I’m a digital strategist, entrepreneur and trainer who has been working in and around the web, production and communications since the late 90s. I’m particularly interested in emerging technologies and how the use of technology and data is changing culture, society, law and democracy.
I’m currently working as chief operating officer and research director for social enterprise and startup Represent – a voting an decision making platform.
Other recent work includes working with Crowdmix – a music social network – as their platform compliance strategist. Thinking and guiding how their technology, the law, business, third party content and user experience worked together, from APIs and data retention through to privacy and community guidelines.
From December 2012 until August 2015 I was the Head of Content & Learning at the Open Data Institute, which included building their training business and developing core curricula in what was at the time a brand new field.
If you’d like to know more, or fancy a coffee, do get in touch.
BOARDS & WORKING GROUPS
Beam, advisor, 2011 to 2013
In Debate Magazine, non-exec director, 2011 – 2012
World Book Night, online advisory board, 2011
Social Media Week, advisory board, 2010 to 2014
New Deal of the Mind, advisory board, 2009-2010
UNESCO (UK), Media Literacy & Information Society Working Group, 2009
Institute for Public Policy Research, Local Media & Citizenship steering group, 2006 – 2007
St Pierre de Thaon International Youth Trust, Trustee, 1999-2005
The Democratic Society, member, 2010 to date
Women in Journalism, member, 2009 to date
Online News Association, UK chair, 2009 to 2013
Chartered Institute of Marketers, affiliate professional, 2009 to 2013
Kingston University, Journalist in Residence, 2011 to 2013
Bournemouth University, Journalism MA, visiting lecturer, 2010 to 2014
School of Communication Arts, mentor in entrepreneurship, 2010 to date
University of East Anglia, Creative Entrepreneurship MA, visiting lecturer, 2010 to 2012
Ravensbourne, visiting lecturer, post and non-graduate short courses, 2009 to 2012
University of Westminster, Journalism and Media Studies BA, visiting lecturer, 2007-2008