Christina is a Research Assistant in Digital Ethics within the public policy programme. Her interests lie in understanding the ethical implications of new technologies and innovation and in studying the role of regulation through law and policy.
Prior to joining the Turing, Christina worked within international research consortia on the ethical, privacy, and data protection implications of new technologies, including civil drones, law enforcement investigatory tools, connected mobility, and blockchain technology. Christina’s work has sought to support responsible innovation and has covered issues such as GDPR compliance, ethical research practices, privacy and data protection by design, transparency and accountability in surveillance tools, as well as prevention of abuse and misuse of research results.
Christina brings a legal perspective to the work of the public policy programme. She has a Master of Law from the University of Zurich and the Catholic University of Leuven, where she focused her studies on International and European Law and wrote her Master’s thesis about data protection, surveillance and the EU-US international data flows. Building on this, Christina has gained experience in a diverse set of fields, including international relations, human rights, and competition law. Notably, as a graduate trainee with the Legal Service of the European Commission, Christina worked on EU trade policy and litigation.
At the Turing, Christina contributes to the Public Policy programme's research. Christina works on the Turing-ICO collaborative project ExplAIn developing a guidance for AI explainability, she explores the ethical foundations of data science in the criminal justice system, and researches the ethics of machine learning research in children's social care. Christina also organises the Public policy programme's lecture series Driving data futures that seeks to bring cutting edge research surrounding the intersection of new technologies, ethics, and policy to the attention of the general public.
Beyond the Public Policy programme, Christina enables the work of the Data Ethics Group - an interest group of cross-university experts providing strategic data ethics advice to the public sector - and coordinates and administers the Turing's internal ethics approval body - the Ethics Advisory Group.