• 5 Dec 2022 – invited commentator for book launch for Guido Noto La Diega, Internet of Things and the Law, Faculty of Advocates, Edinburgh.
  • 29th Nov 2022 – with S Lechelt ‘Fixing the Future: Right to Repair and Internet of Things’, Circular Economy Festival, Chartered Institute of Waste Management.
  • 18 Nov 2022 – with D Miranda. ‘Policing Faces: Intelligent Facial Surveillance’ ALGOPOL, Oslo.
  • 10 Nov 2022 – ‘Regulation by Design for Internet of Things and AI’ Design Informatics Seminar Series, University of Edinburgh.
  • 10-12 Oct 2022 – with A Crabtree and G McGarry ‘Legal Provocations for HCI in the Design and Development of Trustworthy Autonomous Systems’, NORDICHI, Aarhus
  • 1 – 5 Aug 2022 – Invited to the ‘Research Through Design Residential 5-day Jamboree’, Lancaster University, Cumbria.
  • 26-28 July 2022 – with D Miranda and A Laffe‘Working with Affective Computing: Exploring UK Public Perceptions of AI enabled Workplace Surveillance.’  ETHICOMP, Turku.
  • 6-7 July 2022 – with D McAuley and L Edwards ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong and So will other robots’, Gikii, Reykjavik, Iceland.
  • 1-3 June 2022 – organised a panel with D Miranda, A McStay, V Bakir and P Mantello ‘Affective Surveillance through Emotional AI in Smart Cities’ Surveillance and Society, Rotterdam
  • 6 May 2022 – invited to present on ‘Emotion, Law and AI’ at the ‘AI Bestiary Workshop’ organised at Big Data Institute/TORCH University of Oxford. 
  • 29th April – 5th May – with M. Wilson, S. Midha , H. Maior, A. Cox, and L. Chuang organised a special interest group on ‘Brain Data as Personal Data – bringing together neurotechnology, personal informatics, and work/life balance’  at 40th ACM SIGCHI 2022, New Orleans, US/Online.
  • 3 May 2022 – presented, organised and chaired ‘Regulation of Emotion and Biometric Recognition Workshop’ at Ada Lovelace Institute, Online  
  • 6 April 2022 – invited to present overview of research at Fraunhofer AICOS Human Centred Design Research Group Quarta D’Hora series, Porto, Portugal. 
  • 25th March 2022 – invited to present on ‘Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Research’ for Law School Early Career Researcher Series (cancelled due to strikes).
  • 24th March 2022 – Invited to Present ‘Defence Against Dark Artefacts at ‘(Legal) Challenges for a Cyber-Physical World international symposium, Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation, University of New South Wales/Australia/Online (Cancelled due to strikes).
  • 18th March 2022 – Invited speaker on ‘Emotional AI – Mind Reading Computers?’ for EFI Controversies in the Data Society. (Cancelled due to Covid-19 )
  • 8 March 2022 – Invited to the ‘Towards a research agenda on critical infrastructures security’, Bristol Cyber Security Group, Bristol University/Online. 


  • 12-14 December 2021 – invited discussant to AI and the Rule of Law Residential Workshop, The Dalmahoy Hotel, Edinburgh with DSTL.16 November 2021 – invited discussant to the Public Service Media and AI: Law and Regulation Workshop, University of Edinburgh, Online.
  • 9 November 2021 – presentation on Trustworthy Autonomous Systems by Design at the TAS All Hands, University of Edinburgh, Online.
  • Oct 2021 – presenting with D Miranda on Expecting the Future: Emerging Narratives on Automated Facial and Emotion Recognition Technologies at 4S Conference Toronto, Canada/Online.
  • May 2021 – presenting ‘Trustworthy By Design’ at CIGR panel on Trustworthy Autonomous Systems, University of Sussex/Online
  • May 2021 – Organising an ACM SIG CHI Workshop on Human Data Interaction Through Design Yokohama Japan/Online
  • Jan 2021 – Ran a Computers, Privacy and Data Protection Panel on Emotional AI in Smart Cities with Chuo University, Brussels/Online


  • 15 June 2020 – Stuck in the Middle with (U)sers, with J Chen (Law). ETHICOMP 2020 (Virtual)


