Aidan is a Senior Consultant at Milltown Partners. Previously, Aidan worked as a Senior Researcher at the Ada Lovelace Institute, leading our Public Participation & Research team and projects.
At the Ada Lovelace Institute, Aidan ensured public voices and perspectives shaped data and AI policy and practice. He 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.
Who cares what the public think?
UK public attitudes to regulating data and data-driven technologies
Beyond face value: public attitudes to facial recognition technology
First survey of public opinion on the use of facial recognition technology reveals the majority of people in the UK want restrictions on its use
The Citizens’ Biometrics Council
Report with recommendations and findings of a public deliberation on biometrics technology, policy and governance
Participatory data stewardship
A framework for involving people in the use of data