Anna is the Public Participation and Research Lead at the Ada Lovelace Institute. Her role focuses on ensuring public perspectives and experiences are embedded in Ada’s research in rigorous, inclusive and meaningful ways.
Prior to joining Ada, Anna managed the research on democratic innovations at Democratic Society, including the evaluation of deliberative mini-publics across the European Union and the UK. She was Director of Innovations and Learning at Africa’s Voices Foundation and worked as a Senior Research Manager at BBC Media Action, working with teams across South Asia, and East and West Africa. Anna holds a PhD in Political Science from The Open University, where she has applied an intersectional lens to understanding how instant messaging mediates citizenship capabilities. She was formerly a journalist, documentary filmmaker and participatory video facilitator.