Dr Victoria Nash

 Dr Victoria Nash

Victoria Nash is the OII's Deputy Director and Policy and Research Fellow. She focuses on linking OII research to policy and practitioner communities.

Email: victoria.nash@oii.ox.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)1865 287231

Profile

Victoria Nash is the Deputy Director and Policy and Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII). In the latter role, she is responsible for connecting OII research with policy and practice. Her particular research interests draw on her background as a political theorist, and concern the theoretical and practical application of fundamental liberal values in the Internet era. Recent projects have included efforts to map the legal and regulatory trends shaping freedom of expression online for UNESCO, analysis of age verification as a tool for balancing the interests of children and adults online, and the role of information and Internet access in the development of moral autonomy. She is also Course Director of the OII's Summer Doctoral Programme.

Prior to joining the OII in 2002, Vicki was a Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Policy Research. She received her D.Phil in Politics from Nuffield College, Oxford University in 1999, having completed an M.Phil in Politics from Magdalen College in 1996, and a BA (Hons) Degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics before this.

Positions held at the OII

  • Deputy Director, August 2014 -
  • Policy and Research Fellow, August 2002 -
  • Director of Graduate Studies, September 2010 - March 2014
  • Director of Graduate Studies, October 2008 - September 2009

Research

Current projects

  • Child Protection

    January 2005 -

    Work and activities by OII faculty and associates on issues surrounding online child safety and protection.

Past projects

Publications

Articles

Books

Chapters

  • Nash, V. (2014) The Politics of Children's Internet Use. In Graham, M., and Dutton, W. H. (eds) Society and the Internet: How Networks of Information and Communication are Changing our Lives. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Nash, V. (2013) Analyzing Freedom of Expression Online: Theoretical, Empirical and Normative Contributions. In Dutton, W.H. (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Internet Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Ahlert, C., Nash, V. and Marsden, C. (2005) Implications of the Mobile Internet for the Protection of Minors. L'ICT Trasforma la Societa. Milan: Forum per la Tecnologia della Informazione.
  • Nash, V. (2003) Public Policy and Social Networks. In: C.Phillipson, G.Allan and D.Morgan (eds) Social Networks and Social Exclusion. London: Ashgate.
  • Murero, M. and Nash, V. (2003) The Internet and Community in Europe. In: K.Christensen and D.Levinson (eds) The Encyclopedia of Community. California, CA: Sage.

Presentations

Reports

Working papers

Teaching

Courses taught at the OII

  • Digital Era Government and Politics

    Providing an in-depth understanding of the changing nature of digital-era governance and politics and the theoretical, practical and ethical questions surrounding the role of the Internet and related technologies in political life.

DPhil students supervised at the OII

Current students

  • Gillian Bolsover

    Redistributing power or reinforcing existing hierarchies: comparing the political effects of social media in the US and China

  • Tom Nicholls

    Digital Era Local Government in England: Service reform and the Internet, 1997-2014

  • Jon Penney

    Chilling Effects in the Internet Age: Three Case Studies

  • Wybo Wiersma

    The Internet as a Catalyst for Social Movements: An analysis of simulation of social media mechanisms in the context of the Arab Spring, Indignados and Occupy Movements

Completed students

  • Marcelo Thompson

    Evaluating Neutrality in the Information Age: On the Value of Persons and Access

Webcasts

  • You can't solve problems by breaking the net

    You can't solve problems by breaking the net

    Recorded on: 5 December 2013 Duration: 00:14:22

    Interview with Cory Doctorow.

  • A better internet for kids – with or without politicians?

    A better internet for kids – with or without politicians?

    Recorded on: 21 November 2013 Duration: 00:07:33

    Interview with Simon Milner, Director of Policy, UK and Ireland, Facebook.

  • Interview with Mike Bracken

    Interview with Mike Bracken

    Recorded on: 14 November 2013 Duration: 00:12:04

    Interview with Mike Bracken, Executive Director of Digital in the Cabinet Office.

