Prof Aphra Kerr

Professor

Email Address: aphra.kerr@adaptcentre.ie

Dr. Aphra Kerr is a Professor at the Department of Sociology at Maynooth University and a Co-PI at the ADAPT Centre for Digital Media Technology. She is the scientific lead of the Transparent Digital Governance strand. Her ADAPT research focuses on the ethics and values underpinning data governance, AI related public policy and social expectations of AI. Aphra was on the multi-stakeholder Media and Technology committee of the European AI4people initiative (2020) which contributed to sectoral policy recommendations on trustworthy AI. She has over twenty years researching digital content and technology with a focus on digital games. She is the author of over 100 publications and two monographs on digital games: Global Games: Production, Circulation and Policy, Routledge, 2017 and The Business and Culture of Digital Games, Gamework/Gameplay, Sage 2006. She has held visiting fellowships at the University of Edinburgh (2019) and the University of Pennsylvania (2011). She was accepted into the Academia Europaea in 2020.

Research Domains
  • Data Governance
  • Data Management
  • Multi-Stakeholder Engagement
  • Policy
  • Privacy & Ethics
  • Responsible Innovation

Publications