Recent and Selected Publications

The Digital Network of Networks: Regulatory Risk and Policy Challenges of Vaccine Passports. 2021. Eur. j. risk regul. 12, 393-403.
The future of ICT for health and ageing: unveiling ethical and social issues through horizon scanning foresight 2020. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 115.
More works found at my Google Scholar Profile

Recent & Upcoming Talks

My Research Journey
What, How, Why a Code of Ethics?


Liv_In: Living Innovation

EU HORIZON 2020 (2018 - 2021). This project, the successor to COMPASS, looks at integration of responsible innovation practices in large industry, focusing on the Smart Homes and Smart Health sectors. I coordinated a work package, and ran a series of workshops with local families in Leicester on their visions of future technologies.


EU HORIZON 2020 (2016-2019). This project, the successor to Responsible-Industry, looks at integration of responsible innovation practices in the cyber security, nanotechnology and biomedicine industry sectors. I ran a work package and a series of workshops with small companies in cyber-security.

3D Tune-In

EU HORIZON 2020 (2015-2018): Creation of digital games and an audio toolkit to raise awareness of hearing loss and simulation of hearing loss and hearing aids. My role was to be PI for the ethics and responsible innovation component.

ACM Code of Ethics Refresh

(2016-2018). This is a project that refreshed the ACM’s Code of Ethics - which hadn’t been done since 1992. Part of my role was to analyse large qualitative datasets to extract feedback on drafts, and to be part of the writing team that rewrote the Code of Ethics.


EU FP7 (2014-2017). This project looked at implementing responsible innovation in the ICT for health and ageing industry sector. My role was to help co-ordinate the project.


These are the classes I teach (or have taught in the past) at De Montfort University to Business Computing and Informatics students. I use innovative practice where possible such as transformative reflective learning, constructive alignment, and methods such as peer marking and creative learning:

  • IMAT2704: Introduction to Research and Ethics
  • IMAT3103: Research Methods
  • IMAT3901: Computer Ethics (Computer Science students)
  • IMAT3902: Computer Ethics

I also have taught the following postgraduate courses for PhD students:

  • REST7525: Ethics
  • REST7050: Information Systems Doctoral Training Programme

Research Students


  • Michelle Brown (representation of women in video games)
  • Matt Levesley, Horizon CDT (gender identity experiences on social media)
  • Ruairi Blake, Horizon CDT (ethical consumerism)
  • Florence Smith Nicholls, IGGI CDT (generative archaeological games)


  • George Ogoh (responsible innovation in 3D printing)
  • Job Timmermans (responsible research and innovation in research projects)
  • Candace Grant (teaching ethics to computer science students using positive psychology)
  • Eric Agyei-Bekoe (e-government in Ghana)
  • Yahya Al-Ahareth (e-learning for women in Saudi Arabia)


I am available to comment on ethics of technology, particularly emerging technologies. Here are some of the things I have been a part of over the last couple of years.