Owen Churches

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Owen is a senior statistician in the Government of South Australia based at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute where he works across the technical and political aspects of using data to make decisions. A focus of his work is on the social impact of data collection, analysis and sharing  and the ethical considerations that are required to responsibly work in this area. His 2019 Churchill Fellowship took him to the United Kingdom to meet with academics, government leaders and industry executives who have developed approaches to the fair, accountable and transparent use of data.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Cambridge

1 Oct 200730 Sep 2011


  • R
  • ethics
  • network science
  • administrative data
  • machine learning