  • OII Internet and Society Awards: Raspberry Pi

    OII Internet and Society Awards: Raspberry Pi

    Recorded on: 13 November 2012 Duration: 00:21:33

    Victoria Nash talks to Pete Lomas, Founder and Trustee at innovative non-profit foundation Raspberry Pi, recipients of an OII Internet and Society Award, in recognition of their exemplary efforts in using the Internet for the public good in Britain.

  • IPP 2012: Welcome and Plenary Panel

    IPP 2012: Welcome and Plenary Panel

    Recorded on: 21 September 2012 Duration: 01:00:14

    Panellists discuss the opportunities and challenges posed by big data for research and public policy-making at the conference "IPP2012: Big Data: Big Challenges".

  • Virtual Student Open Day 2010

    Virtual Student Open Day 2010

    Recorded on: 7 December 2010 Duration: 00:59:58

    A recording of our first 'virtual open day', with the OII Director of Graduate Studies, the OII MSc course convenor, and a student representative answering questions submitted online about our Graduate Studies programme.

  • Student Open Day 2010

    Student Open Day 2010

    Recorded on: 24 November 2010 Duration: 01:02:32

    Introductory talks by the OII Director of Graduate Studies, the OII MSc course convenor, a representative of the Oxford University Graduate Admissions Office, and students, followed by a Q&A session.

  • CyberSafety Conference: Introductions

    CyberSafety Conference: Introductions

    Recorded on: 9 September 2005 Duration: 00:27:03

    Introductions to the 2005 Cybersafety Conference, focusing on the complex web of issues, assumptions and trade-offs involved in improving online safety and security at a personal, national and international level.

  • Interview with Ian Walden: 2005 CyberSafety Conference

    Interview with Ian Walden: 2005 CyberSafety Conference

    Recorded on: 9 September 2005 Duration: 00:04:07

    Interview with Ian Walden from the 2005 Cybersafety Conference, focusing on the complex web of issues, assumptions and trade-offs involved in improving online safety and security at a personal, national and international level.

  • Interview with Jim Gamble: 2005 CyberSafety Conference

    Interview with Jim Gamble: 2005 CyberSafety Conference

    Recorded on: 9 September 2005 Duration: 00:05:47

    Interview with Jim Gamble from the 2005 Cybersafety Conference, focusing on the complex web of issues, assumptions and trade-offs involved in improving online safety and security at a personal, national and international level.

  • Interview with Lilian Edwards: 2005 CyberSafety Conference

    Interview with Lilian Edwards: 2005 CyberSafety Conference

    Recorded on: 9 September 2005 Duration: 00:02:40

    Interview with Lilian Edwards from the 2005 Cybersafety Conference, focusing on the complex web of issues, assumptions and trade-offs involved in improving online safety and security at a personal, national and international level.

  • Interview with Liz Butterfield: 2005 CyberSafety Conference

    Interview with Liz Butterfield: 2005 CyberSafety Conference

    Recorded on: 9 September 2005 Duration: 00:04:08

    Interview with Liz Butterfield from the 2005 Cybersafety Conference, focusing on the complex web of issues, assumptions and trade-offs involved in improving online safety and security at a personal, national and international level.

  • Interview with Peter Grabosky: 2005 CyberSafety Conference

    Interview with Peter Grabosky: 2005 CyberSafety Conference

    Recorded on: 9 September 2005 Duration: 00:05:42

    Interview with Peter Grabosky from the 2005 Cybersafety Conference, focusing on the complex web of issues, assumptions and trade-offs involved in improving online safety and security at a personal, national and international level.

  • Interview with Roger Darlington: 2005 CyberSafety Conference

    Interview with Roger Darlington: 2005 CyberSafety Conference

    Recorded on: 9 September 2005 Duration: 00:04:46

    Interview with Roger Darlington from the 2005 Cybersafety Conference, focusing on the complex web of issues, assumptions and trade-offs involved in improving online safety and security at a personal, national and international level.

