Dr Kate Cowan is an education researcher based at UCL Institute of Education, with research interests including play, creativity, literacies and digital technologies. Kate has carried out research into children’s play and learning in settings including nurseries, schools, playgrounds and museums. Prior to joining UCL Institute of Education, Kate worked as a nursery teacher and has written widely for teachers, researchers, students and the general public.
Sudeshna Mukherjee works on the 5Rights Digital Futures Commission. In her last two assignments at the World Bank Group and Know Violence in Childhood: a Global Learning Initiative, she planned and lead high impact communication, knowledge, and advocacy campaigns. Sudeshna holds a postgraduate degree in Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai, India and is pursuing MSc in Media, Communication and Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Dr Kruakae Pothong is a Researcher at 5Rights and visiting research fellow in the Department of Media and Communications at London School of Economics and Political Science. Her research spans the areas of human-computer interaction, digital ethics, data protection, Internet and other related policies. She specialises in designing social-technical research, using deliberative methods to elicit human values and expectations of technological advances, such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and distributed ledgers.
Natasha Jetha is a Project Co-ordinator at 5Rights. She has an extensive policy background and has successfully led on many projects and campaigns at Leonard Cheshire and Independent Age. In the past, Natasha has worked for the NSPCC and was a volunteer counsellor for Childline.
Dr Rys Farthing is Director of Projects at 5Rights. Ryshas worked for NGOs in Australia, the US and UK, with a focus on realising children and young people’s rights. She has been involved in a number of charity start-ups and complex restructures. She is a former academic and has held posts at the University of Oxford, and RMIT University.