Aidan Peppin, Public Participation & Research Lead, Ada Lovelace Institute
Aidan is the Public Participation & Research Lead at the Ada Lovelace Institute, an independent research group with a mission to ensure data and AI work for people and society. He has more than 6 years’ experience conducting public attitudes and participatory research projects at the intersection of technology and society. From nuclear power, to health data, to AI.
At Ada, Aidan has led work on the Citizens’ Biometrics Council, reviewed a breadth of literature on public attitudes to data, and is currently conducting a UK-wide poll of public attitudes to AI in collaboration with the Alan Turing Institute. He also sits on several academic and government project advisory boards, including the Living With Data project and the University of Sheffield, and a public dialogue on data for public good led by the Office for Statistics Regulation and Administrative Data Research UK. Aidan holds an MSc in Sociology from the London School of Economics and has previously held positions at Wellcome, a global health charity, on societal and ethical issues of AI and data in health.