Dr Désirée Remmert

Artificial Intelligence Researcher and Project Manager


Dr Desiree Remmert manages the All Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence, of which Big Innovation Centre is the Secretariat. With a particular interest in AI policy research and as a cognitive anthropologist, Desiree is passionate about AI ethics research. 

Before joining the Big Innovation Centre in 2019 she worked as an insight consultant in London. Desiree brings a wealth of experience from academia including eight years of research in social and cognitive anthropology: decision-making, ethics, personal autonomy, urban East Asia, intergenerational as well as youth research. Desiree is also a China and Taiwan expert with extensive training in quantitative and qualitative data analysis, survey design, interview techniques, and ethnography. And she spent three years doctoral/postdoctoral field research in Taiwan and China.


Desiree holds a PhD in Anthropology from The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and has conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Tubingen, Germany, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, and at the LSE. Also she holds and MSc with specialisation in in Comparative Politics and Economics with East Asia Focus (LSE). She is Fluent in German, French, Swedish, and Mandarin Chinese.


“Innovation policy and strategy must ensure citizen participation across all generations and socio-economic groups to guarantee that all members of society will benefit from new technologies.”