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Itzelle A Medina-Perea

Postdoctoral Researcher, Information School, University of Sheffield

I am currently working as a postdoctoral researcher at Patterns in Practice, an AHRC funded project that is exploring how practitioners’ beliefs, values and feelings interact to shape how they engage with and in data mining and machine learning– forms of ‘narrow AI’. We will be investigating three different – and contrasting – contexts: pharmaceutical drug discovery, higher education learning analytics and arts practice.

I am also working with other researchers from the University of Sheffield on the Nuffield funded project Living with data, which aims to understand people’s knowledge and perceptions of data practices, and what they think constitute ‘fair’ data practices.

I recently completed my PhD at Sheffield. My doctoral research adopts a Critical Data Studies perspective to examine how sociocultural values interact with material conditions to shape the movement of patient data in the UK healthcare sector.


  • 2021–present
    Postdoctoral research associate, University of Sheffield


  • 2021 
    The University of Sheffield, Phd Information Studies