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The team

Team

Abby completed her PhD in 2015 exploring how ideologies of nature and technology shape state and market regulation of urban development. She has since completed varied research projects in think tanks and in practice.

Dr. Abby Gilbert

Principal Researcher

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.

Sam Atwell

Head of Operations

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

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

Dr 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

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

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

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

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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Josh Simons

Research Fellow

Josh is a PhD candidate at Oxford University and 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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Josh de Lyon

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

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

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.

Anna Thomas

Co-Founder and Director

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

Trustees

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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Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE

Trustee

Helen Mountfield QC is a barrister and former head of Matrix Chambers, now Principal of Mansfield College, Oxford. Previously, Helen was Co-Chair of the Future of Work Commission with Tom Watson MP.

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Helen Mountfield

Trustee

Dr Nadia Danhash is an investment manager and business developer who has led the Royal College of Art's enterprise and entrepreneurship centre, InnovationRCA, for a decade.

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Dr Nadia Danhash

Trustee

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

Trustee

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

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Naomi Climer CBE

Co-Founder and Co-Chair

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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Sir Christopher Pissarides

Co-Founder and Co-Chair

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

Trustee

Mohammad Chowdhury is a Partner at PwC. He has deep industry experience in 4.0 and related tech, having worked in 86 countries advising operators, the World Bank, UN Broadband Commission and the WEF, among others.

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Mohammad Chowdhury

Treasurer

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