Ellen is an independent researcher and Senior Fellow at Demos.

Her work focuses on how to protect healthier information environments, online discourse and digital rights. She has led research and policy engagement on gendered disinformation, digital regulation and online privacy, and was the Head of CASM from 2022-2023 leading programmes of work on information environments and emerging technologies to support a healthier digital ecosystem.

She regularly provides expert commentary for radio and programmes including BBC Panorama and The Moral Maze, and has given evidence to several Parliamentary Committees.