Deputy Director (Projects), Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation
Policy Fellow, Centre for Science and Policy
Sam Cannicott is Head of the Policy & Projects team at the UK Government’s Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation. In this role he oversees the Centre’s collaborative work with other organisations, supporting them to develop and deploy data driven technology responsibly. His project portfolio includes work with police forces, the Ministry of Defence, local authorities and the Department for Education. Before joining the Centre, Sam worked in the New Zealand civil service where he led a public engagement programme exploring citizens’ views of how data about them should be used and shared.
He has previously worked in multiple policy roles with a particular focus on the education sector.