Helena is a Senior Researcher in the Department of Computer Science. She is interested in the ways in which users interact with technologies in different kinds of setting and how social action both shapes and is shaped by innovation. The projects she works on typically seek to identify identify mechanisms for the improved design, responsible development and effective regulation of technologies. She is a social scientist by training and specialises in the application of qualitative research methods. She is also very interested in the ways in which detailed, granular analysis can be combined with larger scale computational work. She was recently added to the list of Brilliant Women working in AI Ethics.