Professor of Society and the Internet and Director, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, University of Oxford
Helen Margetts OBE FBA is a political scientist researching data-intensive digital governance and politics. She is Professor of Society and the Internet and Professorial Fellow at Mansfield College at the University of Oxford, before which she was Professor of Political Science and Director of the School of Public Policy at UCL.
She set up (in 2018) and directs the Public Policy Programme at The Alan Turing Institute for Data Science and AI.
Her books include Digital Era Governance (with Patrick Dunleavy, 2006) and most recent book Political Turbulence: How Social Media Shape Collective Action (with Peter John, Scott Hale and Taha Yasseri) which won the Political Studies Association's Mackenzie prize for the best politics book, 2017. She was awarded an OBE in the Queen's New Years Honours List, 2019, and is a Fellow of the British Academy.
The convictions of 39 Post Office workers were quashed on April 23 after the UKs court of appeal heard that the crimes for which theyd been accused were in fact caused by the organisations Horizon IT system. The system,...