Elise joined the Ethox Centre in October 2021 as a DPhil candidate in Population Health and a Clarendon Scholar. Her research centres around the societal impacts, policy implications, and human rights challenges of emerging technologies within global health. She will be continuing this work at Oxford where she will be studying the ethics of infectious disease surveillance technologies under the supervision of Prof. Nina Hallowell, Dr. Stephanie Johnson, and Dr. Federica Lucivero. As a recipient of the Baillie Gifford-Institute for Ethics in AI Scholarship, Elise is also affiliated with Oxford’s Institute for Ethics in AI. Her research is additionally supported by the Nuffield Department of Population Health.
Prior to commencing her DPhil studies, Elise received a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in digitalisation and big data from the Hertie School where she was a research associate on a project evaluating models of the COVID-19 pandemic and a recipient of the DAAD Prize 2020. She also holds a Master of Science with Distinction in Health and International Development from the London School of Economics (where she was jointly awarded the best performance prize for the programme) and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Sociology from Stanford University. Her professional background spans the non-profit, public health, and private (think tank, consulting) sectors.