Helen Margetts

Director, Oxford Internet Institute

Helen Margetts is the Director of the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), a department of the University of Oxford investigating individual, collective and organizational behaviour online. Margetts joined the OII in 2004 as Professor of Society and the Internet, having previously been Professor of Political Science and Director of the School of Public Policy at University College London. Her research focuses on digital governance and politics, investigating the dynamics of online relationships between governments and citizens, and collective action on the Internet. She is the co-author of (with Christopher Hood) Paradoxes of Modernization: Unintended Consequences of Public Policy Reform (2010); The Tools of Government in the Digital Age (2007) and (with Patrick Dunleavy) Digital Era Governance: IT Corporations, the State and e-Government (2006). Her policy reports on digital government for the National Audit Office undertaken with Patrick Dunleavy of the LSE represent the only systematic evaluation of the UK Government’s electronic presence. She currently holds an ESRC professorial fellowship entitled ‘The Internet, Political Science and Public Policy’, is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Policy and Internet and sits on the Advisory Board of the Government Digital Service in the Cabinet Office.