Professor Helen Margetts

Director, Public Policy Programme, Alan Turing Institute

Professor Helen's Session broadcasts 20 June 2023, 09:30 AM

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Helen Margetts OBE FBA is Professor of Society and the Internet at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford and was Director of the Oxford Internet Institute (2011-2018). She is currently Director of the Public Policy Programme at the Alan Turing Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence. From March-April 2019 she holds the Chair in Technology and Society at the John W. Kluge Center in the Library of Congress, Washington DC. She is a political scientist specialising in digital governance and politics, investigating relationships between technology, politics, government and public policy. She has published major research reports in this area for agencies such as the OECD and the UK National Audit Office, and many articles and books on this topic, including Political Turbulence: How Social Media Shape Collective Action (Princeton University Press, 2016, which won the Political Studies Association W.J.Mackenzie Prize for Best Politics Book in 2017; Digital Era Governance (OUP, 2006, 2008); the Tools of Government (Macmillan, 2007); and Paradoxes of Modernization (OUP, 2010) She is founding editor of the journal Policy and Internet. She sits on the UK government's Digital Economy Council, the Home Office Scientific Advisory Council, and the Board of the Ada Lovelace Institute for Data Ethics. She was awarded the OBE for services to social and political science in the 2019 New Year's Honours List and made a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA) in July 2019. 


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