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Reema Patel


Reema Patel is an affiliate at the Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy.

Reema is Head of Deliberative Engagement at global research agency Ipsos and director of the COP26 Global Science Partnership, specialising in exploring public attitudes on various topics through deliberative democracy processes. She leads a team focused on designing and executing deliberative initiatives like citizen juries and assemblies. Reema co-founded the Ada Lovelace Institute, authoring reports addressing data regulation, inequalities, biometrics, and participatory data stewardship.

Her academic involvement includes a role as co-investigator and policy engagement lead of the ESRC Digital Good Network, leading citizen juries for the AHRC’s COVID-19 response and managing a Health Foundation-funded program on tackling health inequalities in data driven systems during the pandemic. She currently has several advisory roles including as a member of the Bank of England’s Central Bank Digital Currency Engagement Forum, a member of the OECD’s Innovative Citizen Participation Network, and as a commissioner on the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law’s Independent Commission on UK Public Health Emergency Powers.

Outside work, she enjoys cricket and riverside walks in Cambridge.

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