Jess Morley

Policy Lead

Oxford Internet Institute

About Jess

Since studying the social impact of digital technologies for my undergraduate degree thesis at the University of Oxford in 2012, I have been passionate about understanding the ethical, philosophical and practical ramifications of the increasing use of technology in critical industries, notably healthcare and financial services. I have gained extensive experience in this time in how to research (both quantitatively and qualitatively) and design evidence-based policies in response, to ensure technology can be utilised to help people, organisations and society achieve collectively-desired aims whilst minimising the potential negative ramifications. This has included experience in managing multi-stakeholder projects and culminated in my spending the a significant proportion of the last couple of years as the lead tech advisor for data-driven tech at UK Department of Health and Social Care (soon to be NHSX), leading the development and co-authoring of the Code of Conduct for data-driven health and care technologies and several other related programmes – including designing the State of the Data-Driven HealthTech Ecosystem survey. For the past year I have done this whilst also studying the for my MSc in social science of the Internet at the Oxford Internet Institute. Specifically, I study the ethics and philosophy of using healthcare information with Professor Luciano Floridi as a member of the Digital Ethics Lab.