Bio (125 words)
Dr Kira Allmann is the Senior Digital Strategy Officer for Manchester City Council, where she works to implement Manchester’s digital transformation agenda with communities, responsible and ethical innovation, and climate consciousness at the core. Kira completed a PhD at the University of Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship, specialising in cyberpolitics and digital inequality in the Middle East. Prior to joining Manchester City Council, she was a researcher at the Ada Lovelace Institute, where her work to centred public perspectives and lived experience in data and AI policy. In the past, Kira has organised communities of knowledge diversity and disruption working for the Oxford Human Rights Hub and the Whose Knowledge? campaign, and she held a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Media Law and Policy at the University of Oxford, where she studied community-led initiatives to close the digital divide.