Dr Lina Dencik is Senior Lecturer at Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Culture. Her research interests broadly concern developments in media and technology and social and political change. She has published extensively in the areas of globalisation theory, activism and digital media. Currently, she is doing work in the areas of datafication and implications for understandings of social justice, looking particularly at the governance and experiences of resource-poor and marginalised communities. Lina is Co-Director of the Data Justice Lab.
Dr Arne Hintz is Senior Lecturer at Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Culture. His research focuses on the practices and conditions of digital citizenship, combining work on citizen media and participation, digital policy, internet governance, surveillance and datafication. He is Co-Chair of the Global Media Policy Working Group of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) and directs Cardiff University’s MA Digital Media and Society. He is Co-Director of the Data Justice Lab.
Dr Joanna Redden is a Lecturer at Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Culture. Her research focuses on the datafication of governance. She investigates how government information systems and service provision are changing, the democratic implications of changing government practices and how these transformations are affecting people. Previous work has investigated the relationships between digital media and poverty politics. Joanna is co-editor of Compromised Data: From Social Media to Big Data (2015) and author of The Mediation of Poverty: The News, New Media and Politics (2014). She is Co-Director of the Data Justice Lab.
Dr Emiliano Trere is Lecturer at Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Culture, and Research Fellow within the COSMOS Center for Social Movement Studies of the Scuola Normale Superiore (Italy). He has published extensively on the challenges, opportunities and myths of media technologies for social movements and political parties in Europe and Latin America. He is the cofounder of the “Big Data from the South” Research Network that aims to interrogate the diverse techno-cultural practices that subvert the dominant narratives of datafication as theorized and narrated by the global north.
Harry Warne is a research assistant working on our Data Scores project. His background is in International Relations but more recently his interests have shifted towards the developing role artificial intelligence and data analytics play in our everyday lives. Harry is a union organiser with the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) and is currently involved with attempts to unionise workers whose professional lives are mediated by apps and algorithms. In his spare time Harry enjoys making loud noises with guitars and computers.
Fieke Jansen is a PhD candidate at the Data Justice Lab, as part of the ERC funded DATAJUSTICE project. She looks at the effects of data on society. Her research focuses on the impact of implementing data driven decision making in European police forces. Prior Fieke worked at Tactical Tech and Hivos on data, privacy and digital security programs and lead a knowledge program on the intersection of youth, technology and activism.
Philippa Metcalfe is a PhD candidate at the Data Justice Lab, as part of the ERC funded DATAJUSTICE project. She investigates how the datafication of society is affecting migrant and refugee communities in Europe, focusing on border policing, asylum process and access to welfare. Philippa has previously carried out research on migration, humanitarianism and European asylum policy, conducting fieldwork in Greece with migrant solidarity groups. She has completed a BA in Social Anthropology at University of Sussex (2013), and MSc in Social and Public Policy at Cardiff University (2017).
Isobel Rorison is a PhD student in the School of Journalism, Media and Culture at Cardiff University. She is researching the impacts of sharing National Health Service patient data, internally across government and externally with private organisations, and the critical role of journalists in reporting these activities. This work is funded by the Economic & Social Research Council. Isobel previously worked for the NHS supporting managed clinical networks across the South West, and most recently with the Specialised Clinical Commissioning national team.
Jess Brands is working on the Data Justice Lab’s project on Data Policies, exploring the possibilities and limits of platform regulation against a backdrop of mounting concern over ‘platform capitalism’ and monopoly power. Before joining the Lab she was an intern at Privacy International, researching regulatory solutions to the privacy and security challenges of the Internet of Things. She is a former student of Cardiff University’s MA Digital Media and Society.
Javier Sánchez Monedero is a Computer Science post-doc fellow at the Data Justice Lab, as part of the ERC funded DATAJUSTICE project. His background is in distributed systems and machine learning methods. He has experience in applied computational intelligence to several domains (biomedicine and climate analysis among other topics). He will contribute to the project by filling the knowledge gap between social and media researchers and technology as well as with technological auditing and design proposals.