Rowena has contributed/contributes in various capacities to European research projects (e.g., SHERPA, TITANIUM, SIENNA, SATORI, IRISS, PULSE, EU privacy seals. She is currently the deputy co-ordinator of the SIENNA project.
Her areas of expertise include regulation of new and emerging technologies, comparative legal analysis, ethics of new and emerging technologies, privacy and data protection (law, policy and practice), privacy certification, security and surveillance, ethical impact assessment, responsible research & innovation and proposal development.
She has carried out legal and policy research specifically related to data privacy and technology, and provides regulatory, industry and policy advice on EU data protection law (including the General Data Protection Regulation).
Rowena has published book chapters in Policy Press, Routledge, Springer and articles in journals such as the Computer Law & Security Review, Innovation:The European Journal of Social Science Research, International Data Privacy Law, International Review of Law, Computers and Technology, Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, Journal of Contemporary European Research and Science and Engineering Ethics. She is co-editor of Privacy and Data Protection Seals (TMC Asser/Springer 2018).
Rowena holds a PhD in law from the University of Edinburgh.