Mevan is the Chief Operating Officer and Deputy CEO, at the UK’s leading fact checking charity, Full Fact.
Previously, Mevan was the founding head of Full Fact’s automated fact checking team, which won the Google AI Impact Challenge.
In 2016 she co-authored The State of Automated Fact Checking, and regularly speaks in the UK and internationally about misinformation, fact checking, and civic technology.
Mevan has been a digital adviser to the Big Lottery Foundation, is a board member of the civic engagement non-profit Democracy Club, and is a founding organiser of Citizen Beta, a community of 600+ civic technologists in the UK.
Mevan joined Full Fact in 2014 after working at Cancer Research. Before that she worked at Bite the Ballot, an initiative that registers young people to vote. There she launched Britain’s first ever National Voter Registration Day. To date this has registered over a million young people to vote.
Mevan was born in Baghdad, Iraq, to Kurdish parents. You might have seen her in the New York Times when she found the man who gifted her a bike when she was a refugee.