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Experienced Program Manager with a technical background, motivated by the goal of safe and beneficial AI. Passionate about transformative technology and its potential to radically improve the future. Advocate of reason, evidence and science to do good.


Partnership on AI, San Francisco

Head of Safety-Critical AI | March 2021 - present

Program Lead | July 2019 - March 2021

  • Led and set the strategic direction for the Safety-Critical AI program
  • Designed and executed multistakeholder projects related to responsible publication and deployment of AI systems
  • Managed a team of Program Leads and Researchers, a budget of $500K+, and secured philanthropic funding
  • Oversaw research on high-stakes, dual-use research fields, and on explainable AI in safety-critical domains
  • Organized numerous events including the NeurIPS 2020 workshop on Navigating Broader Impacts of AI workshop
  • Produced a white paper on best practices for responsible AI research publication in collaboration with over 25 organizations
  • Developed and maintained strong relationships across the AI ecosystem including industry, academia, nonprofits, and funders
  • Contributed to recruitment and management of growing PAI staff

Center for Human-Compatible AI, UC Berkeley

Assistant Director | January 2018 - July 2019

  • Managed the full range of programs and operations at Prof. Stuart Russell's $5M+ technical AI safety research group
  • Developed strategic priorities and growth targets
  • Organized annual 3 day conferences for 50-100 AI experts, and weekly intellectual seminars
  • Managed relationships with partners, donors, collaborators, academics, and university administration
  • Contributed AI domain expertise to expert groups and RFCs
  • Represented CHAI at conferences and events, gave talks, prepared reports, optimized systems and empowered researchers

BBC Research & Development, UK

Project Research Engineer | August 2016 - October 2017

Research Engineer | January 2014 - July 2016

Graduate Research Engineer | September 2011 - December 2013

  • Co-led AI in production: video analysis and machine learning for expanded live events coverage, winner of best paper at IBC 2018
  • Multidisciplinary research engineering on a variety of experimental technical prototypes, using Python, TensorFlow, HTML5, JavaScript, C++, Node.js, and WebGL
  • Designed, led and contributed to usability studies and field trials
  • Published and presented technical research at international industry and academic conferences
  • Took part in technical recruitment and increased graduate scheme gender diversity from 0% to 33% women


Doctorate study in Machine Learning & Computer Vision

University of Bournemouth | January 2015 - July 2017
(voluntary withdrawal after 2 years)

MSc (Hons) Computer Science with Distinction

University of Bristol | October 2009 - October 2010

BSc (Hons) Physics (with Philosophy electives)

University of Bristol | October 2006 - June 2009


  • AI and Machine Learning
  • Project and program management
  • Strategy and prioritization
  • Written, oral, and interpersonal communication
  • Analytical and quantitative thinking
  • Creative thinking and problem-solving
  • Coding and full stack web development
  • Event producing and logistics
  • Certified Scrum Master

Activities & Achievements

  • Founder of Manchester Futurists, a thriving intellectual community of over 1500 people
  • Co-organizer of the Berkeley AI meetup
  • Named one of “100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics to Follow in 2019”
  • Finalist for FDM Rising Star in Technology Awards 2014


Effective Altruism, Futurism, Rationality, Productivity, Powerlifting, Reading, Cycling, Board games, Toastmasters, Salsa and Swing Dancing