Simeon Yates is the Professor of Digital Culture in the Department of Communications and Media at the University of Liverpool and Joint Director of the Digital Media and Society Research Institute. Simeon has undertaken research on the social, political, and cultural impacts of digital media for over three decades. For the last two decades he has had a focus on projects that address issues of digital inclusion and exclusion. In this work Simeon engages with both academic, charity, and government colleagues to develop policy and interventions to support digital inclusion. This includes working with the UK's Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), the UK's media regulator Ofcom, and the Welsh Government as well as charity organisations such as the Good Things Foundation, Cwmpas in Wales and SCVO in Scotland. In 2017 he was seconded to DCMS to act as research lead for the Digital Culture team – helping to develop the first UK “Digital Culture” policy. Simeon is a Member Greater Manchester City Region Mayoral Digital Inclusion Action Network, and he is an appointed expert advisor to DCMS and Ofcom. Simeon recently completed a project exploring citizens' data literacy and is leading the project to explore a “Minimum Digital Living Standard” for UK households – both funded by the Nuffield Foundation. He is also deputy director of the DSTL Defence Data Research Centre and one of the leads for the ESRC Digital Footprints Programme Strategic Advisory Team.