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Dr Keegan McBride

MSc SSI Course Director, Departmental Research Lecturer in AI, Government, and Policy

Dr Keegan McBride

MSc SSI Course Director, Departmental Research Lecturer in AI, Government, and Policy


Dr. Keegan McBride is an expert on topics such as digital government, digital innovation, the use of AI in the public sector, digital well-being and happiness, and government interoperability and data exchange. He is an active member of the scholarly community, participating in several high-level digital government focused conferences and publishing in leading peer-reviewed digital government focused journals. In his research he aims to develop an understanding about the future trajectory of the state in the digital age by exploring the complex and co-evolutionary relationships between technology, society, and the state.

Outside of these academic interests, Keegan is actively working with NGOs, particularly those that focus on reimagining a better, open, human-centric, and equitable digital future, he can additionally be found consulting and working with governments and private sector organizations on the topic of governmental digitalization. Keegan received an MSc in e-Governance Technologies and Services and completed his doctoral studies in public administration –both at the Tallinn University of Technology in Tallinn, Estonia.

Research Interests

Interoperability, Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence in the public sector, digital innovation, open government data, digital government, digital transformation, co-creation of public services, procurement of innovation, digital wellbeing.

Areas of Interest for Doctoral Supervision

Digital Government, Digital Innovation, Government Interoperability and Data Exchange Platforms, Digital Public Services, Open Government Data, Artificial Intelligence in the Public Sector, Co-Creation of Public Services

Positions at the OII

  • MSc SSI Course Director, January 2023 -
  • Departmental Research Lecturer in AI, Government, and Policy, September 2022 -




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Current Courses

Digital Era Government and Politics

This option course will approach the study of government and politics through the lens of data science.