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Dr Emma Schleiger is a multi-disciplinary Research Scientist at CSIRO’s Data61. She holds a PhD in clinical neuroscience from the University of Queensland. Over the last several years her work has focused on the human impact of digital technologies, particularly the responsible use and development of Artificial Intelligence. Emma’s research interests include human-digital interactions and the opportunities for humans and AI to collaborate to create value. She co-authored a discussion paper that informed the development of Australia’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) Ethics Principles, which guide businesses and governments in responsibly designing, developing and implementing AI. She is also experienced in applying strategic foresight approaches to help inform future policy and strategic decisions and has used these approaches to explore areas such as the future of healthcare, transport, energy, agriculture and emerging technologies.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2006

    Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry and Psychology)
    Swinburne University of Technology

  • 2011

    Honours (Neuroscience)
    University of Queensland

  • 2016

    Doctor of Philosophy (Neuroscience)
    University of Queensland

Current Roles

  • Research Scientist
    Digital Futures

Professional Experiences

  • 2016-2018

    Research ethics
    Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland

  • 2011-2016

    Research assistant
    The University of Queensland and Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital