Researcher, Ridgeway Information

Adina is a researcher specializing in applying open sources to research tasks at Ridgeway Information, a research consultancy in London. Her work centers around finding new tools and refining novel research techniques, particularly supporting the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). She is interested in big data, machine learning, and natural language processing applications for the security sector. Adina is Ridgeway’s focal point for the Gender Champions in Nuclear Policy network and leads Ridgeway’s work on diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability. Previously, Adina worked in the European Commission’s polling services in Brussels. She has also supported numerous Economic and Social Research Council projects on pan-European governmental structures, electoral systems, voting behaviors, and security and environmental policies. Adina holds an MA in applied security and strategy from the University of Exeter, where her dissertation focused on strategies used by disparate groups at opposite ends of the ideological spectrum. Her BSc in politics and international relations focused on big data and social movements.

I am most excited to work on projects that… bring together a diverse range of voices and give platform to marginalized ones. 

I am looking for partners who can help me… turn my enthusiasm into sustainable action. 

A moment when I felt most inspired in my work was… overcoming differences in opinion and delivering a piece of analysis the whole team was proud of. 

Innovations in my field that I am most excited to work on… are those that learn from successes in other fields in order to improve. 

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