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Arianna Schuler Scott

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Arianna Schuler Scott

Doctoral Student



Arianna Schuler Scott is a DPhil candidate supervised by Professor Michael Goldsmith, working in the Cyber Analytics Group under Professor Sadie Creese. Arianna’s work centres on how researchers can use technology to facilitate both participant ownership of their data sharing preferences, and communication channels that allow them to improve research as well as take part. Arianna's thesis investigates whether "dynamic" consent practices that focus on engaging in a two-way conversation and enabling individuals to edit their data-sharing preferences can be used as a privacy control, and the kind of impact methods like this could have. This work is being done in collaboration with RUDY, a rare disease study promoting better clinical care for their participants through patient driven research.

Based at the Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security which is hosted in the Department of Computer Science, Arianna's work is co-supervised by Dr Harriet Teare, Deputy Director of the Centre for Health, Law and Emerging Technology, and Dr Helena Webb, whose focus lies with Human Centred Computing in the Department of Computer Science. This research is generously funded by the EPSRC.

Before coming to Oxford, Arianna organised hackathons in the UK and USA and worked as a software developer specialising in quality assurance. Since becoming part of the university, Arianna contributed to a more academic hackathon scene and has worked on developing and delivering interdisciplinary cybersecurity workshops and events, such as the UK's first cyber-policy competition, and classes closer to home: "Cybersecurity in Context" which was included as part of her Centre for Doctoral Training's first-year syllabus.

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Harriet Teare
(Nuffield Department for Population Health)