Dr Pamela Ugwudike is an Associate Professor of Criminology, a Fellow of the UK’s Higher Education Academy, a Fellow of the national Alan Turing Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence and a member of the Alan Turing Institute’s Fairness, Transparency, and Privacy Interest Group. She has international expertise in multidicplinary research on the ethics and governance of Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems, with a focus on the data-driven technologies (such as predictive algorithms and online social networking algorithms) that inform criminal justice policy and practice.
Dr Ugwudike is also a co-Editor-in-Chief of Criminology and Criminal Justice Journal (the flagship Journal of the British Society of Criminology) and she currently sits on the Editorial Board of the following Journals: The British Journal of Criminology; Policing and Society: An International Journal of Research and Policy; and the European Journal of Probation. She is also a member of the advisory group for Ada Lovelace Institute's legal review of the governance of biometric data in the UK; the Howard League for Penal Reform’s Research Advisory Group; The Youth Justice Board’s Academic Liaison Network; and an alumna of the Welsh Crucible for Future Research Leaders
- AI Ethics
- Algorithms in Justice Systems
- Trustworthy and Responsible AI
- Social Media Analytics
- Interdisciplinary Research on AI Ethics
Dr Ugwudike is currently the Principal Investigator of the multidicplinary ESRC project (ProTechThem2.0) which is exploring AI ethics, with a focus on ‘sharenting’ on social media sites, potential harms, and how best to develop AI-driven remedial strategies (2021-2024). She has also led additional multidisciplinary projects on: the ethics of predictive policing algorithms (funded by the Alan Turing Institute 2019-2021); the nexus of online epistemic domination and digital exclusion (funded by the Web Science Institute 2019-2020); the digitisation of technologies for evaluating criminal justice practice (funded by Cherish Digital Economy/EPSRC 2016-2017); and the digitisation of an evaluation package for assessing youth justice practice (funded by the ESRC IAA 2018-19).