Previously he was Prize Fellow at the Institute for Policy Research at the University of Bath, a Postdoctoral Researcher on the European Research Council funded DATACTIVE project at the University of Amsterdam. He previously studied Philosophy at Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge, Social Sciences at the Open University and completed his PhD at Royal Holloway, University of London.
In addition to his academic work, Jonathan has a professional background in the civil society sector, public policy and data journalism. He is Senior Advisor at the global civil society organisation Open Knowledge International where he has founded and co-founded numerous initiatives, including the first Data Journalism Handbook, Europe’s Energy, Open Data for Tax Justice, OpenSpending, Open Trials, The Public Domain Review and Where Does My Money Go?. He is on the Advisory Board of the LSE Impact Blog at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and of the Fair Tax Mark, a non-profit initiative dedicated to promoting tax transparency and fairness. He is a regular contributor to The Guardian and Open Democracy and has been interviewed by numerous publications and media organisations about his work.
He is a regular contributor to The Guardian and Open Democracy and has been interviewed by numerous publications and media organisations about his work, including La Repubblica (Italy), O’Reilly Radar (US), OpenSource.com (US), PopTech (US), The European Journalism Centre (Netherlands), The Guardian(UK – see also here), Times Higher Education (UK), Todo Noticias (Argentina) and Zeit Online (Germany).