Oliver researches and consults on the social impacts of data and tech policy.  He is the founder of The Data Skills Consultancy, which aims to ensure widespread understanding and good use of data.  He was previously in No10 Downing Street as a founding member of the UK Government’s Rapid Response Unit, and in the Cabinet Office as the first Teaching Fellow on the Accelerate Digital Skills programme.  He also worked on EU data transfers during the Brexit negotiations for DCMS, and helped created the UK government’s new data adequacy assessment capability.  He has conducted research into regulating technology as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and carried out social media analysis on political events and information warfare with CASM.   He is an Honorary Research Associate of the UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies, where he did his PhD on sociology of social media and also taught on numerous programmes including the interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts and Sciences.