Professor Sabina Leonelli

Prof Sabina Leonelli


University of Exeter

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Sabina Leonelli is Professor of Philosophy and History of Science at the University of Exeter, where she co-directs the Exeter Centre for the Study of the Life Sciences (Egenis) and leads the “Data Governance, Algorithms and Values” strand of the Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence. Her research concerns the epistemology and governance of data-intensive science, the philosophy and history of organisms as scientific models and the role of open science and related evaluation systems in the global research landscape. She has a strong interest in science policy and served as expert for a number of national and international bodies including the European Commission. She is a Turing Fellow, ERC grantee, Vice-President of the European Philosophy of Science Association, Editor-in-Chief of History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, Plan S Ambassador, and Associate Editor of the Harvard Data Science Review. Her publications span the fields of philosophy, social science, biology, history, data science and science policy, and include the award-winning book Data-Centric Biology: A Philosophical Study (2016).