Will Torness is a Research Assistant for the Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker. He originally joined the team as a volunteer data contributor in November 2021.

Will comes from a career background in broadcast media and recently obtained his MSc in Public Policy from the University of Edinburgh, where his interests focused on policy communication and the influence of policy narratives.

Outside of work, Will enjoys hiking in the Scottish Highlands, finding live folk music around Edinburgh, and making summer visits to his family home in South Dakota.