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Helen Margetts is Professor of Society and the Internet at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, and Director of the Public Policy Programme at the Alan Turing Institute for Data Science and AI. She was Director of the Oxford Internet Institute from 2011 to 2018, and Professor of Political Science and Director of the School of Public Policy at UCL from 1999 to 2004. She has researched and written extensively about the relationship between technology, politics, public policy and government including over 100 articles and six books, the latest of which was Political Turbulence: How Social Media Shape Collective Action (with Peter John, Scott Hale and Taha Yasseri), which won the Political Studies Association’s W.J.Mackenzie prize for best politics book in 2017. She sits on the UK government Digital Economy Council and the Home Office Scientific Advisory Council.