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:

  • 2020 – ‘Emotional AI in Cities: Cross Cultural Lessons from UK and Japan on Designing for An Ethical Life’ Jan 2020 – Jan 2023 (Co-I, c£700,000 – ESRC / Japan Science and Technology Agency AI and Society Call) with Bangor University, Northumbria University, Chuo University, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Meiji University.



  • 2019 – ‘Intelligent Ideation: Cardographer’ Oct 2019- Oct 2020. Nottingham Impact Accelerator (£10,000). 


  • 2019 – Stakeholder Consultation as part of Internet of Things Ethics and Governance Group, University of Edinburgh. Jan-May 2019. (£10,000)


  • 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, (Co-I, £1,010,000EPSRC TIPS 2.0 Call) # EP/R03351X/1.


  • 2018 ‘The Memory Machine’ on designing memory preserving IoT for dementia sufferers, Feb ’18 – Oct ‘19, (Co-I £90,000Horizon/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)



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