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Professor of Criminology, University of Southampton

Dr Pamela Ugwudike is Professor of Criminology, a Fellow of the UK’s Higher Education Academy, a Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, and a member of the Alan Turing Institute’s Fairness, Transparency, and Privacy Interest Group. She has international expertise in multidisciplinary research on the ethics and governance of Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems, with a focus on data-driven technologies (such as predictive algorithms and online social networking platforms) that that inform criminal justice policy and practice.

Dr Ugwudike is also a co-Editor-in-Chief of Criminology and Criminal Justice Journal (the flagship Journal of the British Society of Criminology) and she currently sits on the Editorial Board of the following Journals: The British Journal of Criminology; Policing and Society: An International Journal of Research and Policy; and the European Journal of Probation. She is also a member of the advisory group for Ada Lovelace Institute's legal review of the governance of biometric data in the UK; the Howard League for Penal Reform’s Research Advisory Group; The Youth Justice Board’s Academic Liaison Network; and an alumna of the Welsh Crucible for Future Research Leaders


  • –present
    Associate Professor of Criminology, University of Southampton