Linnet Taylor is a Marie Curie research fellow in the University of Amsterdam’s International Development faculty, with the Governance and Inclusive Development group. Her research focuses on the use of new types of digital data in research and policymaking around issues of development, urban planning and mobility. She is also an associate researcher at DataPop Alliance, and a member of the World Economic Forum’s advisory council on data-driven development.
Previously she was a researcher at the Oxford Internet Institute on the project ‘Accessing and Using Big Data to Advance Social Science Knowledge’. Linnet studied a DPhil in International Development at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex where she was also part of the Sussex Centre for Migration Research. Her doctoral research focused on the adoption of the internet in West Africa. Before her doctoral work she was a researcher at the Rockefeller Foundation where she developed programmes around economic security and human mobility.