  • 25th October 2019 – ‘Edge Computing & Demonstrating Accountability Through the Databox. Regulating Digital Platforms: comparing the British and French Models, University of Edinburgh, UK.
  • 24th October 2019 – Invited Discussant – Artificial Intelligence and the International Rule of Law – UK/Japan Conversation, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • 21st October 2019 – Responsible Research and Innovation Workshop, Horizon CDT, University of Nottingham.
  • 17th October 2019 – Regulating Ubicomp by Design, Design Informatics Seminar Series, University of Edinburgh.
  • 16th October 2019 – Regulating Ubicomp by Design, Law School Staff Seminar Series, University of Edinburgh.
  • 18-21 Sept 2019 – Defence Against the Dark Artefacts, with S Piasecki (Law) and D McAuley (CompSci) EUROCRIM 2019.
  • 5th September 2019 – Human Building Interaction, Internet of Things and Surveillance Conference, Newcastle University, UK.
  • 15-17 May 2019 –Databox: Who controls processing in the smart home? with J Chen (Law), L Edwards (Law), D McAuley (CompSci) TILTing Perspectives 2019, Tilburg, Netherlands. (L Edwards Presented)
  • 15-17 May 2019 –  Ethical by Design?  Responsible Research and Innovation using the Moral-IT Deck of Cards. with P Craigon (Critical Theory and D Darzentas (CompSci) TILTing Perspectives 2019.
  • 4-9 May 2019 – ‘Card Mapper: Enabling Data-Driven Reflections on Ideation Cards’ with D Darzentas (Comp Sci- HCI), R Velt (Comp Sci- HCI), R Wetzel (Comp Sci- HCI), H Wagner (Psychology), P Craigon (Critical Theory), S Benford (CompSci – HCI). ACM SIGCHI 2019 –  (P Craigon presented)
  • 16-17 April 2019 – ‘Defence Against Dark Artefacts: Casting Out the Evil in Smart Homes’ with J. Chen (Law), L. Edwards (Law), D. McAuley (Comp Sci); L. Urquhart BILETA 2019
  • 3-4 April 2019 – Regulating Smart Buildings, Internet of Things Conference, Alan Turing Institute.
  • 8 Feb 2019 – Regulating Human Building Interaction. Edinburgh Futures Institute. 


  • 24-26 September 2018 – ‘Responsible Domestic Robotics’ with D Reedman Flint (Geography) and N Leesakul (Law) for ETHICOMP 2018, Gdansk, Poland. (Natalie presented)
  • 29-31 Aug 2018 – with D Miranda, “Policing and the Internet of Things: making daily life visible to Justice?” European Society of Criminology (EUROCRIM ’18), Sarajevo, Bosnia.
  • 7-9 June 2018 – with A McStay, ‘Governing Affective Computing & the Problem of Being Private in Public’, 8th Surveillance & Society Conference ’18, Aarhus, Denmark.
  • 7-9 June 2018 – with D Miranda, ‘Smart Home, Smart Policing’, 8th Surveillance & Society Conference ‘18 Aarhus, Denmark.
  • 24-25 May 2018 – Embedded Law: Reflections on Regulating Ambient Interactive Computing’, Danish Association of STS Conference ’18, ITU, Copenhagen, Denmark.(abstract accepted but unfortunately had to cancel).
  • 21-22 May 2018 – with V Portillo, A Koene, D McAuley, S Larsson & P Runeson ‘Trust by Design Workshop’ Data Justice ‘18, Cardiff, Wales.
  • 10-11 April 2018 – ‘Adaptive Architecture: Regulating Human Building Interaction’, 33rd BILETA ‘18, Aberdeen, Scotland.
  • 21-23 March 2018Invited Keynote Speaker, ‘Regulating IoT for Food’ , IoT for Food, University College Dublin, Ireland.
  • 1st Feb 2018 – Invited Speaker – ‘Emerging Technologies and the General Data Protection Regulation: Meet the Experts’, LATi (Loughborough Advanced Technology & Innovation), Loughborough, England.


