Veronika Thiel has 14 years of experience in health and social policy in the UK, right across microfinance, fair banking systems, poverty alleviation, integrated care and public health. In the last five years in particular, she has been increasingly involved with the use of big data and algorithms in the health sector. Veronika is convinced that algorithms can improve people’s lives, especially in the health sector, but they need great care and transparency in their development and implementation. Therefore, she is particularly interested in unintended consequences of algorithmic decisions, which can create or increase existing inequalities. Veronika works as a adviser for AlgorithmWatch. As a senior researcher she worked on the project Atlas of Automation, which aims to capture and and shed light on the diverse applications of algorithms in everyday life.