Mhairi Aitken

Ethics Research Fellow, The Alan Turing Institute

Mhairi Aitken is an Ethics Research Fellow in the Public Policy Programme. She is a Sociologist whose research examines social and ethical dimensions of digital innovation particularly relating to uses of data and AI. Mhairi has a particular interest in the role of public engagement in informing ethical data practices.

Prior to joining the Turing Institute, Mhairi was a Senior Research Associate at Newcastle University where she worked principally on an EPSRC-funded project exploring the role of machine learning in banking. Between 2009 and 2018 Mhairi was a Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh where she undertook a programme of research and public engagement to explore social and ethical dimensions of data-intensive health research.

Mhairi has held roles as a Public Engagement Research Fellow in both the Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research and the Scottish Health Informatics Programme (SHIP), and was the lead author on an international consensus statement setting out principles to underpin best practice in public engagement relating to data-intensive health research.



Related Sessions

What Can Children Teach U...

Read More

The Long Table: Children&...

Read More

Putting LLMs to Work

Read More