I am a Senior Researcher in Trustworthy Systems at the Alan Turing Institute, in the Tools, Practices, and Systems programme. I lead the Innovation and Impact Hub for the Turing Research and Innovation Cluster in Digital Twins. I am also the Principal Investigator for the Trustworthy and Ethical Assurance of Digital Twins project (funded by UKRI), and project lead for the Trustworthy and Ethical Assurance (TEA) Platform.
My research expertise includes trustworthy AI systems 🤝, digital twinning 🔁, responsible research and innovation ⚖️, data and AI ethics 🤖, and philosophy of cognitive science 🧠. I currently lead the Trustworthy and Ethical Assurance of Digital Twins (TEA-DT) project, supported by a grant from the UKRI’s BRAID programme.
My research has been featured in the Conversation, the Guardian, BBC Radio 4, the New York Times and Vox. I have also advised numerous regulators and policy-makers and worked with the Ministry of Justice; Office for Artificial Intelligence; Information Commissioner’s Office; Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation; the Department for Science, Innovation, and Technology; and the Department of Health and Social Care.
But my most important research is the constant learning involved with being a loving father and husband 👨👩👧! When I’m not figuring out how to do the above, you can find me at the bouldering gym figuring out how to ascend a bouldering problem 🧗
Prior to joining the Alan Turing Institute, I was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford. Before this, I worked at the Department of Computer Science, University of Bristol where I explored the ethical and epistemological impact of big data and artificial intelligence as part of the thinkBIG project.
I completed my PhD in 2017 at the Department of Philosophy, University of Bristol. My thesis was on embodied decision-making as understood from the perspective of the predictive processing hypothesis.