Allison Gardner

Founder Women Leading in AI, Teaching Fellow in Bioinformatics / Maths / Computing at Keele University

Dr Allison Gardner is a Teaching Fellow at Keele University lecturing in Bioinformatics. Her research focuses on utilization of machine learning to predict disease, gender and computing, AI ethics and governance.

She works on the IEEE P7000 Global Initiative on the Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems and specifically P7003 on algorithmic bias, providing a framework for Algorithmic Impact Assessments. Allison speaks nationally on AI Ethics, machine bias and the need for diversity and regulation in the field of AI.

She is a co-founder of Women Leading in AI, encouraging women to shape the debate around the use and norms of AI and big data. She is an experienced Chair and has acted as a consultant for a variety of companies advising on AI ethics.

Allison is a local councillor, chairs the Conservation Advisory Working Party, sits on the Economic Development and the Health scrutiny committees and is a school governor. She is an alumnus of the first cohort of the Jo Cox Women in Leadership Programme.