Imogen is a Researcher and Advisor on ESCR and Tech in the Algorithmic Accountability Lab at Amnesty International, where she focuses on how technologies are being used to exacerbate inequality and create new forms of rights violations.
Previously, she coordinated the Right to Food programme at Sustain: the Alliance for Better Food and Farming, where she worked on rights-based approaches to tackling household food insecurity in the UK, focusing on the impact of recent tax and welfare policies upon people’s ability to afford food as well as the unequal distribution of wealth and power in the food system. In the summer of 2020, she worked with the Good Law Project to issue a legal challenge to the UK Government over its refusal to provide support to free school meal eligible children in England over the summer holidays.
Between 2018 and 2020, Imogen worked at Just Fair, where her focus was on broader socio-economic rights in the UK. She has also worked on projects across Europe, the Middle East and South America, including a legal charity specialising in EU law and the rights of migrants; in refugee camps in Greece; she has served as co-director of a social justice and environmental initiative called the Real Junk Food Project, and coordinated medical and psychosocial support to migrants in Northern France.
Imogen has spoken on inequality and austerity, and human rights-based approaches to tackling these issues, in the UK Parliament, at conferences, and on panel discussions, and has written on these subjects for online and traditional media.
Imogen graduated in 2013 with a BSc in Human Rights and Social Anthropology from University of Roehampton. She also holds a MSc in Inequalities and Social Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Significant change can take time. It can also be difficult to see change when you are working in the midst of so many compounding and intersecting problems. However, change is happening. Hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people across the world are organising as they have always done to tackle the inequalities they face, be it due to climate change, air pollution, gender inequality or racism. Every legal challenge won, every unjust policy over turned, and every bit of power that communities take back for themselves is a step in the right direction.