Kirsty Styles

PhD researcher, the University of Central Lancashire, UK

Kirsty is a journalist, campaigner, researcher and performer, advocating for good information, ethical technology and diverse leadership.

Her recent career highlights include acting as a selection advisor for Nesta’s government-backed Future News Fund and creating the Standup For Journalism comedy training and performance night, offering journalists a new way to talk about the public interest.

In 2019, she became the first PhD candidate to be supported by the World Association of News Publishers, where she’s looking at the environmental sustainability of the news media.

She currently works for Open Data Manchester, helping people use data better, Electronics Watch, which monitors human-rights issues in the electronics supply chain, and is a journalism lecturer at the University of Huddersfield.