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About Helen Z Margetts

Helen Margetts is Professor of Society and the Internet at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), a department of the University of Oxford. She is a political scientist specialising in public policy and management, particularly the relationship between government and the Internet and related technologies. She also works on electoral systems, political parties and participation. She has published numerous books and articles in these areas as well as major research and policy reports for agencies such as the UK's National Audit Office. She has directed a number of large-scale research projects and has set up and co-directs an experimental laboratory for the social sciences at Oxford, OxLab. In 2003 she and Patrick Dunleavy won the 'Political Science Making a Difference' award from the UK Political Studies Association.
Professor Margetts joined the University of Oxford in 2004 from University College London where she was a Professor in Political Science and Director of the School of Public Policy. Previously she worked as a lecturer at Birkbeck College (University of London) and a research fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). She began her career as a computer programmer and systems analyst with Rank Xerox after receiving her BSc in mathematics from the University of Bristol. She returned to study at the LSE in 1989, completing an MSc in Politics and Public Policy in 1990 and a PhD in Government in 1996.
Helen is Editor in Chief of the OII/PSO journal Policy and Internet.


Present Editor-in-chief, Policy and Internet, Policy Studies Organization
Present Professor of Society and the Internet, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford
Present Professorial Fellow, Mansfield College, University of Oxford

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University of Oxford
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