Dr Matthew Forshaw is Senior Advisor for Skills to The Alan Turing Institute, and Reader in Data Science at Newcastle University.

His work in data and AI skills includes working with the government on the skills pillar of the National Data Strategy, as College of Experts member to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), and leading the development of AI Skills for Business framework with Innovate UK BridgeAI.

His work on professionalisation of the data science occupation with the Alliance of Data Science Professionals is having a major impact on public and professional policy and practice, setting professional values and ethical standards for the use of data science and AI for the UK’s accreditation and certification processes across several major professional bodies.

He is passionate about democratising access to, and widening participation into, data and AI skills training at all levels. Most recently Dr Forshaw is Training and Skills lead for EPSRC Northern Health Futures Hub.