Janis Wong

Janis Wong

Postdoctoral Research Associate

The Alan Turing Institute

About me

As a Postdoctoral Research Associate at The Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s national AI and data science institute, I research on data protection, ethics, and governance in the Ethics Theme of the Public Policy programme within domains such as children, health, justice, and human rights.

I am currently on the RED Foundation Data Ethics Steering Group and recently co-authored our Data Ethics Playbook to support the application of data ethics in the real estate sector. In 2020-21, I was a Research Fellow at the Open Data Institute, focusing on data protection and governance in online teaching, learning analytics, and educational technology.

  • Data Protection & Privacy
  • Data Governance
  • Commons & Data Stewardship
  • Ethics in Data, AI & Research
  • PhD in Computer Science, 2022

    University of St Andrews

  • MSc in Computing and Information Technology

    University of St Andrews

  • LLB in Law

    London School of Economics and Political Science


The Alan Turing Institute
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Feb 2022 – Present London, United Kingdom
Research on artificial intelligence, ethics, and public policy as part of the Data Justice and Global Ethical Futures, Public Policy programme.
The RED Foundation
Data Ethics Steering Group
Jun 2022 – Present London, United Kingdom
Creating practical data ethics guidance for the real estate sector.
Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University
Research Participant
Oct 2021 – Jan 2022 Massachusetts, USA (Remote)
Research as part of Alternative Data Futures - Cooperative Principles, Data Trusts, and the Digital Economy in collaboration with the Platform Cooperativism Consortium at The New School.
Open Data Institute
Research Fellow
Oct 2020 – Sep 2021 London, United Kindgom (Remote)
Led research project on data protection, privacy, and governance as it relates to online teaching, learning analytics, and educational technology.
Robogals EMEA
Partnerships Director
Sep 2018 – Feb 2022 United Kindgom (Remote)
Support 13 Robogals Chapters in running workshops and creating long-term partnerships with external organisations to increase girls’ participation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.


Stefano Rodotà Award
First prize for the best PhD thesis on data protection by the Council of Europe Committee of Convention 108
Justis International Law & Technology Writing Competition
Best essay in the Social Media, Data and Privacy category.
Code First:Girls Ones to Watch Award
Award for innovative and entrepreneurial women under 30.