Research for global data governance.

I am an ambidextrous social scientist specialising in digital governance, smart urbanism, and data justice. For my PhD at the Tilburg Institute of Law, Technology and Society (TILT), I’m working on theĀ  Global Data Justice project with Dr. Linnet Taylor. My research investigates data innovation in the governance of smart cities globally.

What does it mean to move towards a digital society? Currently, I am thinking about uncertainty and adaptation in experimental approaches to urban development, and how data-driven decision-making reshapes our relationship to the risk society. How can we reconcile the demands of economic development with data justice?

My research background spans human geography and psychology, qualitative and hard-core experimental quantitative approaches. I’ve researched urban knowledge management of cities in the global south, and cognitive biases in attention. In the past I’ve also worn the hats of scenario mapper, editor, social media advisor, teacher, community organiser, and way back when, coffee-and-printing assistant.

To move towards reframing data governance, I ask a lot of questions, brainstorm connections, live by my calendar, and strategise ways forward.

I have a loud laugh. Let’s talk.