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Lecturer in Computer Science/Co-founder Women Leading in AI, Keele University

Allison lectures at Keele University in Data Science and is the Programme Director for the Data Science Degree Apprenticeship. She is a co-founder of Women Leading in AI. Her research is primarily focused on algorithmic bias, gender and computing, AI Ethics and Governance of AI. She works on the IEEE P7000 Global Initiative on the Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems and health tech standards with the BSI. She speaks internationally on AI Ethics, the need for diversity in tech and the potential regulation and governance of AI. Allison acts as a consultant for a variety of companies on the ethical design of autonomous and intelligent systems and development of algorithmic impact assessments. She is also a district councillor and an alumnus of the first cohort of the Jo Cox Women in Leadership Programme.


  • –present
    Teaching Fellow in Bioinformatics/ Head of Foundation Year Science, Keele University


  • 2016 
    Manchester University, PhD Molecular Biology