Gina Neff

In October 2023, Prof. Gina Neff, Executive Director of the Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy, was elected Senior Research Fellow at Magdalene College, Cambridge.

About Prof Gina Neff

Gina Neff is the Executive Director of the Minderoo Centre for Technology & Democracy at the University of Cambridge. Her books include Venture Labor (MIT Press 2012), Self-Tracking (MIT Press 2016) and Human-Centered Data Science (MIT Press 2022). Her research focuses on the effects of the rapid expansion of our digital information environment on workers and workplaces and in our everyday lives.

Professor Neff holds a Ph.D. in sociology from Columbia University and advises international organisations including UNESCO, the OECD and the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society. She leads strategy Responsible AI UK, a £30 million investment in ensuring the research and innovation community delivers on responsible AI. She also co-directs the ESRC’s Digital Good Network.

Professor Neff serves on the board of directors for the Social Science Research Council, is a Strategic Advisory Network member of the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council, and chairs the board for the social media start up, Bright. Her academic research has won both engineering and social sciences awards.

Professor Neff led the team that won the 2021 Webby for the best educational website on the Internet, for the A to Z of AI, which has reached over 1 million people in 17 different languages.


About Magdalene College, Cambridge 

The College of St Mary Magdalene is located in the centre of Cambridge beside the River Cam.

The College has its origins in the year 1428 and has an eclectic mix of buildings.

There has been a continuous tradition of academic study on the site for nearly 600 years, Magdalene admits roughly 100 undergraduate students each year for all courses offered by the University of Cambridge, and roughly 80 postgraduate students.