Current Projects & Research Interests

My Research Interests broadly include:

  • Multidisciplinary research at the intersection of Computer Science, Technology Law and Computer Ethics.
  • Examining Legal, Design & Ethics led approaches to regulating emerging technologies, particularly the Internet of Things at different scales (from smart homes to cities).
  • Data Protection, Information Security & Cybercrime.
  • Science & Technology Studies and Surveillance Studies.

Projects (for full lists of recent activities see here, here and here):

Funded Work:

  • 2018 ‘Defence Against the Dark Artefacts’ (DADA) on technical, sociological & legal requirements for effective smart home cybersecurity with U. Cambridge, Imperial College London, U. Nottingham & industry partners ARM, BT, Cisco, Digital Catapult, Internet Society, GCHQ, Crossword Cybersecurity, Petras IoT hub – July 2018 – Jun 2020, (Researcher Co-I, £1,010,000 – EPSRC TIPS 2.0) # EP/R03351X/1;


  • 2018 ‘The Memory Machine’ on designing memory preserving IoT for dementia sufferers, Feb ’18 – Feb ‘19, (Co-I £90,000 – Horizon/EPSRC). This project involves artists, interaction designers, developers, psychologists, dementia specialists co-designing.




  • 2017 About Algorithms & Beyond’ for a range of mini projects exploring aspects of algorithms and IoT Aug ‘17- March ’18, (Co-I, £30,000 – UoN Research Priority Area Grant);



  • 2015 ‘Games & Human Values’ on using games as a medium of critique for wider societal concerns, Aug – Oct ‘15 ( £1500 – EPSRC Grant EP/L011891/1)


  • Robotics and Law:
    • Regulating Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Domestic Drones): presented internationally at conferences in Ljubljana, Braga, London (x2), Edinburgh; interviewed for New Scientist and Wired; published early discussion on the topic in Computers and Law.
    • ETHICOMP 2018 paper with D Reedman Flint and N Leesakul on Responsible Robotics in the Home.
    • Supervising 3 month PhD Student project ‘ Responsible Robotics’.


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