Amy Dickens is a doctoral student within the ‘Health and Human Rights’ research strand of the Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project. Her PhD explores the right to health implications of data sharing between the NHS and technology companies in data-driven technology partnerships, with a specific focus on the partnership between DeepMind Health and the NHS. In particular, her work addresses the economic and political consequences of the digital platform conglomerates like Alphabet moving into the healthcare space and accessing NHS patient data and the associated risks this poses to the right to health. Her work is interdisciplinary, drawing on political economy literature around innovation and public-private partnerships and the sociology of Big Data.
Amy’s research interests lie at the intersection of the right to health, business and human rights, sociology, political economy and anthropology. During her PhD, she was also President (London Branch) of global health think-tank Polygeia. Amy holds a BSc in Anthropology and an MA in Human Rights from University College London.