Christopher O’Neill is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Monash node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society. He completed his PhD at the University of Melbourne in 2020. His doctoral research was in the analysis of body-sensing technologies, such as heart rate monitors and productivity sensors. He studied their historical development and contemporary impact in the workplace, the medical clinic, and the (smart) home.
Christopher joined the Centre in January 2021, where he works in the Data research program, analysing the social and operational issues arising from the deployment of automated decision-making systems. He has a particular interest in the development of biometric technologies such as facial recognition cameras, and what implications such technologies might have for conceptions of identity and governance.