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ABOUT US

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Dr Kerry McInerney (née Mackereth) is a Research Fellow at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, where she researches anti-Asian racism and AI and Asian diasporic approaches to AI ethics. Kerry is an AHRC/BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinker, where she brings complex conversations about gender, race and artificial intelligence to wide audiences. She is a Research Fellow at AI Now and a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies, UCL. She is also an affiliate of the Sarah Parker Remond Centre for the Study of Racism and Racialisation and is a Research Associate at St John’s College, Cambridge. Previously, she was a Christina Gaw postdoctoral researcher in Gender and Technology at the University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies. 

Her work uses feminist and critical race theory to examine how histories of race and gender shape contemporary technologies, with a specific focus on artificial intelligence. Her scholarship on this topic has appeared in journals such as Feminist Review, Public Understanding of Science and Philosophy and Technology. Her work on AI-powered hiring tools has also been covered by media outlets like the BBC, BBC Today, Forbes, the Register, and the Daily Mail, among other international outlets. Meanwhile, her work on representations of AI scientists in film was covered by The Guardian, The Telegraph, BBC Tech Tent, and other national and international outlets.She is the co-editor of the upcoming collection Feminist AI: Critical Perspectives on Data, Algorithms and Intelligent Machines (September 2023) with Oxford University Press and the upcoming collection The Good Robot: Feminist Voices on the Future of Technology (February 2024) with Bloomsbury Academic.

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Kerry Mackereth

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DR ELEANOR DRAGE

Eleanor was previously a Christina Gaw Research Associate on the Gender and Technology Research Project, where she helped resolve AI ethics issues at a major technology multinational using feminist and anti-racist theory. She has presented findings to a range of audiences including the United Nations, NatWest, The Open Data Institute (ODI), and the Institute of Science & Technology. She is the co-host of The Good Robot Podcast, has appeared on popular shows such as The Guilty Feminist, and is a TikToker for All The Citizens' data rights channel. She holds an International Dual PhD from the University of Bologna at the University of Granada, where she was an Early-Stage Researcher for the EU Horizon 2020 ETN-ITN-Marie Curie project “GRACE” (Gender and Cultures of Equality in Europe).

 

As part of this project Eleanor helped develop a software application that transmitted intersectional feminist ideas and methodologies to the general public. Her current research, which has been published in top journals such as Philosophy and Technology, investigates how humanity defines and constitutes itself both through socio-cultural processes such as race and gender and through its connection with computational networks and digital systems. She is the co-editor of the upcoming collection Feminist AI with Oxford University Press. Her other projects can be found at www.eleanordrage.com and she can be contacted at ed575@cam.ac.uk

Nomisha is The Good Robot's Youth Inclusion Consultant, and is working with Kerry and Eleanor on developing innovative teaching services and educational programs from The Good Robot podcast. Nomisha is a Teaching Associate at the University of Cambridge. She is currently researching the role of human-centred design in empathy-driven technology and presented her work on children's wellbeing at the UNESCO Artificial Intelligence and Education Forum. She recently became the first Education researcher to win the Cambridge Applied Research Award for "outstanding research with real world application", for designing and delivering interventions for 286 low-income and state-school students across the UK to widen participation in higher education. Previously, as a Yale University Henry Fellow, she used international human rights law to design an anti-bullying framework for marginalised youth. Her work has most recently been published in the Oxford Review of Education, the British Educational Research Journal, and the International Journal of Human Rights.

 

Her writing on trauma-informed technology has also been featured by Harvard University's REACH (Research, Education, and Action to create Change and Hope) Initiative. She co-chairs the University of Cambridge Wellbeing and Inclusion Special Interest Group and previously co-chaired the Cambridge Peace and Education Research Group. She has acted as a consultant for the World Bank, Plan International and International Alert with regard to addressing youth disadvantage, building positive adult-child relationships in high-poverty settings, and caring for young children's wellbeing in humanitarian and fragile settings. Feel welcome to connect with her on LinkedIn here.

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Nomisha
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