2023 Cathie Marsh Lecture - AI: A Game Changer for Social Research?

The Cathie Marsh Lecture 2023 offers a journey into how AI is reshaping social research.
  • Event time:
    7th December 2023 17:00 – 18:20
  • Event address:
    Royal Statistical Society, 12 Errol Street, London EC1Y 8LX
  • Format:

The Cathie Marsh Lecture 2023 offers a journey into how AI is reshaping social research.

Professor Helen Margetts will explore how AI and social research can enhance each other, focusing on methodological advancements. Dr Nicola Stingelin will tackle the ethical challenges of AI's societal integration, with a focus on policy implications. Andrew Banks will discuss AI's role in improving official statistics.

The seminar is a must for anyone in social research and beyond who wants to be part of the discussion about the transformative influence of AI in the field of social research and statistics. 

Sage Publishing will also be hosting a drinks reception afterwards until 8pm.

Please note this is an in-person event.


  • Helen Margetts
    Professor Society and the Internet & Director of the Oxford Internet Institute
    Professor Margetts is a political scientist specialising in e-government and digital era governance and politics. She investigates the nature and implications of relationships between governments, citizens and the internet and related digital technologies in the UK and internationally. She has published major research reports in this area for agencies such as the OECD and the UK National Audit Office.
  • Nicola Stingelin
    Associate Researcher University of Basel
    Nicola Stingelin, PhD, MBA, transitioned from global head of intellectual property in the pharmaceutical industry to academia, earning a PhD in medical ethics. With experience in research and lecturing, she specialises in ethics across medical and public health sectors, with a focus on health data and innovation. An ethics advisor to the European Commission and various health committees, she also consults for the pharmaceutical industry and contributes to NHS and IDDO health data initiatives.
  • Andrew Banks
    Lead Data Scientist Data Science Campus