I'm a Senior Research Fellow and Affiliated Lecturer at the Dept. Computer Science & Technology (Computer Laboratory), University of Cambridge. I currently hold an EPSRC Fellowship.
My research is at the intersection of computer science and law.
I lead the Compliant and Accountable Systems research group which considers the mechanisms by which technology can be better designed, engineered and deployed to accord with legal and regulatory concerns, and works to better ground policy/regulatory discussions in technical realities. Broadly, we take an interdisciplinary approach towards issues of governance, control, agency, accountability and trust regarding emerging and data-driven technologies.
I also co-chair the Trust & Technology Initiative, which drives research exploring the dynamics of trust and distrust in relation to internet technologies, society and power, and I am a Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute, the UK's national institute for data science & artificial intelligence.
I am active in tech-policy discussions, which has me involved various advisory and outreach initiatives, including with government, regulators and civil society groups.
I undertook my PhD in Computer Science at the University of Cambridge, and have previously studied some law.
I have worked for large and small IT service companies, ran a medical IT startup, and provide consulting services. Much of my commercial experience concerned health and judicial applications, areas with strong governance requirements.
I am originally from Australia, which is far, far away from Cambridge. Thankfully I enjoy travel!