Picture of LinaDr Lina Dencik is Professor at Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Culture. Her research interests broadly concern developments in media and technology and social and political change. She has published extensively in the areas of globalisation theory, activism and digital media. Currently, she is doing work in the areas of datafication and implications for understandings of social justice, looking particularly at the governance and experiences of resource-poor and marginalised communities. Lina is Co-Director of the Data Justice Lab.

Picture of FiekeFieke Jansen is a postdoc at the Data Justice Lab, as part of the ERC funded DATAJUSTICE project. She looks at the relationship between datafication and labour. For her PhD she looked at the institutional and societal implications of data-driven policing. Here she explored the use of and resistance to data-driven risk scoring and biometric recognition in Europe. Prior to starting her PhD Fieke worked at Tactical Tech and Hivos on data, privacy, and human rights.

Picture of PhilippaPhilippa Metcalfe is a PhD candidate at the Data Justice Lab, as part of the ERC funded DATAJUSTICE project. She investigates how the datafication of society is affecting migrant and refugee communities in Europe, focusing on border policing, asylum process and access to welfare. Philippa has previously carried out research on migration, humanitarianism and European asylum policy, conducting fieldwork in Greece with migrant solidarity groups. She has completed a BA in Social Anthropology at University of Sussex (2013), and MSc in Social and Public Policy at Cardiff University (2017).

Picture of JavierJavier Sánchez Monedero is a Computer Science post-doctoral Research Associate at the Data Justice Lab, as part of the ERC funded DATAJUSTICE project. His background is in distributed systems and machine learning methods. He has experience in applied computational intelligence to several domains (biomedicine and climate analysis among other topics). He will contribute to the project by filling the knowledge gap between social and media researchers and technology as well as with technological auditing and design proposals.

Jedrzej Niklas

Jędrzej Niklas is a postdoctoral researcher at the Data Justice Lab, as part of the ERC-funded DATAJUSTICE project. His research focuses on the intersection between human rights, data-driven technologies, and the theory of the state. Recently, he has also started exploring implications of digital innovations for environmental governance. Jedrzej has a PhD in international law from the University of Warsaw. Priori he was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Leeds and London School of Economics and Political Science where he analysed the problems of algorithmic discrimination. He also worked as a legal specialist at the Panoptykon Foundation in Poland addressing policies related to data protection, automated decision-making and surveillance of vulnerable groups.

Picture of EricEric Kind is an independent consultant and expert in surveillance law. He is also a Visiting Lecturer at Queen Mary, University London where he teaches on criminal justice and surveillance technologies. Previously, he was Director of Don’t Spy On Us, and before that the Deputy Director at Privacy International where he broadly worked on issues related to signals intelligence and human rights. He is on the advisory council of the Foundation for Information Policy Research, the Open Rights Group and a member of the Independent Digital Ethics Panel for Policing.


Anna Micelli is a research intern on the ERC data justice project. She is an Honours student at the Amsterdam University College. As an economics student, her interest lies in the changes and challenges that the labour market faces as digitization and automation increase. Anna will look at data rights and labour unions in the Netherlands and the UK.


Advisory Board

  • Dr Solon Barocas (Cornell University, US)
  • Dr Sasha Costanza-Chock (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US)
  • Professor George Danezis (University College London, UK)
  • Professor Natalie Fenton (Goldsmiths, University of London, UK)
  • Professor Mikkel Flyverbom (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark)
  • Dr Seda Gürses (KU Leuven, Belgium)
  • Dr Seeta Peña Gangadharan (London School of Economics, UK)
  • Javier Ruiz (Open Rights Group, UK)
  • Professor Evelyn Ruppert (Goldsmiths, University of London, UK)
  • Professor Trebor Scholz (New School, New York and Founder of Platform Cooperativism)
  • Dr Stuart Tannock (University College London, UK)
  • Professor Joris Van Hoboken (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • Dr Alex Wood (Oxford University, UK)