Police Data Ethics Fellow, Ethox Centre
November 2021 - current
Dr Tim Lowe is a Visiting Fellow at the Ethox Centre.
Tim is the Research Lead in the Thames Valley Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) and received his PhD in Philosophy in 2020.
His current research focuses on the ethics of public health approaches to policing as a means of reducing serious violence and its associated health impacts. He is particularly interested in data ethics and policing as a central component of a public health approach, and works on the data ethical side of an innovative data project within the VRU: Thames Valley Together.
As part of his role in the VRU he manages its Data Ethics Committee, of which there are very few in policing nationally. This has led to interests in the involvement of the public in public sector decision-making, the question of legitimacy in making such decisions, and associated questions of bias and fairness.