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Matt is UK Public Policy Lead at the Ada Lovelace Institute. Matt is responsible for leading and delivering Ada’s influencing and engagement strategy on the governance and regulation of data and AI in the UK. 

Prior to joining Ada, Matt worked at the Open Data Institute, leading projects on data for climate action and on novel approaches to policymaking. Matt previously worked for the Labour Party, including as a political advisor to members of the Shadow Cabinet, and as a researcher for Shadow Science Minister Chi Onwurah MP. 

Outside of work, Matt is a board member for a small charity that provides affordable mental health support to members of the LGBTQ community.  

Featured work


17 May 2024

Safety first?

Reimagining the role of the UK AI Safety Institute in a wider UK governance framework

Policy Briefing

31 October 2023

Mission critical

Lessons from relevant sectors for AI safety