Dr Pamela Ugwudike is an Associate Professor of Criminology, a Criminal Justice Specialist, a Fellow of the UK’s Higher Education Academy, and a Fellow of the national Alan Turing Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, where she undertook research on the topic - “A Multidisciplinary Study of Predictive Artificial Intelligence Technologies in the Criminal Justice System”.
Dr Ugwudike is also a member of the Alan Turing Institute’s Fairness, Transparency, and Privacy Interest Group. She has particular interest in the ethics and governance of Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems, with a focus on the data-driven technologies (such as risk prediction 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