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Timothy Charlton

Research Associate

Timothy Charlton joined the Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy as a Research Associate in September 2023. He works on the Humanitarian Action Programme (HAP), a joint initiative between MCTD and the ICRC Delegation to Cyberspace. His research focuses on the role of digital technologies in humanitarian situations, including armed conflict, and how humanitarian actors can remain neutral, impartial and independent in the face of geopolitical tensions around digital infrastructure. Before joining MCTD, Timothy worked in various roles for the UN World Food Programme.

During his PhD at the Department of Digitalization, Copenhagen Business School, Timothy studied how the rise of digital platforms affects society. His particular focus was the experience of workers in the gig economy. As a Visiting Research at the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society, he investigated the relationship between OSINT communities and conventional journalism. He previously completed an MSc in Social Science of the Internet at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford and an MSc in Digital Humanities at University College London.

Timothy has taught on undergraduate and graduate courses in coding (Python & R), longitudinal methodology and data visualisation, and supervised various final thesis projects. His studies and research have been funded by the DAAD, Candys Foundation and OM Fonden.

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