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Lara is a Researcher at the Ada Lovelace Institute. She  is currently working on a project exploring the role of public participation in commercial AI labs. Previously, Lara led research on algorithmic impact assessments. Her research interests include practical and participatory approaches to algorithmic accountability and innovative policy solutions to challenges of governance. 

Before joining Ada, Lara worked as a tech and internet policy consultant, and has experience in research, public affairs and campaigns for think-tanks, political parties and advocacy groups. Lara has an MSc in Democracy from UCL.  

Featured work


12 December 2023

Going public

Exploring public participation in commercial AI labs


Working it out

Lessons from the New York City algorithmic bias audit law


18 July 2023

AI assurance?

Assessing and mitigating risks across the AI lifecycle