  • 15th September 2017: ‘Hunting for Ethical Innovation in the Adventures of Rick and Morty’, Gikii XI, Winchester, England.
  • 6th September 2017 – Invited SpeakerVIRT-EU ThingsCon Salon as part of TechFest 2017 (5-10th Sept), Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 6th September 2017 – Invited Speaker – “MoralIT: Regulating the Domestic Internet of Things”, STS Salon, IT University, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 20th June 2017: Invited Speaker “User Centric Regulation for IoT”, Sensing and Privacy Workshop, Queen Mary University, London
  • 4-8th June 2017: “Ethical Dimensions of User Centric Regulation”, ICT and the City Stream, CEPE/ETHICOMP 2017, University of Torino, Italy
  • 26 May 2017: – Invited Speaker – Talk at School of Computer Science, Lancaster University, UK
  • 17-19 May 2017: with D McAuley “Assessing Information Security Regulations for Domestic and Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems”, Tilting Perspectives 2017, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
  • 24-28 April 2017 – Invited Speaker – “User Centric Regulation and IoT” Lorentz Centre Workshop – Privacy by Design Beyond the Screen: (How) Is it Possible? Leiden University, The Netherlands (PPT = PbD_for_IoT)
  • 20-21 March 2017 – with N Sailaja and D McAuley, “Realising the Right to Data Portability in Practice”BILETA 2017, Braga, Portugal
  • 17th Feb 2017 – Invited Speaker “New Directions in IT Law”, Trilateral Consulting, London


  • 2nd Dec 2016: Invited Speaker – “User Centric Regulation for the Internet of Things”,  Edinburgh Law School, University of Edinburgh
  • 20th May 2016Invited Speaker – “Doing information privacy by design: Engaging Technology Designers with Regulation” Data PSST! ESRC Seminar Series, Bangor University, Bangor May 2016 Position paper online at blog
  • 5-6th May 2016Invited Speaker and Panellist – “Multidisciplinary Reflections on Regulation and the Internet of Things” Internet of Things and Cybersecurity Conference, Royal Holloway, London
  • 21-23rd April 2016 – “Regulation by Design for Ambient Domestic Computing: Lessons from Human Computer Interaction” 7th Biannual Surveillance and Society Conference, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain (PhD studentship awarded)
  • 11-12th April 2016 – “Privacy by Design and the Internet of Things: From Rhetoric to Practice using Information Privacy Cards” 31st Annual BILETA Conference 2016, University of Hertfordshire
  • 25th Jan 2016 – 2 lectures with E Luger, Information Commissioner Office Know About Session ‘Privacy by Design in Action’, Information Commissioners Office, Wilmslow


  • 4th Oct 2015 – Workshop Organiser “Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Games and Human Values” ACM CHI Play, London, England
  • 20th April 2015 –  “Playing the Legal Card: Using Ideation Cards to Raise Data Protection Issues within the Design Process” ACM CHI 2015Seoul, S Korea
  • 16th April 2015 – “Smart Meters, Home Automation and Regulation”, Meiji Centre for Business Information Ethics, Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan


  • 8th December 2014  – “Smart Energy Infrastructure: Privacy and Security Concerns”, Scottish Privacy Forum – Smart Cities Symposium, University of Stirling,  Stirling, Scotland
  • 10-11th July 2014 –  “The intersection of EU Data Protection Law Reform and everyday ambient computing design: challenges and opportunities” Easy Privacy, Asian Privacy Scholars Network 4th International Conference, Meiji University,  Tokyo, Japan
  • 26-27th June 2014 – Invited panellist – “Drones and Self-Driving Cars” SCL Technology Law Futures Forum – Co-organised with EINS,  Herbert Smith Freehills, London, England
  • 2nd June 2014 – Invited Speaker – “Droning on about flying machines: legal perspectives on domestic civilian UAVs” Centro de Investigacao em Ciencias Sociais, Departmento de Sociologia, Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal
  • 24-26th April 2014 – “Is Policing Surveillance of Online Social Media Out of Control? A UK Legal Perspective”, 6th Biannual Conference of the Surveillance Studies Network, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • 14-16th April 2014 – “Bridging the gap between law and technology design: the challenges of ubiquitous computing” BILETA 2014, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK


  • 16-17 August 2013 “‘The Persistence of Memory: Towards the Synchronic Society” – Presentation and Poster – at Gikii VIII Seaside Edition, Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management, Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, UK
  • 23-24 May 2013 – “‘Smile! Drones operating overhead’ – An emerging framework for UK Regulation of Domestic Drones” at Spy in the Sky: Regulatory Issues of Drones and Unmanned Aerial Systems, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia


  • 17-18th September 2012 – “The Bug Farm: Addressing the imminent swarm of domestic drones”(Powerpoint) presented at Gikii VII, University of East Anglia, London, England
  • 7th June 2012 – “The Aerial Gaze: regulation of surveillance by domestic drones” presented at SCRIPT Conference University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh.

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