Dr. Gemma Newlands is a Departmental Research Lecturer in AI & Work. As an organisational sociologist, her research explores the impact of artificial intelligence on work and organisations, with particular focus on issues of surveillance and visibility. Her current research investigates the sustainability of AI production, situated at the intersection of supply-chain theory and critical data studies. Gemma also has ongoing research interests in the recognition and evaluation of work in the digital economy, exploring both the notions of occupational prestige and occupational social value.
Her research has been published in leading journals including Organization Studies, Sociology, Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, Big Data & Society, New Media & Society, New Technology, Work and Employment and Research in the Sociology of Organizations.
Gemma received her PhD from the University of Amsterdam in 2023. Previously, Gemma was an Assistant Editor at Big Data & Society and has participated in multiple research projects funded by the Norwegian Research Council and the European Research Council.
Artificial Intelligence, Work and Labour, AI Production, Sustainability, Privacy and Surveillance, Social Theory