Fellow

Phoebe is Professor of Management and the Futures of Work at the University of Essex, and international policy adviser on workers' rights and the use of technology at work.

Professor Phoebe Moore

Professor Phoebe V Moore

Senior Research Fellow

Professor James Hayton is a researcher at Warwick Business School. He was previously Dean of the School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University.

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Professor James Hayton

Senior Research Fellow

Professor Jolene Skordis is a health and development economist. She is Deputy Director of UCL’s Institute for Global Health and Director of UCL’s Centre for Global Health Economics.

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Professor Jolene Skordis

Senior Research Fellow


Dr Harry Pitts is in the Work, Employment, Organisation and Public Policy group at University of Bristol School of Management. He researches, teaches and writes about the politics of work futures.

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Dr Frederick Harry Pitts

Research Fellow

Chioma is undertaking academic research exploring AI and workplace productivity. Chi founded and designed the Aggromerce platform, and formerly did freelance for Twitter and She Code Africa.

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Chioma Chidubem Nwankwo

Research Fellow

Hong is a Postdoctoral Researcher at Warwick Business School, focusing on understanding decisions which impact the use of automation technologies at the firm level.

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Dr Hong Yu Liu

Research Fellow

Jonathan is a clinician and academic in the Centre for Mathematics of Precision Healthcare at Imperial College London. His work applies network analysis to examine how health data may be used to address health inequality

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Dr Jonathan M. Clarke

Research Fellow

Lily is a doctoral student at The Oxford Internet Institute whose research explores the impact of the increased prevalence of hybrid work after the pandemic on family life and the experience of work for women.

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Lily Rodel

Research Fellow

Clementine is an AHRC BRAID Fellow Nov 2024 - Nov 2025. The project focuses on protecting and enhancing the human-centred aspects of creative writing. Photo credit: Gemma Turnbull Photography

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Clementine Collett

Research Fellow

Dr. Mingxi Yin is an interdisciplinary researcher specialising in globalization, digital economy, and AI governance.

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Dr. Mingxi Yin

Research Fellow

Mike Katell is a Fellow in Ethics and Responsible Innovation Research at The Alan Turing Institute & a Visiting Sr Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London. His work centres on the struggle for sociotechnical justice.

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Dr. Mike Katell

Research Fellow

Daniel has a PhD in Human Geography from the University of Manchester and over five years of experience in policy and labour relations, AI and algorithmic management, the platform economy and sustainable development.

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Dr. Daniel Arubayi

Research Fellow

Dr Eleni Papagiannaki is a Lecturer in Economics at Birmingham City University (Business School). She researches, teaches and writes about the economics of labour, working time, income inequality and the future of work.

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Dr Eleni Papagiannaki

Research Fellow

Emine is a legal scholar, specialising in the intersection of law and technology, focusing on AI ethics, data protection, and privacy law, with a particular emphasis on 'Emotional AI'.

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Emine Akar

PhD researcher at King's College London

Dr Charlotte Unruh is a Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Southampton. Her research explores good working lives and the impact of technology on worker autonomy and wellbeing.

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Dr Charlotte Unruh

Research Fellow

Joe is a Lecturer in Employment Law at the University of Southampton. His research focuses on the regulation of new workplace technologies, and the protection of human rights at work.

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Dr Joe Atkinson

Research Fellow

Kai is a PhD researcher specialising in the quality of work in AI supply chain. He worked in the Canadian public service and internationally on digital technologies and the future of work.

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Kai-Hsin Hung

Research Fellow

Huw is Assistant Professor of Employment Relations at University College Dublin. His research focuses on international employment relations and the transnational politics of the future of work.

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Dr Huw Thomas

Research Fellow

Cassandra is a lecturer in Human Resource Management and Employment Relations at the Alliance Manchester Business School. Her research focuses on the adoption of new technologies in manufacturing.

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Dr Cassandra Bowkett

Research Fellow

Celestin is a postdoctoral fellow at the LSE exploring how stigmatisation impedes relations between individuals and groups, particularly in unemployment and manages an action-research employment project at Black Thrive.

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Dr Celestin Okoroji

Research Fellow

Dr Winter is a Postdoctoral researcher at Tallinn University of Technology in Estonia, focusing on gender, technology and the future of work.

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Dr M Winter

Research Fellow

Xingzuo is an NIHR Predoctoral Fellow at Institute for Global Health, University College London, focusing on the impact of technological changes on the healthcare workforce in the UK

Xingzuo Zhou

Research Fellow

Jiyuan is a Postdoctoral Researcher at Imperial College London, focusing on the relationship between work and wellbeing. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Southampton.

Dr Jiyuan Zheng

Research Fellow

Umar is an Assistant Professor at Warwick Business School. His research focuses on the intersection between Sustainable Development Goals, such as Reducing Inequalities, and a growing financialization of economies.

Dr Umar Boodoo

Research Fellow

Gwendolin Barnard used to work as a researcher at IFOW and is now undertaking a PhD at the University of Graz. They hold an MSc in Data and Society from the LSE and focus on issues of algorithmic accountability.

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Gwendolin Barnard

Research Fellow

Josh has a PhD from Oxford University and is a researcher at the Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics. His research looks at the impacts of globalisation and technology on the labour market.

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Dr Josh de Lyon

Research Fellow

Hitesh is a barrister at Devereux Chambers, London, and a Guest Lecturer at UCL Laws. His research focuses on the question of work relationship status in English Law, and the organisation of rights to work relationships

Dr Hitesh Dhorajiwala

Research Fellow

Rui is a researcher at Centre for Economic Performance and Guest Lecturer at the London School of Economics. He holds a PhD in Economics from UCL and his research spans various topics of labour economics

Dr Rui Costa

Dr Rui Costa

Research Fellow

Eric Kind is Managing Director of AWO, a new data rights agency. He is a legal and public policy expert in technology, society and human rights.

Eric Kind

Eric Kind

Research Fellow

Sam holds a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University where he also taught economics. He is a trustee of a social mobility charity in York and has previously worked in global health and social policy roles.

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Sam Atwell

Research Fellow

Josh is a Harvard-Kennedy Scholar and a PhD candidate in Government at Harvard University. His research explores the politics and ethics of machine learning.

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Dr Josh Simons

Research Fellow

Lu Gram has over 9 years of experience working in global health and development. Lu has published widely and consulted for the World Health Organization, Save the Children, and Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

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Dr Lu Gram

Research Fellow

Vicente is a Fellow in Social Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He did his PhD at the University of Edinburgh on the future of work agenda in global institutions (ILO, OECD, World Bank).

Vicente Silva

Research Fellow

Gemma is a PhD researcher in Science and Technology Studies at UCL, a science & technology writer and author, and co-host of the Radical Science podcast.

Gemma Milne

Research Fellow

Nyasha was formerly a fast stream civil servant with experience of agile policy development. Nyasha graduated from Harvard as a Kennedy Scholar with a Masters in Public Policy in 2017.

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Nyasha Weinberg

Research Fellow

Barry is a Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge and Director of Research at Policy Network. He has previously worked at both the Irish and European Parliaments.

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Barry Colfer

Research Fellow

Katherine is an Economics PhD student at Oxford University. Her research focuses on the impact of technologies on labour markets and global supply chains. Katherine previously worked in Economics Consulting with PwC

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Katherine Stapleton

Research Fellow

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