Dr Chris O’Neill is an Affiliate of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making & Society (ADM+S) from Deakin University

Dr O’Neill is Research Fellow at the Alfred Deakin Institute.

Christopher’s work draws upon science and technology studies and critical media theory to study the place of automation in contemporary biopower. Prior to his role at Deakin, he spent several years as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Monash University node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society, where among other projects he developed a critical analysis of facial recognition technologies.

While at the ADM+S he spent time as a Visiting Fellow at the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing at the University of California, Berkeley, where he began work on a critical and comparative genealogy of the ‘human-in-the-loop’ in post-war Anglo-American and Francophone work studies.

He also led a team of ECRs at the ADM+S studying the impact of automation in Australian warehouse spaces. For his work at the ADI he plans to synthesise these strands of research, in order to reimagine the role of the human in automated workplaces.