Jessica Morley

Director of Policy, Bennett Institute for Applied Data Science, University of Oxford

Since studying the social impact of digital technologies for my undergraduate degree thesis at the University of Oxford in 2012, I have been passionate about understanding the ethical, philosophical and practical ramifications of the increasing use of technology in critical industries, notably healthcare and financial services. I have gained extensive experience in this time in how to research (both quantitatively and qualitatively) and design evidence-based policies in response, to ensure technology can be utilised to help people, organisations and society achieve collectively-desired aims whilst minimising the potential negative ramifications. This has included experience in managing multi-stakeholder projects and culminated in my spending the a significant proportion of the last couple of years as the lead tech advisor for data-driven tech at UK Department of Health and Social Care (soon to be NHSX), leading the development and co-authoring of the Code of Conduct for data-driven health and care technologies and several other related programmes – including designing the State of the Data-Driven HealthTech Ecosystem survey. For the past year I have done this whilst also studying the for my MSc in social science of the Internet at the Oxford Internet Institute. Specifically, I study the ethics and philosophy of using healthcare information with Professor Luciano Floridi as a member of the Digital Ethics Lab.