  • Interview with Sonia Livingstone: 2005 CyberSafety Conference

    Interview with Sonia Livingstone: 2005 CyberSafety Conference

    Recorded on: 9 September 2005 Duration: 00:02:37

    Interview with Sonia Livingstone from the 2005 Cybersafety Conference, focusing on the complex web of issues, assumptions and trade-offs involved in improving online safety and security at a personal, national and international level.

News

  • Why posting pictures of your kids on facebook could come back to haunt you, writes Linda Geddes

    31 October 2014 The Adelaide Advertiser

    An article on the use of images of children posted to social media sites which quotes Victoria Nash and was originally published in the Telegraph is reproduced on the Australian news site

  • Why online snaps can returnt to haunt you

    30 October 2014 Daily Telegraph Australia

    Article quoting Victoria Nash on the risks of posting pictures of children on social media sites is reproduced on several Australian news sites including the Herald Sun, Perth Now, Brisbane Courier Mail and News.com

  • Baroness Kidron interview: ‘Children’s online safety is too vital to leave to Government’

    27 October 2014 The Independent

    An interview with Baroness Kidron reports on her involvement with iRights, a charter to make children's use of the internet safer, notes that it has the support of the Oxford Internet Institute.

  • What Oxford has done for the internet

    3 October 2014 University of Oxford

    Vicki Nash provides a tour d'horizon of the major contribution that Oxford has made to the internet since alumnus Sir Tim Berners-Lee created it 25 years ago.

  • Does sharing photos of your children on Facebook put them at risk?

    21 September 2014 The Observer

    An in-depth article explores the many issues relating to posting pictures of children on-line. Vicki Nash advises against posting information that could be used to steal a child's identity.

  • Click

    5 May 2014 BBC World Service

    Vicki Nash talked to the BBC World Service 'Click' programme about the values and value of the Oxford Internet Institute and about its research. (15.07 on clock)

  • The Chris Evans Show

    18 June 2013 BBC R2

    Victoria Nash commented in a news item on the popular morning show which looked at government plans to ask Internet companies to do more to block harmful online content. [c.33:12 on the clock] (also on seven BBC local radio outlets)

  • Icann to set new internet address timetable with raffle

    17 December 2012 BBC News Technology

    Icann, the internet name regulator has opted for a raffle to determine the timetable for applications for new suffixes. Victoria Nash comments that the new top-level domains have been controversial and Icann needs to deliver a smooth rollout.

  • South Today

    11 January 2012 BBC 1

    Victoria Nash talked to BBC local news about the sacking of an Oxford City footballer for posting a homophobic comment on Twitter. People get carried away, she says, and once the message is out it is almost impossible to retract (01.24 on clock).

  • 1iPad luxury, 2iPads necessity for many families

    29 November 2011 Arabian Gazette

    As increasing numbers of children have access to an iPad, companies are responding by developing software specifically designed to appeal to children. Victoria Nash comments on welfare concerns about children online.

  • iPad: Tech Toy of Choice for children Poses Big Challenges

    29 November 2011 Wall Street Cheat sheet

    As increasing numbers of children have access to an iPad, companies are responding by developing software specifically designed to appeal to children. Victoria Nash comments on welfare concerns about children online.

  • IPad-Crazed Toddlers Spur Holiday Sales

    28 November 2011 Bloomberg

    As increasing numbers of children have access to an iPad, companies are responding by developing software specifically designed to appeal to children. Victoria Nash comments on welfare concerns about children online.

  • Oxford University Teaching Awards for OII Faculty

    3 November 2011 Oxford Internet Institute

    We are extremely pleased to announce that three members of the OII teaching faculty are to receive awards from the University of Oxford, in recognition of their excellent contributions to the department's teaching over the past year.

  • Denham celebrates excellence in teaching

    17 October 2008 University of Oxford

    OII Fellows Rebecca Eynon and Victoria Nash are awarded prizes at University of Oxford Teaching Awards ceremony. The scheme is run by the Oxford University Learning Institute and aims to recognise excellence in college and university teaching

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