Timandra Harkness is a British writer, presenter and comedian. Harkness has co-written and performed comedy shows related to science and mathematics, including collaborations with her mother Linda Cotterill and comedian Matt Parker. She has also presented BBC Radio 4 documentaries including Divided Nation and the FutureProofing series.
Since 2016, she has chaired the Data Debate series for the Alan Turing Institute and the British Library. She is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and a member of their Data Ethics and Governance section. She is also a visiting fellow at the University of Winchester's Centre for Information Rights.
She has contributed to several publications, including BBC Science Focus magazine and The Daily Telegraph, and is the author of Big Data: Does Size Matter? published by Bloomsbury Sigma in 2016.