Clementine Collett

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Digital Social Science (2020 cohort)

Clementine’s doctoral research combines humanities and social science approaches to analyse AI in society and the workplace through the lens of a scopable project of gender bias in hiring. The study investigates how gender bias in humans may or may not be automated in AI systems. It focuses especially on the systematization of gendered human behaviours, from gestures and nonverbal communication to the use of language. Overall, it unpacks the ripe issue of how gender bias might be translated into AI recruiting systems and how this might be avoided in future.       

Clementine did her undergraduate degree at Oxford. After a year of working in consultancy, she then went to Cambridge to study for an MPhil in Gender Studies. Her master’s research explored gender bias surrounding nonverbal and verbal communication in the context of corporate interviews. Clementine then worked as a research assistant at the University of Cambridge for a year, where she co-authored the report ‘AI and Gender: Four Proposals for Future Research’ published by the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence. For the last year, Clementine has been working as the Head of Research at The Pipeline Ltd in London, a consultancy which focuses on women in leadership and diversity in organisations. Clementine is the Exonian Graduate Scholar and is delighted to have received funding from the Grand Union DTP ESRC Studentship.