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Aidan leads Ada’s Public Participation & Research team and projects, working to ensure public voices and perspectives shape data and AI policy and practice. He has led work on projects including the Citizens’ Biometrics Council, Who Cares What the Public Think?, and a UK-wide poll of public attitudes to AI in collaboration with the Alan Turing Institute.

Aidan has more than 6 years’ experience conducting public attitudes and participatory research projects at the intersection of technology and society, on topics ranging from nuclear energy and health technology to web search engines and AI. He holds an MSc in Sociology from the London School of Economics and has previously held positions at Wellcome and Understanding Patient Data.

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30 March 2021

The Citizens’ Biometrics Council

Report with recommendations and findings of a public deliberation on biometrics technology, policy and governance