Professor Gina Neff is the Executive Director of the Minderoo Centre for Technology & Democracy at the University of Cambridge. Her books include Venture Labor (MIT Press 2012), Self-Tracking (MIT Press 2016) and Human-Centered Data Science (MIT Press 2022).

Her research focuses on the effects of the rapid expansion of our digital information environment on workers and workplaces and in our everyday lives. Professor Neff holds a Ph.D. in sociology from Columbia University and advises international organisations including UNESCO and the OECD. She is on the executive leadership team and chair of the strategy group for UKRI Responsible AI UK (RAI), and is Associate Director of the ESRC Digital Good Network. She leads the Humanitarian Action Programme at the University of Cambridge, and is a member of the Horizon Europe international AI4Trust team to tackle online misinformation.

Professor Neff is a member of the Strategic Advisory Network for the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council and serves on the Board of Directors for the Social Science Research Council in the US. She also sits on the Board of Trustees for the Institute for the Future of Work.

Her academic research has won both engineering and social sciences awards. Professor Neff led the team that won the 2021 Webby Award for the best educational website on the Internet, for the A to Z of AI, which has reached over 1 million people in 17 different languages.


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