The Advisory panel

Meet the experts who form our Advisory Panel. Nominet extend their thanks to our Advisory Panel for their contribution to designing the Digital Youth Index 2023. You can find out more about the panel and their expertise below.

Senior Digital Strategy Officer, Manchester City Council

Kira Allmann

Kira is the Senior Digital Strategy Officer for Manchester City Council, and she has a professional research background in anthropology, focusing on centering lived experience in tackling digital inequality.

Third Sector Lead, Snook

Kat Dixon

Kat's digital inclusion advocacy includes a research fellowship with the Data Poverty Lab and becoming a Digital Poverty Alliance ambassador. She advises the Minimum Digital Living Standards.

Cliff Manning

Research and Development Director, Parent Zone

Cliff Manning

As R&D director at Parent Zone, Cliff is exploring ways to improve outcomes for children in a connected world through more effective support for families and turn to professionals.

Strategy Lead, PUBLIC

Ram Puvinathan

Ram is an experienced researcher on emerging technologies and public services. At PUBLIC, he leads on commercial strategy and advises organisations on online safety.

Director, Unthinkable

Justin Spooner

A digital strategist working in education and culture at Unthinkable, Justin is passionate about how the right technology can improve human connection, learning and creativity.

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Director of Evidence and Engagement, Good Things Foundation

Dr Emma Stone

Emma leads research, comms and engagement at the UK’s leading digital inclusion charity, delivering programmes and advocating to fix the digital divide alongside community partners.

Policy and Government Relations Consultant

Maeve Walsh

Maeve Walsh is an experienced policymaker and government relations expert who, as a Carnegie UK Associate, has worked extensively on online harms and online safety.

Professor of Digital Culture, University of Liverpool

Simeon Yates

Simeon is Professor of Digital Culture at University of Liverpool and has undertaken multiple projects exploring the social, political, and cultural impacts of digital technologies.

Op Opinium

Opinium is an award-winning, full-service research agency with a global reach.

Where is the data from?

Nominet partnered with Opinium to collect the data. Exploratory qualitative research with young people, parents, secondary school teachers, youth workers and social workers fed into the design of the Digital Youth Index. We then then surveyed 2,000 8 – 25 year olds to robustly measure what it feels like to be a young person growing up in a digital world.

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